Waldo’s constant state of sadness indicates that he is stuck at the fourth stage of grief: depression. His inability to progress to the final stage, acceptance, highlights that he is engulfed in his guilt. This characterization of Waldo adds depth to his character that would otherwise not be there. If it was simply stated that he felt sad after Olivia’s death, the reader would not have much to connect with. However, since Russell used imagery to flesh out his character as a boy consumed by guilt, a layer of realism is added to the story.
Unable to forgive himself he goes back to Afghanistan to make things right and become good again. To forgive himself, he tries to atone for all the sins he has committed. In Rahim’s letter Amir is told tat God forgives anyone who asks for it but it is the people who have a hard time forgiving others. Baba, Amir’s father, has also committed sins and done some bad deeds. The guilt comes in the way of his life, guilt for not being able to socially accept Hassan as his son.
What adds to Amir’s guilt is Hassan’s kindness and his refusal to hurt anyone, meaning Hassan was undeserving of the injustice he experienced. Throughout his life, Amir tries to rid himself of the guilt he was living with. The incident that
To forgive is not to forget. Forgiving provides a chance for individuals to atone their mistakes. Learning from these mistakes, allows growth. In fact, in the novel, The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini, Amir struggles with accepting his past. This ultimately contributes to his misery.
In the opening of the story, the narrator is ashamed of Doodle, but in time, the narrator develops into a forgiving, loving person. This overall change was sparked by the death of Doodle. His love that was hidden throughout the story, is finally revealed after Doodle dies in the storm. These changes that the narrator undergoes, taught the reader the many consequences that pride can have on someone, and how it can be certainly evil, depending on the circumstances. To recap, C.S.
Both themes for “The Scarlet Ibis,” and “The Sniper,” were very similar but different at the same time. Within both the stories there is love and resentment between the brothers. This means that ultimately they love each other, but they are forced to make decisions that pull them apart. At certain points in their lives, their beliefs severed their relationship. The theme of “The Scarlet Ibis,” could be that sometimes, by the time we realize we have done something wrong, there is no way to go back and fix the mistake.
Eventually, after Baba's death, Amir got to prove that wrong. But as alienated as Amir felt from Baba as a child and an adult, Amir came to be much the same as his father. “As it turned out, Baba and I were more alike than I'd ever known. We had both betrayed the people who would have given their lives for us” (226). While this is a negative declaration, it can also be seen in a positive light.
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
Currently Amir and Sohrab’s relationship isn 't very stable. Sohrab lost his trust for Amir after Amir told Sohrab he would have to go back to the orphanage. Amir acknowledges his sins in the past, and that 's why with his every effort, tries to find peace and forgiveness with himself, Allah, and Hassan. The only way to do this is to nurture Sohrab and give him the treatment Amir himself wasn’t able to provide for Hassan. In chapter forty six and forty seven of A Thousand Splendid suns, Mariam unleashes her emotions of pain and anger towards Rasheeb, resulting in his death.
Eventually, he remembers his character and his past actions and realizes that it was because of him. After justifying it, he apologizes to her and is reunited with his wife and daughter, full of love for them. Having went through both an Id and a superego, it all comes down to one natural state. That would be the Id because before he had gotten in an accident he was a selfish, self-absorbed lawyer. He wasn’t a bad man, but there is definitely a difference between how he first acted and then how he acted after.