Throughout history, humans have committed millions of unforgivable crime due to jealousy, selfishness, and beliefs. Although there’s a saying by George Santayana that said, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, several events in history proved that even with the power of knowledge, man’s inhumanity to man cannot be stopped. Khaled Hosseini’s representation of inhumanity through the book The Kite Runner stands out like a stain on a white shirt; it showed how far humans were willing to go for their own selfish desires. In the book ‘The Kite Runner”, inhumanity comes in different levels. From bullying to murder and rape, the author Khaled Hosseini clearly conveyed man’s inhumanity mostly through the common discriminations in Afghanistan and the actions of Assef and Amir.
How do people face injustice, and what are their specific reasons for responding in this nature? When faced in the presence of injustice, some choose to ac and take control; whereas others ignore the plain fact of the certain injustice occurring. Hassan is faced with the horrific event of being sexually assaulted after the kite-fighting tournament. If it wasn’t bad enough that Hassan had to undergo this assault, but his best friend stood there as it happened without saying a word. Hassan is a Hazara which is a type of faith in which a young bully, named Assef, does not favor very much.
Claim #2: Molly Morden is left with no other options but to resist because the invaders treat her husband malevolently. Support #2, 1: After the event in which Captain Bentick is killed by Alexander Morden, Colonel Lanser and Mayor Orden are conversing about the purpose of punishment and what punishment will do. In the midst of their conversation, Colonel Lanser reveals to Mayor Orden, “You know as well as I that punishment is largely for the purpose of deterring the potential criminal. Thus, since punishment is for others than the punished, it must be publicized. It must even be dramatized” (Steinbeck 47).
Tom Robinson was a good man who was target for a crime he was completely innocent of, raping a white women. Despite the woman, Mayella Ewell, having had made the advances on Tom he had such a little chance of not being convicted because of his race. After he was convicted he was later shot later in the novel whilst trying to escape. Even within the novel, Lee calls Tom similar to a Mockingbird through Mr. Underwood’s editorial “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children” (Lee 244). Boo Radley is also considered a mockingbird in the novel because he as well was subject to cruelty and injustice despite having done nothing wrong.
He decides to come so he can redeem himself from all the evil things he did while he was there. After he talks to Rahim Khan, he tells him the Hassan not only his childhood best friend but his half brother. Amir tries to help Hassan's own son, Sorab, who is his nephew that is locked in a orphanage. He ends up finding out that a taliab took Sorab. He is shocked when he finds where he is.
Sohrab finally hits Assef in the eye with the slingshot and Sohrab finally gets payback of what he did to him and his father. Hassan would never hit Assef in the eye but finally Assef was punished for the treatment he gave to many Hazaras like Hassan and Sohrab. This event showcases how Sohrab got revenge and finally, not having to deal with Assef ever again. Turning Point Note #1: This quote shows a turning point in part 3 of The Kite Runner. Amir, thinking that Hassan is still alive, finds out that he and his wife, Farzana, was killed by the Taliban.
Which is why it is so important for him the win the kite running contest. Amir 's desire to please his father leads him to awful event that stays with him the rest of his life, Hassan getting raped. When Amir is contemplating helping Hassan 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” (Hosseini, 77). At the moment all Amir can think about is getting the kite to show Baba and seeing him proud, he wants to help but is young and conflicted.
He wants to set a strong example for his son, Travis, just like his father did for him. Even though Walter is the main character of the story, it is the women in his life who have the biggest dream for him, to find his own manhood. Manliness is having the strength to stand up for what is right, and Mama realizes that Walter has found his manhood when she says to Ruth, “He finally come into his manhood today, didn’t he? Kind of like a rainbow after the rain”(1935). Throughout the play when Walter loses and eventually recovers his pride it forms a major plotline in the play.
Aldrich amese said,” The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies “. Well this quote is actually very true and when friendship turns into betrayal, it is really a very sad and a sorrowful experience. It is mostly seen that the betrayal comes between two friends when one or the other shares a personal information or a secret with a third party which one wanted to be kept confidential. In ‘The Kite runner’ the friendship between Hassan and Amir turned into the disintegration of relationships when Hassan gave a number of sacrifices for his friend, but when he himself was in trouble and was getting raped, Amir didn’t try to protect him or fight for him. Instead he just watched him getting raped with was really sad and after this incident their friendship seemed one sided.
Amir is the kite fighter, and Hassan is the kite runner (the one who catches the defeated kite after it falls from the sky), famed for his ability to know where the kite will fall without even looking. When Amir becomes tournament champion for the very first time, and earns his father’s respect he has longed for, Hasan get bullied and raped by Assef, who bullied Amir because of his friendship with Hassan. Having witnessed his friend being raped and yet too afraid to help him or act, Amir is incapable of facing Hassan. Thus, he fakes an accusation of Ali which leads to him being dismissed from the house by Baba, in attempt to get rid of the guilt he feels towards his