Amir finally did the worst possible thing to Hassan and his father Ali, trying to get them fired Amir, “lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghan bills under it” (104). He betrayed Hassan and Ali, the two people who cared about him the most, and the two people he himself cared about the most. Amir is a coward and even though one would feel bad for him, he did things that couldn't be forgiven. Although he just wants his father’s love which readers can understand, it gave him no right to do any of these things to Hassan and
There is no act more wretched than stealing, Amir,” (Hosseini 17-18). Amir goes to great lengths to please his father and be more like him only to discover in the end that they were not so different after all. In summation, the theme of betrayal is relentlessly depicted throughout this novel. Baba sets off a chain of beguilement when he has an affair with his faithful friend’s wife, Sanaubar.
The protagonist and narrator in the story is Amir Khan. He is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim. He is a wealthy boy who grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amir abuses his privileges over his servant and loyal friend, Hassan and then fails to come to his aid when Hassan is being raped after a kite-fighting tournament.
In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the author, though the journey of Amir, portrays that when man betrays another, the guilt of his actions will lead him to heave a desire to redeem himself. Due to Amir’s feelings of detachment from his father, he is driven to betray his brother and friend, Hassan, by abandoning him in an alley to be raped. Throughout the first few pages of the novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are obviously removed from each other, which causes Amir to have a desire to receive affection from him. Contextually, the reason for this divide stems from Amir’s mother, and Baba’s wife, dying in childbirth. Due to this, Amir feels resentment from his father because he turned out to be less masculine, and was not
”(L 390-392) After leaving Doodle, he finally regains his conscience, and goes back for him unfortunately, he realised his mistake too late. The present older brother, clearly regrets his acts and now that he understands everything about life and what happened, he regrets not loving Doodle the way he should have. At the end, the love between the two brothers is complex and paradoxical, their relationship goes from hatred to love but unfortunately due to pride the relationship between them ended
“‘It ain’t right Atticus.’ said Jem. ‘No son, it’s not right.’” This is an excerpt from the popular story, To Kill A Mockingbird. During this dialogue, Jem’s tears are streaming down his red, angry face as his father Atticus is wearily acknowledging the unjust outcome of the trial of Tom Robinson to his son. This is an excellent example of the loss of innocence in the novel, where Jem is faced with the harsh reality that innocent, good people can be victims of vicious racism.
In an attempt to relieve himself from shame in his father’s eyes, Amir stands by watching Assef rape his best friend, Hassan, so that he will not risk losing the last kite—his key to Baba’s love. Amir mentions that “Hassan was the price… [he] had to pay, the lamb… [he] had to slay to win Baba” (82). Amir’s remorse intensifies after acknowledging how his ignorant behaviour as a child exacerbate the life of his blood brother to the worse. For instance, Amir states just as Hassan is about to leave to Hazarajat that “ This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me…
The kite represents Amir’s happiness because it connects him with Baba, this is very important for Amir because Baba believes his son is a coward who isn’t strong enough to stand up for himself. Although to impress Baba Amir lets Hassan get raped by Assef so he can bring home the blue kite, he states, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba.” Amir has just witnessed Assef rape Hassan and instead of intervening he runs away. Amir says he aspired to cowardice because he believed that what he did was worse than cowardice, he feared that by intervening Assef would hurt him and that was the reason he ran.
Amir finds himself seeking redemption with his father and with Hassan. Amir and his father don’t have the best relationship. At the beginning of the novel, Amir tells us that he understands why his father doesn’t like him. He says it is because Amir killed his wife during childbirth and now he resents him for it.
Doodles brother was embarrassed to have a not all there brother. It was very clear at the beginning of the book that the brother wanted doodle dead. His brother never wanted to be around him because he was scared to be made fun of. He wanted doodle to run and swim and play like all the other children
Both Jem and Scout had a startling knowledge that changed the way they treated other individuals. Both kids were practically killed by Mr. Ewell the night after the trail. Jem understood that Mr. Ewell was a fainthearted man, in light of the fact that keeping in mind the end goal to hurt their dad, Mr. Ewell needed to hit him in his feeble spot, his kids. Both kids understood that negative things that can leave positive things. Despite the fact that Atticus Finch spared Tom Robinson from being erroneously blamed for a wrongdoing, he likewise uncovered that Mr. Ewell beat his kids and was a dishonorable father.
A Story of Betrayal In many books in literature, betrayal among the characters generates conflicts, emotional burdens, and other consequences in the story. In, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the notion of betrayal occurs repeatedly throughout the whole story between the main characters. In this story, the rise of betrayal affects the events and actions that come to light in between the plots and characters. This leads to some major twists and turnouts in the story.
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the theme of shame is shown through the character of Amir, and through the culture of Kabul. Amir represents shame in his recognition of his actions. While his actions during Hassan’s rape were cowardly enough, he realizes that he should have done something, or at least tell someone. In not doing either, Amir acknowledges what he was supposed to do, and ignores it, berating himself all the while for what he knows he ought to have done.
Shame means that you feel remorse for something weather it is your actions or the actions of another. But having shame about a certain action or event doesn't necessarily mean that you have to regret or even take back what happened because there may be justifications and sometimes you can’t justify how you feel or why you feel that way. That being said shame is both the greatest motivator and the greatest deterrent, a lot of people build their lives around forces like shame. Amir is a character that is very concerned with what people think about him which leads him to publicly detaches himself from Hassan.