The author provides the reader with mixed feeling about Amir. In his childhood in Kabul Amir comes off as heartless person. He is this because he has done evil stuff in his life. In the beginning of the story something bad happens to Hassan, Amir says,¨In the end, I ran.
No one is perfect and everyone makes mistake, but how does one come back from horrible things they have done and redeem themselves? The main character, Amir in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini goes through a traumatic childhood that continues to haunt him throughout the rest of his life. He lives in a well off home with his father in Kabul, Afghanistan, along with their two servants Ali and Hassan. Having grown up together Amir and Hassan do everything together. A popular activity in Afghanistan is kite running, were the two make the perfect team, until one day a disturbing incident occurs.
The book depicts Boo as a distraught boy and who is never seen as anything more. Eventually, Boo has enough, and protects himself from the cruel discrimination of his fellow townspeople by hiding out in his own home. Though Boo’s reclusion shows his depression the nonstop talk about him continues on. These rumors soon became the tales of the Maycomb “Haunt”. Therefore, the discrimination towards Boo Radley demolished his life and turned it into a tragedy
The force of shame triggered Amir to turn his back on his best friend whom he later finds out is his brother, Hassan. Amir framed Hassan by saying he stole from him, “I lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it.” Amir was dishonored by not taking up for Hassan when he was in need of his assistance, so Amir’s shame caught up with him and assumed it would make matters better by attempting to have Baba get rid of him and Ali by framing him. Also, Amir disrespected Hassan and hit him in the chest with a pomegranate, “I hurled the pomegranate at him.”
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
Grendel is delighted with his evil actions, cannot comprehend the pain he just inflicted upon the men. Grendel’s lack of empathy is the reason why he gave into his evil impulses. Grendel is unaware and unaffected by the pain and suffering which he causes upon others. He was born to “murderous creatures” (23). This means he was surrounded by evil his whole life, driving him to be and carry out acts of evil.
Freak the Mighty: Looking Past the Appearance In the novel, Freak the Mighty by, Rodman Philbrick Max and Kevin, two best friends, are throughout the book being judged by other people on their appearances. Max a big, tall, strong, dyslexic boy always gets judged about his dad and how his dad murdered his mom. People always are scared of him and mistake him for his dad.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
In the novel Night, the mood is comprised of despair and agony that Eliezer and his father face while in the camps. For instance, Eliezer witnessed infants being scorched and humans being put in fire (Wiesel, 2006). The involvement of such trauma took influence on the mere adolescent Eliezer. His father remained straightforward with Eliezer about what was transpiring to the most extent of his knowledge. However, in the movie "Life is Beautiful", Guido does all he can to prevent Joshua from finding out the truth of the circumstances.
A work of fiction with an arthur that speaks his truth through the protagonist, Paul Baumer. Paul’s mental decline after being sent to war by his teachers after learning of duty and honor only to learn of the violent war that held only pain and death which forced him to change from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier to deal with the harsh world he now lived in reflects those of the Lost Generation. The members of the Lost Generation were left damaged after the war without understanding. They were lead astray by society and unable to come back as the young boys that they had left
Truman Capote wrote the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood with the accounts from the murderers and investigators of the Clutter family. As Capote grew up, he found himself neglected by his mother and father. Because his mother and father often neglected him, he spent much of his young life with his mother’s relatives. While Capote was young, his mother often made fun of him for being “different” than other children. Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career.
In the kite runner, the author uses the idea of childhood to shape Amir’s character. As a child Amir spends most of his time trying to get love and attention from baba, doing whatever it takes to get it. The only thing he knows is of his motives and want for baba's acceptance, so he does many things that cause him to guilt later in life. Khaled Hosseini, in The Kite Runner, uses a the portrayal of a conflict filled childhood to shape and influence Amir’s actions in the future.
“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.
A controversial issue in this book is rape. Amir witnesses Hassan being raped and does not do anything to prevent it. When Amir and Baba are fleeing Kabul, Baba stops the rape of a woman in the truck with them while Amir sits back begging him to be quiet. Amir does not agree with rape, but he does not know how to stand up for himself or other people which is why he remains silent.