When Amir went back to Afghanistan because of Rahim Khan’s letter, he went to redeem himself for his past mistakes. He needed to get rid of the guilt that has been haunting him for years. "What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975 I felt at peace. I laughed because I saw that, in some nook in the corner of my mind, I had been looking forward to this." (Hosseini 289).
(192) I know that Amir is going to try to get redeemed by this because all he wants is to be good again and that is what Rahim Khan is promising. Rahim Khan tells Amir about Sohrab, Hassan’s baby, and it is Amir’s job to get him because Hassan is actually Amir’s long lost brother. By getting the baby Amir is giving Sohrab a life Hassan never had. He ends up raising him and giving Sohrab a good life rather than living in an orphanage. 2
For so many years, Amir has been carrying this built up guilt of deception. It must have been suffocating for him to not be able to tell anyone about what he’s done to Hassan. It must’ve been devastating to know that there’s nothing he could do to fix what he’s done. But when Rahim Khan called one day and told Amir there was a way he could right his wrong, he took his first breath, knowing that he would redeem himself from guilt and
What appears to be coincidence in The Kite Runner,is in fact destiny unfolding, emphasizing the novel’s major themes. First of all,Assef and Amir’s reunion highlights Amir’s coming of age as well as the theme of redemption. Secondly, the fact that Sohrab saves the day with his slingshot reveals the parent-child relationship between him and Hassan. It also demonstrates Assef’s retribution.
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Amir learns that betrayal, a form of sin, towards a friend will leave him guilty, but if a friendship is true there is hope in redemption. Amir recalls an incident that happens 26 years ago, leaving him with a quest to redeem himself. The memory starts in Kabul, where Amir lives with his father, Baba, and his two servants, Hassan and Ali.
In a world in which survival is nearly impossible, survival has become Eliezer’s dominant goal. He admits that he lives only to feed himself. Eliezer’s relationship with his father is all-important to both of them, because it provides both with support. Though it is crucial to Eliezer to remain with his father at all costs, even the link between parent and child grows tenuous under the stress of the Nazi oppression. When, in this section, Eliezer relates with horror a story about witnessing a thirteen-year-old child who beats his father for making his bed improperly, he seems to feel that the event serves as an implicit cautionary tale.
Patriotism is shown in the movie when Gabriel disobeys his father and does what he believes is best for his soon-to-be country. Benjamin Martin knows he must win the battle against the redcoats in order for his family to live in a new and safe country he can only dream of. This video is about a letter Gabriel sent to his younger siblings at home while he is off fighting in the war. In the patriot, the director, Roland Emmerich, used not-so-accurate historical events, slightly accurate historical elements, and great sound and lighting effects to make the viewer proud of what our nation
In addition, McCandless thought he could found the solution to his frustration with the adultery of his father, and found the true happiness for his life through escaping into the wild. Chris McCandless endangered his life many times in this adventure, and perhaps he was trying to find the happiness of the life through risking his life. He highlighted passages that he felt a strong connection to. McCandless highlighted one of the passage in the book “Family Happiness” by Leo Tolstoy. The passage was “I wanted movement and not a clam course of
Although many of the prisoners mock Wiesel and his father for marching, the father and son tolerate the ridicule and are aware that they have each other's backs. The father-son relationship here expands as they know that the survival of each other is more important than any sort of humiliation or embarrassment. When Wiesel's father thought that he was going to die, he says, "Here, take this knife… I won't need it anymore. You may find it useful.
Having his father there made it easier for Elie. Elie had someone who would be there for him no matter the circumstances. His father loved him and did everything he could to protect Elie in the terrible time in the concentration camp. Elie learned to be strong and to take responsibility. His father dies and Elie is going to remember him forever as the man who sacrificed everything he had left for young Elie.
Emerging Themes Khaled Hosseini’s development of the character Amir, in the novel The Kite Runner, uncovers two emerging themes. Amir’s struggle with the death of Hassan goes over his guilt, and how guilt can cloud a person's judgement. Rahim Khan’s words effect Amir in a major way as well. When Rahim asks Amir to retrieve Hassan’s son he has a shot at redemption for what he has done hinting that in life it is never too late to make the right decision.
Similar to that of a kite’s composition, a degree of irony is woven into the friendship of Amir and Hassan. The kite’s characteristic beauty deceives onlookers as to its ruthless intentions; rather than simply displaying the kite’s graceful movements and appearance, kite fighters aim to destroy and capture their opponents. Likewise, while socially and culturally Amir is superior in education and power, an evaluation of loyalty and courage reveals that the lower-class Hazara servant maintains dominance. In fact, Hassan is able to forgive Amir for his betrayal decades before Amir is able to forgive himself, shown in his yearning “to rekindle things between [them]” (87-88). Amir understands his elevated social standing, but also recognizes Hassan’s superior self-confidence and forgiveness.