The author puts a lot of moral ambitious character in the story the Kite Runner. Amir is an example of a moral ambitious character. He is evil in the beginning of the story, but as he matures and grows up as an adult. The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini, is a novel about a young boy named Amir and how he grows up in the Afghan war and how life was during the war. Amir's Moral Ambiguity is important to this story because he provides readers to like and hate him.
In the end, I ran.” (Hosseini 77). Amir obviously shook by seeing his best friend raped, did not know how to react in the situation. Therefore, his fight or flight instincts kicked in and he ran off still in a state of shock. Perhaps the reason he never told Hassan was that he felt guilty that he did not do anything for him but ran. Even then, he just acted even worse than before, not changing for the better but for the worse.
When Amir nearly fails in his effort to adopt Sohrab after rescuing him, the boy tries to kill himself rather than face losing his surrogate parent” (The Kite Runner). He must go to a calm and save environment, after all the abuse he has endured. When Sohrab finds out that may not happen for him he tries to commit suicide, [Sohrab:] "You promised you 'd never put me in one of those places, Amir agha," he said. His voice was breaking, tears pooling in his eyes” (Hosseini, 350). Amir is compelled to get Sohrab to America for not only his wellbeing, but for Hassan and himself.
Atonement in real life refers to the actions of making amends for a wrong or an injury. It helps one to redeem and forgive oneself for all the sins committed in life. This paper will prove that atonement of past sins is possible by using ‘The Kite Runner’ as the primary source and several secondary sources. Amir is one of the main characters of the novel and has committed many sins during his childhood. Unable to forgive himself he goes back to Afghanistan to make things right and become good again.
It is during this time that Hassan set to run the losing kite after Amir had won the tournament only to be trapped at the end of an alley by three boys, Assef, Kamal and Wali. Assef rapes him with the help of other boys and Amir saw it happen. Despite the fact that Amir saw what happened to Hassan, he did not help him but instead pretended not to have seen anything which causes him a lot of guilt after the two drifted away. Later, Amir would leave the country to Pakistan and then
Morality can be defined as the ability to distinguish good from bad. Morality is explored through the authors use of technique so that the reader is able to perceive a particular position intended by the author. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini examines the guilt and the growth of the protagonist, Amir. Amir descends from the upper echelons of Afghan society to the depths of morality as he experiences the damnation of guilt. The Kite Runner is set in Kabul, Afghanistan during the 1970’s as well as California, America.
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.” For Amir, Hassan would do anything “ a thousand times over” (Hosseini
I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360). The narrator abandoned his brother during a vicious thunderstorm only because he wanted to retaliate against Doodle for not completing the program. Even the narrator himself said in the quote that a “streak of cruelty within me awakened” (Hurst, 360). The narrator knew that he was being cruel and proceeded with his actions, only out of spite and shame for his
In the novel ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini, when Amir watched Hassan getting raped. After the incident, Hassan tried to be friends with Amir once again and tried to make things normal. He asked Amir if he would go out with him to buy some naan but he gave an excuse and ignored Hassan.
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
Amir believes this human right violation is not his problem and is unable to do any anything. Later, when he visits the orphan center in Afghanistan, while talking to the director, he gets extremely angry because he heard that children are sold as sex slaves. And he decides not to leave Kabul without Sohrab. In addition, General Sahib called the newcomer Hazara boy, but Amir replies to his father- in- law, “one more thing, General Sahib. You will never again refer to him as a Hazara boy in my presence.
He took advantage of the fact that Hassan could not read or write ,so he would tell him the wrong meanings of words. Many times he would just let Hassan take the blame for all of his problems. Amir and Hassan are not friends. Amir did not help his so called best friend Hassan when he was being attacked because he was scared of getting hurt, and putting himself out there. Whenever the attack first started Amir was there watching.
The topics of guilt and friendships alone define the similarities and differences between Amir and Baba. 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
Amir find’s in himself an understanding “that nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay to win Baba”(82). After the rape, the innocence, and the purity of the relationship between the boys dies, and Amir exclaims he “was just a Hazara”(82). In this story the blue kite is an object that causes the dynamic of the relationship between the boys to change. For Amir the blue kite is an object that he finds himself needing to acquire under any circumstances, even if that meant abusing the loyalty and respect that Hassan held for him.
In the novel the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini he illustrates the sacrifice one gives for love. Over the course of the novel Amir, Hassan, and Baba all face dramatic events that shape them to the person they are. Each one of them sacrifice a piece of their own happiness for the one they love. Hassan is loyal to Amir even though in their childhood Amir was not a good friend. Baba sacrifices his life in Afghanistan for Amir to have an education in America.