In the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, the imbalance in Hassan and Amir's relationship is obvious throughout the content. Amir regularly utilized his knowledge as a way to criticize Hassan. Hassan's insight is self-evident, however, his absence of schooling implied that he was ignorant and incapable to gain the delight of perusing, instead, he needed to depend on Amir as the reader. As the writer states that Amir’s malevolence gets to be obvious through his part where he states that his favorite part of reading to Hassan was when he didn’t know the meaning of the big words. “I’d tease him, expose his ignorance.
Hassan constantly shows loyalty to Amir, but yet Amir still seems to betray him. At first it was minor betrayals which then lead to major ones. Throughout Amir’s lifetime he continues to betray his loved ones when he simply has the decision not to. At first Amir makes fun of Hassan’s lack of education. When Amir would read to Hassan and he did not know the word Amir would “tease him, expose his ignorance”.
“By blaming our faults or problems on others, we can avoid guilt and shame”(Barker). All the King’s Men imagery Through imagery, specifically imagery of the past Jack begins to understand that it is his actions that he will be remembered by, and he realizes the mistakes he has made he thought were right. Jack feels stressed because of a number of things he knows to be true, but doesn’t understand the why, which is eating at him. “Defining the past’s truth is not necessarily identical to understanding it”(Railton
Amir feels that if Hassan were alive that saving his son would smooth over any bad tension, to make things right again. Amir metaphorically gains Hassan's trust back. Unfortunately the only way Amir is going to save Sohrab was to let Assef do his 'unfinished business'. Assef brutally beats Amir because back in the day Amir stuck up for Hassan who is of the lower class, of which Assef despised "‘You're bothering me very much. In fact, you bother me more than this Hazara here.
The true relinquishment of guilt does not happen only by forgiving self, but being forgiven by a person sinned to. As Amir loses Sohrab’s trust, he confesses “[he has] done a lot of things [he] regrets in his life and maybe none more then going back on the promise [he] made [Sohrab]” (374) and tells Sohrab he will wait until he is ready to forgive. Amir sincerely apologizes for what he has done to Sohrab instead of avoiding like as he did during his childhood. Through his confession, Amir acknowledges that he is the one to blame for Sohrab’s tragic action. And he will be only able to relinquish this guilt when Sohrab gives him forgiveness and accepts Amir’s confession and apology.
The guilt started the second Amir was able to recognize that what he did was wrong. It took him some time to realize that he had to start repaying for the wrong, which was traveling to Afghanistan to save Sohrab. Amir was not exactly successful, in order words, he did fulfill Rahim Khan’s wish, which was selfless of Amir, but it created other problems that would leave both Amir and Sohrab damaged. Overall, Amir’s situation proves that the ability to be redeemed may not be as simple as one might think. Amir will never be able to forgive himself.
To start, Nancy Sherman says that people take too much responsibility for what happens under their watch even though they could not have kept it from happening. She says, “One feels guilty despite the fact that he knows he has done nothing wrong”(Sherman 154). Sherman is saying that people cannot forgive themselves for anything that happens in life-or-death situations, even if it wasn't their fault. Nevertheless, they should not feel guilty,
Some readers might brush him off as a religious fanatic and a cruel, domineering father; others might identify with his struggle to raise his son how he thinks best. Some might be moved by Reb Saunders’s tears of apology; others might think that he abused Danny and that his apology could not possibly make up for it. Like Reuven, nobody is quite sure just how to feel about Reb Saunders by the end of the novel, which is actually a good thing in a different angle. It meant that The Chosen had accomplished a big goal. It enabled the readers to see beyond the surface of things and people, into deeper meanings.
Thesis: I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson because I feel that you have to try to stay the same person and not change your way of life because of something that has happened to you in the past. I agree with Waldo Emerson's statement, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” because if you change yourself because of something that happened to you, you will never be the same person everyone knows. Another reason is peer pressure. You always need to be the same person because change can be very bad and affect your future. You can notice if something happens to a friend and they change, and when you see that you need to help them break that change because it will stick with them forever.
Do the flaws of a character remain a part of that person forever? In many aspects of literature, the characters battle an internal war in which they must recognize their flaws and become a better person. In contrast, many works of literature, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight show characters who are never able to accomplish this, leading many to believe that it is impossible to become a better person. People and characters are capable of redeeming themselves of their flaws, despite the fact that some do not undergo this redemption of character. For example, Simon Armitage proves this through the varying perspectives of the characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.