Everytime he sets out to redeem himself, Hassan becomes collateral damage; Amir’s quest to find redemption takes form in multiple ways throughout the novel. The unusual amount of attention given to Hassan by Baba ignites animosity within Amir, which inspires him to emotionally and physically abuse Hassan. While it may appear that Amir plays with and gets along with Hassan like normal friends, a voice exists in the back of Amir’s head that poisons his mind, saying messages such as “Hassan never be anything but a cook. How dare he criticize you?” (Hosseini 34)” and “he’s not my friend! He’s my servant!” (Hosseini 41), prevents him from treating Hassan like a normal friend.
Amir was unable to love Hassan because society internalized racial prejudice into him. Hassan loved Amir unconditionally , despite his unfair treatment, because his socioeconomic status made injustice appear acceptable. Baba contributed to inhumanity by placing appearances in front of his love for Amir while in Afghanistan. Once Baba and Amir left, however the heavy curtain of expectations were lifted and Baba focused on what was truly important, loving Amir. Amir redeemed himself not loving Hassan by differences aside with Sohrab and treating him like a son.
As a result, he often has difficulty relating to his son, leading him to think that “there is something missing in [Amir]”, because he is not like himself (Hosseini 24). Amir continuously tries to impress Baba, a longing that has a lasting negative impact, as he bases his self-worth on the approval his father. As a result, Amir develops a habit of being overly jealous towards people, such as Hassan, that hold Baba’s interest. Even trivial items-such as the construction of the orphanage-have the power to provoke
In the novel ‘Spies’, Mr. Hayward’s barbaric behaviour is like an 'ogre ' because it is preceded by a sense of rudeness, giving Keith a false sense of family. The word 'ogre ' has connotation of burtal and cruel direction creates a strong imagery from a child 's perspective. This suggest that a strict person in the eyes of children is a monster. Stephen narrates how strict and unfriendly Mr. Hayward towards his son such as: ‘Thermos’, he says’. This plain request implies that Mr. Hayward treats his house and family like military which restricts their freedom as soldiers and gives orders that must be fulfilled immediately or will face his ‘consequences’.
Amir on the other hand would constantly take advantage of Hassan because Hassan was less developed than Amir. Hassan did not have a good vocabulary background and Amir would insult him with intelligent words and would fool Hassan telling him that the words he used were compliments. Amir saw Hassan as just another “illiterate Hazara” (37), who would be nothing more than a cook. Despite Amir’s behavior towards Hassan, Hassan would never let Baba know about Amir’s behavior because he knows how important Baba was for Amir and did not want Baba to be disappointed in him. Amir did not deserve any loyalty from Hassan because Amir would always be dishonest towards him through his actions.
Creon disagrees strongly and becomes inflamed towards Haemon. Another flaw of Creon is that he is a hypocrite who does not stick to his own words, thus perjuring himself. In his initial speech he says “ - a man who does not take the best advice there is - such a man is the very worst of men and always will be.”. But later in the play Creon doesn’t listen to the advice of those around him, in the most basic sense he is saying that he is the worst of men. These tragic flaws work against him as the story progresses.
Therefore, both characters have this tendency to trust themselves and it brings both good and adverse effects to them. A striking difference between Creon and Antigone is their priorities. The greatest priority for Creon is the state power. He is quite cold towards his family because he is focused on following his own rules for the sake of Thebes. However, when it comes to family he acts so inhuman that he doesn 't listen to his own son and even thinks about ruthlessly punishing his nieces Antigone and Ismene.
This expression of friendship is too much for Gene. Finny tries to push Gene out of his comfort zone and be more independent than others, but Gene is too insecure with himself, and this builds his inner hatred and jealousy for Finny. Just like Gene and Finny are foils Hassan is a foil to Amir. Amir is a coward, and it shows when he first almost denies his friendship with Hassan. “But he's not my friend!
(Act 2) Willy comes off looking like a fool when he attempts to lie in order to impress Howard and soothe his own insecurities. Ironically, his constant need to lie in order to make himself well liked is probably a big part of the reason that people don't really like
In The Kite Runner, the emotional imbalance in Hassan and Amir’s friendship creates vulnerability and the potential of getting betrayed. Amir felt bitter as he understood the strength of Hassan’s loyalty, “he knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me again” (Hosseini, 114). Amir betrayed Hassan when he didn’t do anything to stop Assef from sexually abusing Hassan. The self-loathing of his helplessness in the situation expanded drastically after he realized Hassan’s unfaltering loyalty. Loyalty can intimidate an individual especially during times of inner conflict.
From a young age, Amir was constantly hearing how dissapointed Baba is in him. This kind of perception leads to fatal flaws within character developpement. One can blame that Baba 's lack of support causes some of the other events to take place in Amir 's life. Baba 's perception of Amir had degraded Amir 's moral strength and maybe if Baba had encouraged Amir 's potential more, Amir woudn 't feel like he always had to proove something to Baba
Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all. Charlie first experiences people making fun of him, now that he has knowledge to understand that. This event must have hurt him deeply, because the very people he trusted and thought were his friends were actually mocking and making fun of him. He feels ashamed because people are using his name as an excuse for making mistakes, and he didn’t want to be known this way. This quote states how people are not used to and are kind of afraid of Charlie, as his newfound intelligence was not the Charlie they knew.