Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini, 68). In this quote Amir reveals the real reason he ran from Assef instead of helping Hassan. It was not because he was scared, it was because he wanted the blue kite and he knew if he and Hassan fought back Assef would destroy the kite. Amir wanted to bring the kite to his father, seeking his approval. Amirs anxiety because of his lack of approval from his father causes him to run from this situation.
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
The slingshot that Hassan owns symbolizes Hassan being Amir’s tool. On page 77 during the rape scene, Amir had a moral dilemma about saving Hassan from getting raped or running away. Amir said “In the end, [he] ran.” This shows Amir’s true feelings towards Hassan. Amir made this choice and left Hassan proving his disloyalty towards Hassan because he only sees Hassan as a tool to retrieve the kite to get Baba’s approval. The pomegranate is also shown as a symbol in the book to represent Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir.
In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir lives with the guilt of watching his best friend, and brother, get raped. That day, he neglected to speak up, and the guilt of the event tormented ever waking moment of his life; however, when facing the boy who’d raped Hassan years later: he did what he knew he had to do and as the conflict was resolved, so was his emotional pain. Amir’s life had been different living with guilt, but his world was looked at from a whole new light once it was gone, Amir learned the power of his voice; he learned the power of avenging those you
He wish that he can use the slingshot to scare away Assef to protect Amir. Hassan did this does not show he was a brave person. “I had to strain to hear the fear that I knew hid under that calm voice.” (Hosseini, 46) He was scared at the time. Yet he can do anything for Amir as long as protect Amir from not getting any hurt. “Amir Agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him.
Most major parts have another parts similar, but different scenarios. Hassan protects the kite for Amir, then the house for Baba because he is loyal even when Amir is nothing but mean to him and takes him for granted. . Sanaubar goes from a no show mother to a constant is Hassan’s life because she feels guilty for leaving him when he was so young. Amir went from running from his problems and being a coward, to staying to fight and standing up for what he believes in.
He tells Jem and Scout “There’s nothing more sickening...than a low grade white man who’ll take advantage of [someone in a detriment]...whenever a white man does that to a black man...that white man is [reprehensible]” (Lee 295). He tells them this right after the trial when Jem is very maudlin. He uses the situation to teach Jem to not grow up to be like the rest of Maycomb and take advantage of people just because he can get away with it. Atticus’ main goal is not to have his children regress to the grievous ways that are ubiquitous in Maycomb. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus shows how important it is to have the qualities of courage, tolerance, and empathy.
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.
In this way, Jim is an individual person to Huck. Furthermore, Huck is a person who hates the society as an authority and pursues freedom. He sees no reason to prevent Jim from pursuing his own freedom. So even when he knows he would be punished for hiding a black slave, he still lies to the people who go after the running away slaves that Jim is his father with chickenpox. Another example is that in the group of Huck, Tom and Jim, Tom to some extent serves as the authority.
The first character foil they have is their personalities, Amir and Hassan have very distinct personalities and they show especially early in the book. Amir is not brave and Hassan seems to be, in the book when Hassan was getting raped by Assef Amir just stood there and watched. He didn’t stop because he was too much of a coward. Amir could've stopped the tragedy that had happened to his friend but he did nothing. Hassan on the other hand was offered to be let free if he gave away the kite but refused and that shows his braveness and loyalty.