Although Sonny found something he loved, other than drugs, he did not seem to care. Sonny voiced his frustration, “But what I don’t seem to be able to make you understand is that it’s the only thing I want to do.” Instead of being compassionate and understanding the older brother’s heartless response was, “It’s time you started thinking about your future.” Sonny’s brother did not care about Sonny’s happiness; all he wanted was for Sonny to do what he wanted him to do so he could fulfill his promise to his mother. These controlling tendencies tied directly into his selfish traits.
Amir makes hassan look like a thief by “planting [his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under [the mattress]” (Hosseini 104). Hassan knew of Amirs intentions that Amir wanted him to leave so Hassan lies and says that he stole it in order to remain loyal with his friend Amir. Thus, Hassan and his father Ali, feel like they can no longer serve Baba or Amir anymore and leave forever; Amir never sees him again. It was then that Amir realized how much of a horrible person he was and how undeserving he was to have Hassan. His father realized it was him and forgave him even though his father said “theft is unforgivable.”
Dimmesdale’s scarlet letter is a permanent scar that causes a strong pain, but nobody is able to see his redemption because it is always hidden. Saying “God is merciful” cannot bring Dimmesdale peace because he knows that he does not deserve God’s forgiveness as a coward who has failed to confess his mistakes. Once Dimmesdale’s sin is covered by his hand, he has stepped into the endless circle of hiding and regretting. The scarlet letter’s changeable nature reflects the life of Hester, who is able to repent her sin in a positive way and eventually gains her right to return to a normal life. However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true.
At the beginning, Paul’s parents did not see that paul already hated his brother and keep secrets about what he did will not change that. Paul sees this and confronts his parents, “He shock his head sadly. ‘We wanted to find a way to keep you from always hating your brother.’ I answered, ‘So you figured it would be better if I hated myself?’” (265) Paul sees his parents for who they really are and how they are blind to the reality of their family and Erik’s actions.
Unfortunately, the De Lacey kids came back home to find the so-called horrifying monster. His isolation escalated, making him feel like there was no hope for him left. Now that he had to leave the people he referred to as his ‘protectors’, he was alone and it was all because Victor deserted the only thing he was responsible for and he couldn’t even do that. When Victor meets up with his creation, he declares “‘Begone! I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness’”
Richard has always felt the unjust of race, and has felt how segregation made it hard for him to have a future. But when he gets a chance to get revenge on the whites, he refuses when he thinks ”Who wanted to look them straight in the face, who wanted to walk and act like a man.(200)” Stealing went against his morals of the right way to succeed and would not help the community appearance to the whites. The community as a whole is very religous but Richard does not share these beliefs, even with the persistence of his friends and family he says ”Mama, I don't feel a thing.(155)” This caused his friends to beg him, but in face of rejection they leave him alone.
The final guilt Amir struggles with is his guilt of apathy where he physically commits the action and instead of standing as a bystander becomes the person who committed the act, which gives him a different form of guilt. Amir feels apathy guilt through betraying his friend and kicking Hassan out of the house because he is a witness to the crime Amir has committed. Amir has guilt because he chases Hassan out, “I flinched, like I’d been slapped… Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me… And that led to another understanding: Hassan knew.
Edward was ready to split up the kingdom in order to keep Piers Gaveston with him. He was not afraid of anyone, not even of his wife, and he lived the life the way he wanted. At the same time he was a victim of a malicious crime by his wife Isabella and her lover Mortimer, but when he realised that it was too late. Therefore, his incompetence and negligence led him to his deposition and murder. Marlowe’s Edward II earns no respect until his imprisonment when he realizes what he has lost in losing the kingship.
(77). In this quote Amir shows his selfishness in the quest for Baba’s affection. He points out that “nothing is free” as he is talking about the love that he yearns for from his father, because he craves this affection so strongly he allows Hassan to be injured as the price to attain Baba’s love. Amir views Hassan as expendable; he blatantly points out that Hassan “is the price he has to pay” as if Hassan was an object, not a human. The innocence of Hassan is shown when he becomes a
During this same conversation, Haemon argues that the people of Thebes themselves do not like the order for Antigone to die. King Creon quickly refutes that “[he is] king, and responsible only to [himself.]” King Creon believes that he only needs to worry about himself. This shows that King Creon did not realize his full responsibility as king, both to his family and his people. King Creon was too prideful, and did not realize that he must honor the dead, and that he cannot kill his own family for doing it for him. His pride leads to not only Antigone’s death, but also to those around him whom he loves, and eventually himself.
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Amir runs from the rape of Hassan with the belief that this sacrifice of Hassan, will grant him Baba’s affection and respect. In the alley Amir wants to take action, he wants to speak, but says “I didn’t, I just watched, paralyzed”(78). He finds himself conflicted between “looking at the blue kite resting against the wall, close to the cast-iron stove; and the other, Hassan’s brown corduroy pants thrown on the heap of eroded bricks”(81).
Amir tried to make his father proud, but no matter what he did, it never seemed to work. He would listen to Baba about all of his rants, one of them being about sins. Baba sat Amir on his lap and told him "when you kill a man, you steal a life...when you tell a lie, you steal someone 's right to the truth" (18). Amir knew Baba felt strongly about the sin of theft, but he
Deception is important to The Kite Runner because of how it changes the course of characters lives. ||Deception is defined as the act of deceiving someone. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, deception is woven throughout the book like a web. In the past we have brought up as a class that the book is really about Hassan, just viewed through the lense of Amir. Since the book is told from Amir’s perspective, he is connected in some way to each of these lies.
Amir is the protagonist and narrator in The Kite Runner. He is a Pashtun and Sunni Muslim. Since the beginning of the book, the reader might believe that Amir is immoral or iniquitous since he would test Hassan’s loyalty and slightly tease him too. A conflicted character, Amir struggles between the logical and emotional sides of his being. Amir is also a coward.
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.