“‘For you a thousand times over!’” (Pg. 67) Amir and Hassan had just won the kite running tournament in Afghanistan. This scene is a picture of true joy, and it shows the bond and love that Hassan and Amir have for one another. We see in this scene that the kite running is a time of joy and partnership between Amir and Hassan. The kites are a symbol of hope and love in The Kite Runner, and it is used to symbolize the relationship between the characters.
I ran it fairly. This is his kite” (page number). Assef and his cronies had Hassan cornered, but instead of giving them what they wanted, Hassan continued to be a great friend to Amir and to fight for fairness. Hassan’s rape also marked a changing point in Amir’s story. Amir continually blames himself for not stepping up and stopping Assef and for everything that happens to Hassan thereafter.
Hassan always stuck up for Amir. When he and Amir came face to face with bullies that wanted to beat Amir up Hassan stuck up for him and didn’t let it happen. When he the bullies wanted the blue kite that he had caught for Amir he wouldn’t give it to them, knowing that he would be raped. Hassan had always been very nice to Amir even when Amir had betrayed him. One example is when Amir tried to get Hassan out of the house.
At the tournament they must work as a synchronised team to defeat the other players. When they do win, Amir shouts with overflowing confidence “We won! We won!” Amir’s word choice of ‘we’ shows his powerful friendship between Hassan is perfectly united and attached. The kite in Afghanistan is used to reinforce the theme of loyalty and friendship. In the end of the story, where the two kite fight presented in the book are the actual reflection of their conflict and their lives.
Because Amir doesn’t have a strong connection with his father, he decides to betray his childhood friend Hassan by preventing him when he got raped in a alleyway. Ever since he was young, Amir was detached with his father and his father always seem to treat Hassan, a Hazara or slave, with a higher importance than Amir. Thus, making Amir was very envious of Hassan, and is always competing with him to win his father's affections, and by having enough courage to become a man. Amir entered in a famous kite competition, and Hassan helped him win. When Amir knocked the last kite down, Hassan was running to grab Amir’s prize.
In the beginning we would be asking little questions and answering them which quickly lead to more questions, continuing a branch off system. For example, we started with the question ‘what makes Siddhartha a bad dad?’ One person stated that on page 120 it says “the boy lives in a different nest.” Making the assumption that whatever Siddhartha tries to do as a father, he son won’t like it, making it feel as though his son likes one thing and his father likes another. But we learned that Siddhartha learned this from Vasudeva, which brought up another question among the group. ‘Why did it see like Vasudeva talked so much?’ We bounced around ideas like maybe Siddhartha is finally listening, and Vasudeva is just speaking the truth from the river
And, under the same roof, we spoke our first words.”(Chapter 2, pg. 11) There’s an initial intimacy between Amir and Hassan. Later in the novel, we find out that the two boys have the same father. While the two are still children, after a local kite competition, Amir observes local delinquent Assef beat and rape Hassan. Amir does not help Hassan, and guilt-stricken, formulates a plan to get his father to send Hassan
Does a person have to be all good or all evil? This question is explored in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. As a young boy, Amir is faced with hard decisions and makes choices that no one his age should have to. The consequences of his choices follow him throughout his life, even after he moves from Afghanistan to America to escape his guilt. When the opportunity to make up for his mistakes arises, Amir takes it and atones for his past, starting his journey from shame to redemption.
You can't love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.” Baba had a one-dimensional view of the world, he saw things very simply and saw things as being either good or bad. I think that this might've impacted Amirs independence and personal views on his life experiences, as everything he had witnessed and believed had been influenced by his father's beliefs. This is where I'm coming from. The current year twelve cohort are going to move on to further study and other will jump straight into the workforce, and there will always be people who want to change you into something that you're
When an individual excels at something others usually tend to be jealous of that individual. Greatness causes others to feel incompetent and affects the way that they think. In the novel A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, two school boys exhibit this. The boys attend a private school, Devon School, during World War II. Gene Forrester and his friend Phineas (Finny) battle through their hardships throughout the book and go against each other.
If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever. Amir’s passion was to be loved and applauded by Baba, but his moral obligation was to help his best friend. Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different
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.
I think Amir and Hassan both have power, although they have gotten to their power differently. Hassan got into his power by just being a respectable and trust whereas Amir got his power the less respectably way, because he was just born into it. Even though Hassan had more plight to get to where he was it would be worth it after the arduous journey, where If Amir used his power in a way that was respectable and helped others he would have way more power. Due to the way he used his power I no longer feel any animosity for Amir. I do not like how morose Amir has been throughout most of the book.
Throughout this part of the novel i have to admit i felt really bad for his friend Hassan because he is a really great friend of Amir but it seems to me that Amir does not truely respect and honor his friends loyalty and love for him. When the new Amir finally came into affect it really lifted my spirits and made me happy to see what kind of man my beloved Amir was turning into. He was starting to stick up for himself, he was starting to show more responsibilty for him self and others, started having more respect for himself and others, and started to not let what people had to say about him affect and play a role in his head as much as he did before his life changing journey and new sought after attitude. I am anxious to see how the new Amir develops and becomes more of a man and to see what decisions he will make and how he will handle these new situations he will soon be
One of the main characters, Amir has to deal with his own guilt that he’s developed in his life due to an incident from his past. Even though Amir shattered people’s lives, and had multiple times to redeem the guilt he holds in himself, he is not the greedy young kid he used to be when he was younger. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the author presents the personality of Amir before