The triangle between the males seems to be most impacted by Hassan. One day at the kite running race, as Hassan is running down Amir’s kite, he encounters Assef and two other boys. As Hassan is maliciously abused and raped, Amir watches him in shock and runs away thinking; “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). This triangle between Baba, Amir, and Hassan is involved in many of the problems found throughout the novel.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir struggles to cope with his inaction during Hassan’s rape. Overwhelmed with guilt, Amir devises a plan to get Hassan and Ali dismissed so they would no longer be a constant reminder of all the times Hassan had protected him and his failure to do the same. The guilt of betraying Hassan burdens him for years, and even after he and Baba move to America, he carries the weight of his actions with him. However, after he accepts Rahim Khan’s request to rescue Sohrab and bring him to safety, Amir strives to leave behind the selfishness and cowardice he had previously succumbed to. Amir progressively begins to forgive himself for his injustices towards Hassan as he recognizes his evolution from a coward
He hides behind a wall, and does nothing. This event leads to a rift between the two boys and guilt begins to consume Amir ruining the relationship furthermore. Hassan’s presence causes a strain on Amir which leads to him framing Hassan for theft. This leads to Hassan and Ali leaving which devastates Baba and plagues Amir with more guilt.
Amir remembers this dream of being lost at the moment when Assef and his friends have immobilized Hassan to the ground without his jeans. Wali tells them that his father is of the view what they are thinking about to do Hassan is evil, but Assef says he’s just a Hazara. They refuse to do so, but agree to hold down Hassan. Assef raises Hassan’s exposed backside into the air and takes down his own jeans. Amir thinks of doing something, but runs away instead.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, Amir’s jealousy of Hassan pushes him to commit vengeful and manipulative deeds to someone who has undying admiration and loyalty towards him. Amir’s need to impress his father, in this case, the kite tournament, singles the start of his redemption journey. Hassan, in Amir’s eyes, is someone who he has no emotional connection, strictly a employer-servant relationship. However, the substantial event that sparks a considerable amount of guilt and shame in Amir is the event he witnessed involving Hassan and his lack of initiative afterwards.
While wondering what took Hassan so long, Amir went to look for Hassan and the blue kite. He had saw that Hassan was cornered by Assef, Wali, and Kamal in an alley. Amir had the choice to stop Assef from raping Hassan or become a coward and run away because he didn’t want the same fate as Hassan. In the end, Amir ran away and lived with guilt for the next several years, becoming a memory of the past.(Hosseini 75-82) Everything started to go downhill, Hassan and Ali left due to life being unbearable, the Russians invading and the Taliban
The kite fighters need to cut the others’ kite lines in the competition．When a kite is cut down and falls off the sky, a group of kids begin to chase the falling kite．They are called “kite runners”. Hassan is a successful “kite runner'’ for the main character Amir, knowing where the kite will land without even watching it. The excited kite competition starts on a sunny day．Amir cuts down the last blue kite and becomes the winner in the competition while Hassan is the person who will run to get the blue kite for Amir．When Hassan goes to run for the blue kite which is “the key to Baba’s heart” (76) for Amir, he says to Amir, “For you a thousand times over”, which reflects Hassan’s loyalty to Amir． Unfortunately, Hassan runs into Assef and two of his henchmen． who are the symbol of evil and cruel in the novel “The Kite Runner” ：have once blamed Amir for socializing and communicating with Hassan. Wondering why Hassan is taking so long while Amir waited for a long time for Hassan to return from chasing the kite, he decides to go looking for him. On the way to find Hassan, Amir stops to ask an old man if he has seen him, when talking to the old man, Amir describes Hassan as “our servant’s son” (74).
The saddest part was that Amir was there watching from a distance and was unwilling to help his best friend due to his lack of courage and inability to stand up for himself. Up until adulthood, Amir had to carry the baggage of betraying Hassan by not being there when he most needed him, this guilt tormented him to the point where he moved to America with his dad, Baba, as a way to escape his
From the beginning of the novel it is apparent that McCandless has issues with his parents, mostly his father in particular. McCandless doesn’t approve of his father attempting to take over his life. His father’s ideals for him include going to college, getting a high-class job, and living a “normal” lifestyle. None of which is in McCandless’ future plans. This authority his father as well as the government tries to set upon him is one of the reasons why McCandless left to go into the wild.
“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini is a novel about a young boy and his hazara or servant, Hassan. Amir, the protagonist, is a young boy who craves for his father’s love and attention. His desperation and need or his father’s affection can often alter his values and steer him into making very selfish and unethical decisions. Amir’s selfish acts puts the story as a whole into a whole new perspective in many positive and negative ways.
In The Kite Runner, Amir’s desperation for attention from Baba proves to be his most tragic flaw. Due to this, he becomes envious of Hassan and how Baba treats him. Amir’s most significant sin is treating Hassan differently because of this, with the excuse of him being a Hazara. Furthermore, Amir knows that saving Sohrab would be the only way to make it right with Hassan again. After taking the chance and risking his life, Amir redeems himself in the end.