He tries to redeem himself from what he did to Hassan. Amir doesn't know why he needs to go against, all he knows is that Rahim Khan needs him to come. ¨ I lay in the dark of the night Rahim Khan called and traced with my eyes the parallel silver lines on the wall made by the moonlight pouring through the blinds¨ (Hosseini 194). Amir's Moral ambiguity comes in when he decides to come back to Afghanistan. He decides to come so he can redeem himself from all the evil things he did while he was there. After he talks to Rahim Khan, he tells him the Hassan not only his childhood best friend but his half brother. Amir tries to help Hassan's own son, Sorab, who is his nephew that is locked in a orphanage. He ends up finding out that a taliab took Sorab. He is shocked when he finds where he is. He finds out that the head person there is Assef. He has unfinished business with amir.¨ When it's all done, only one of us will walk out of this room alive,¨ Assef said. ¨if it's him, them he's earned his freedom and to let him pass, do you understand?¨ What Assef is saying is that they have to settle their differences and if Amir wins then he gets to take Sohrab home. Amir is a good person, he is willing to get beat to death to save Sohrab. He is risking his life to save
“My body was broken- just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later- but I felt healed. Healed at last. I laughed”(Hosseini p. 289). The reader sees that Amir is faced with the worse possible situation. He has to fight his neighborhood bully. Although Amir losses the fight he fells healed because he finally forgives himself for hurting Hassan and not sticking up for him. Then beating from Assef should have come a long time ago according to Amir. It should have been him not Hassan. The reader has a new found respect for Amir as he comes to terms with himself. Sohrab saves Amir from being killed and they escape so Amir has completed his
The human memory has the ability to store significant moments of our lives, allowing them to have a strong effect on us as we grow older. Whether the events are positive or negative, they still shape our personality and actions in the present. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, there are many characters who are influenced by the past and act accordingly. One of these characters is Amir, who must grow from his pusillanimity as a child to redeem himself.
“Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.” In The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-born man named Amir is facing the repercussions of betraying his best friend of his childhood. Now living in the United States, Amir is haunted by his guilt and faces an opportunity to make amends for his past. The guilt of Amir’s betrayal of Hassan leads to his prolonged guilt, causing him to seek redemption. He seeks it through his rescue of Sohrab by standing up to Assef, flying to Afghanistan, and taking Sohrab with him to America.
Amir does not like the choice he makes, to be a coward, when Hassan is raped. Amir immediately feels guilty and it gnaws at him. A couple of days after Hassan was raped, Amir’s guilt grows as well as his resentment. “I watched Hassan get raped…A part of me [hoped that] someone would wake up and hear, so [that] I wouldn’t have to live with this lie anymore…I understood … my new curse: I was going to get away with it" (86). In the dark, while Amir is lying on his bed, he feels that the guilt is
The quote from The Great Gatsby “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is proven true in the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The characters, events that occur and overall theme help prove that once a person makes it past the bad, they are easily pulled back in. Amir is one of the characters that proves this true. He has an action filled childhood with many twists and turns. As he grows up, the action never seems to cease as he is faced with conflict after conflict.
How far will you go to prove you unconditional loyalty? Would you travel to a dangerous place to redeem yourself from something horrible you did as a child? Is it really worth your innocence or your even your life ? The “ Kite Runner “ tells a story about an envious young boy named , Amir who longs for his father’s love and betrays his friend as well as his father’s 40 year old friendship trying to seek his father’s acceptance. Amir lived with guilt for very long from being the cause of his Mother’s death , to being a coward and letting something take place that he could’ve stopped. Hassan was Amir’s servant , but also his loyal friend who would do just about anything for him, including losing his innocence. Growing up , Amir’s father was a businessman and never had much time for him although, Rahim Khan , Baba’s good friend , helped fill that void of a father figure that Amir needed. Rahim knew everything there was to know about Amir , including his big secret. After the invasion of Russia, Amir and his father eventually came to America and started a new life . Many years later , Rahim calls Amir and says , “ There’s a way to be good again “ ( Hosseini 198 ). Amir goes to Peshawar to see Rahim . Rahim breaks the news to him saying that Hassan ,
Holding a terrible truth that can lead to so much guilt can tear a person apart. Not only from themselves, but from others too. In the novel, The Kite Runner, there are many characters with many secrets that the others don’t know about. Two characters of many others are Amir and Rahim Khan. Amir is the main focus of the novel; it basically starts with his childhood all the way until he’s an adult. He was one of the most wealthy people in Afghanistan, until the Russian’s take over later on. His father, Baba, is very respected by others. Baba never paid much attention to his son, also his honesty with him was very poor. Therefore, Amir would spend most of his childhood with his servant, Hassan. Hassan is the reason Amir’s life changed forever, from
Amir returns to Kabul to find Sohrab, but is met by Assef, and is consequently beaten. This event absolves Amir of his guilt that stems from Hassan’s rape 26 years earlier, by liberating Sohrab from the grips the Taliban had on him. Other moments of crises: (Ch4) Baba is presented with
How would you release the guilt that has taken over you, of something you did morally wrong in the past? This question arises in the book The Kite Runner and greatly affects the main character. In the beginning of the book Amir sees something happen that he does nothing about. He continually after lies and betrays the ones he love. The feeling of guilt and regret of that one moment of the past takes over his life. He has to figure out how to forgive himself for what he did and try to feel forgiven by the ones he hurt. The answer of this question is answered later on in the book when Amir can find a way to fix the past.
What is redemption? Redemption is “the action of saving or being saved from evil”. The question is can anyone seek redemption. The answer is yes no matter how bad of a thing a person has done they can always have a chance to redeem themselves. Redemption is a theme seen in the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and redemption is also seen in life today.
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, provides readers with an idea of what life was like in Afghanistan and the hardships and betrayals the people of Afghanistan had to endure. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines betrayal as, “the act of failing or deserting especially in time of need” (Merriam-Webster). Throughout The Kite Runner, many of the characters choose to betray someone they love because of how they were raised or who they are as a person. The motives behind the betrayal vary depending on the person. However, the consequences of the betrayal are always long lasting and have sever effects. Betrayal is seen when Amir cares more about attention than his own friendships. Betrayal is also seen when Baba feels that his son Amir will never be good enough. In contrast, one character who never shows betrayal is Hasssan. In The Kite Runner, Amir and Baba engage in the act of betrayal however Hassan never betrays.
"What goes around comes back around."Meaning, a person's actions, whether it is good or bad, will often have consequences for that person. Guilt is a feeling of remorse for something that was done, such as, crime whether it's fiction or nonfiction. In Khaled Hosseini's novel, The Kite Runner,it was clearly seen that guilt was one of the most relevant themes. Amir expresses his guilt through his actions, insecurities, and his incapability to defend himself.
Amir who is greedy for Baba’s love, would do anything just to grab his attention. He did this by taking advantage of Hassan’s loyalty and betrayed him. He treated Amir poorly as a way to make up for his father's love. When other kids were around Amir, he wouldn’t recognize
Amir retells the narrative of his life, he measures every occasion against his transgression, his double-crossing of Hassan. As we learn towards the novel's end, Amir is not by any means the only character who needs recovery, Assef regardless. Until Rahim Khan uncovers Baba's mystery, Amir supposes he is