When Hassan is returning home with the blue kite Assef trapped Hassan in a valley. Assef tells Hassan to give him the kite, but Hassan refuses and tells him it's for Amir. Assef assaulted Hassan so that Amir could have the kite. Loyalty can sometimes go to far and hurt people. An example of this is when Assefs friends, Wali and Kamal held down Hassan so that Assef could rape him.
This event shows irony when Assef used to bully and fight with Hassan and Amir as children and now, as an adult, he is fighting with Sohrab and Amir. These situations are similar yet they mean different things to Amir and show his growth over time. During his childhood, Amir was not a quality
(Hosseini 75) Assef justifies what he did to Hassan as teaching a Hazara a lesson. After Assef rapes Hassan, he can’t have the same life as before. He was scarred for his entire life. Assef took his innocence away from him at the age of 11. The scene in which Assef rapes Hassan in Khaled Hosseini's novel, The Kite Runner, it important because Hosseini uses it to establish that one person can have a massive impact on your entire life by Assef’s hatred towards the Hazaras and how he treat Hassan.
The Kite Runner, Amir remains plagued by the dual nature of the kite for nearly the entire novel; he experiences false moments of freedom and liberation alongside the crushing, debilitating guilt associated with his past mistakes. Kites manifest multiple times throughout Amir’s narrative, and these moments reveal some of the greatest dichotomies in his life. One of the greatest pivotal moments in the novel happens when Amir uses a kite-flying tournament to get closer to his father, and he sacrifices his
This demonstrates that Amir was always ready to toss Hassan under the bus if it meant he would win his father’s affections. That is similar to a starving wolf, who is ready to turn on his companions for his own benefit. When Amir witnessed Hassan being raped, he fled because he thought that Hassan was the price he had to pay to win Baba’s affections. He ran away because he thought that he would win his father over if he let what was happening to Hassan happen.
For example, Assef once bit a boy's ear off. Also, he would hit Hassan in the head with a rock. Furthermore, he would beat other children with his brass knuckles. One experience in the book, Hassan aims his slingshot at Assef's eye in order to stop him from beating Amir. In this section, he describes the pain he felt being when circumcised at age ten.
While being beaten up by Assef, Amir feels at peace. He feels this ways because he feels that as he is taking the hits from Assef, it shows that he would do anything for Hassan. He is redeeming himself in a way that he is standing up not only for Hassan but also for Sohrab. Amir also stands up for his family, redeeming himself. " Hassan is dead now.
After Amir wins the kite fight, Hassan runs off to find the losing kite in order to take it home to Baba as a sort of souvenir. After some time, Amir wonders why Hassan has yet to return the kite. He goes looking for him, and finds him just as he was being raped by Assef
Assef presents two options: give up the kite, or get hurt keeping it. Since Hassan is so loyal and devoted to Amir he decides to keep the kite. As a result Assef’s friends hold Hassan down while Assef rapes him. Assef said, “I’m letting you keep the kite, Hazara. I’ll let you keep it so it will always remind you of what i’m about to do,” (TKR pg 73).
He can not bear the scrutiny so he humiliates hassan in public by not defending him or protecting him and he humiliates him when they 2 are alone by telling petty lies to him. But the ironic thing is that the very shame he tries to avoid, becomes a worse self loathing shame latter from all his guilt. However, eventually Amir finds himself in a situation where a sense of family, redemption and belonging comes over him and is able to push his instinctual self preservation tendencies away and pay his respects to Hassan by defending and protecting his child. Coincidentally, where Amir prefered to be accepted, Hassan was never given
There are different kinds of courage a person can have. There is no one way courage can be defined. A man who confronts a murderer can be considered courageous, and a man who leaves his best friend of forty two years can also be regarded as courageous. The only action in common between these two events is the fact that they are doing something that would frighten them. In Khaled Hosseini’s
Throughout the novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini was able to provide various ways in which cruelty had been exposed to each character. Cruelty can cause betrayal which later on creates guilt for many and satisfaction for others. Assef, a perpetrator, proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood to adulthood. As well as Amir, a victim who had proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood but transformed into a loyal and compassionate person throughout adulthood. Most children don’t really understand what cruelty is, the reason being is because they don’t know what they’re doing until they become old enough to realize it.
However, in the early section of the book, Amir does not show loyalty, true friendship, or help to his friend. One day, a bully named Assef and two other boys chased Hassan and Amir. Hassan ended up trapped in the alley by the three boys. The boys harass, and rape Hassan. Amir just watched; he did not do anything to help his friend.
Assef claims that Hassan is “a lucky Hazara..” and that “it’s only going to cost [Hassan] that blue kite, a fair deal..” (Khaled Hosseini 60). If Hassan simply handed over the kite in which Amir had won during the kite-fighting tournament than he would be able to be free. The bullies call Hassan “a lucky Hazara”, insulting him by treating him as if he’s not a real person, with a name. Hassan has such a strong character that he is aware that giving up this kite is not an option.
Who can ever realize, during the conflicts of life, what significant personal changes will occur that affect who they are? In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, Amir, Baba and Soraya change significantly by facing countless hostile events and contentiousness. Amir, a Sunni Muslim, struggles to find his place in the world due to the after effects of a traumatIzing scenario he has witnessed. This distressing event causes him to personally change and affects his determination to stand up to injustice in the future. Baba’s act of betrayal ruined his relationship with the most important people in his life.