To atone for his past sins, he embarks on a journey back to Afghanistan to redeem himself to Hassan for not treating him the way he was treated. He redeems himself by saving Sohrab and giving him a safer and enjoyable life in the Untied States. Amir tyres to attain redemption to baba for being the cause of his mother’s death as he believes. Gaining his fathers love and care will make him feel redeemed from all of the resentment and lack of care that his father shows to him. He must prove to Baba that he is worthy of spending time with everyday because he feels the hatred that his father shows to him.
My heart sank and I almost blurted out the truth. Then I understood: This was Hassan 's final sacrifice for me”. Amir felt betrayed and he wanted to tell Baba that he was the one who planned this out. He wanted to do the right thing and tell Baba that but, “I was a liar, a cheat, and a thief. And I would have told, except that a part of me was glad.
Regardless of all his wicked actions, he raised his head up and suddenly decided to change from a sinful person to a person who cared and sees the good of the entourage ( Hassan , Sohrab ) . Amir needed to redeem himself, he needed to show his admirable image and his true personality, after all he really owed his life to Hassan. Rahim Khan said : “ There is a way to be good, a way to end the cycles with a little boy , An orphan, Hassan’s son somewhere in Kabul” ( Hosseni 222 ). To this end , Amir has left his p... ... middle of paper ... ... can change their relationship, neither the ethnicity ,nor the religion. Despite that saying , he contradicted himself when he was in the alleyway and asked himself if he should really defend Hassan since he was a Hazara.
He goes to show the courage in the code. He does not want his kingdom to be acknowledged as cowardly. He breaks the code of honesty when he lies to the king. He did not remain loyal to his kingdom, nor to himself when he accepted the belt and when he uses the belt to save his own life, he abandons the concept of courage. While he may have broken certain aspects of the code, he did stick by some.
Amir betrays Hassan because he believes Hassan is a sacrifice he has to make to win his father’s affection. Khaled Hosseini uses the character foil of Amir with Baba and Hassan to emphasize Amir’s lack of honorable qualities and how he must search for redemption to find peace with himself. Throughout the beginning of the novel, Amir struggles to obtain approval from his father because he worries that Amir will grow up to become a coward instead of a true man like him. In a conversation with Rahim-Khan, Baba states, "A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything"(22). Rahim-Khan assures Baba that Amir simply does not possess aggressiveness and upon hearing this, Amir begins to mistreat Hassan.
Baba knows that Amir is not violent and he wishes that he would just stand up for himself. Amir overhears this and is very troubled that Baba doesn’t approve of him. To Amir this is a realization that he is a coward and his father notices it. Later in the book, Amir sees Hassan being raped and he is contemplation jumping in and being courageous because he says, “I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide ... ... middle of paper ... ...doesn’t like anything.
Then which lead towards Amir’s decision to return to Kabul and rescue Sohrab. As a way to find redemption for his past transgressions against Hassan. Amir’s motivation to rescue Sohrab is to redeem himself and make up for his past sins. This illustrates a slight change in Hassan and Amir’s friendship. Amir still experimces feelings of cowardice but overcomes them by his guilt and the desire redemption pushed that aside to help Hassan’s son.
He needed to ignore this desire if he truly wanted to continue to practice living a more meaningful and honest life. Over time Olenin gives in, and allows his desire to best his moral code and dedication to his new life by attempting to win Maryanka over for the first time (Tolstoy 140). As I have mentioned in a previous works, his decision to win over Maryanka contradicts the moral life he so desired for. Rather, his actions speak to his previous life and true nature. Just as he recognizes his failure both to his honest new life and the moral code he attempted to abide by, we begin to see Tolstoy’s view of this behavior and that our desires are inseparable from human nature (Tolstoy 149).
When meeting with that Taliban official, who turns out to be his childhood nemesis Assef, Amir is placed in a situation where he is forced to choose between fleeing from the enemy and saving Hassan’s son. The structure of this scenario is analogous to one earlier in the book when Amir had to choose between saving Hassan by standing up for him and repairing the relationship with his father by bringing the blue kite back. The author uses the similar setting with Assef and the similarities in characterization of father and son in order to provide Amir with the opportunity to make the choice to stand up for what he believes in. When Amir allowed Hass... ... middle of paper ... ...he last words of the novel, suggesting that Amir has finally atoned for his sins and found his redemption. He is no longer running away from his past, but rather running towards the future and his new life with Sohrab.
This final act can be analyzed as Brutus finally accepting that he did the wrong thing and there’s no way he can fix that. This final transition makes the reader feel sorry for Brutus because when he finally figures out that he was tricked into doing the wrong thing he can’t bear the regret. Overall, each character displayed a huge change from being respectful, to power hungry, to regretful. Although for different reasons, each character is similar in that they make preventable mistakes that, from a third person point of view, should not have been made and that they chose to live in denial about it until it is too late. Despite these similarities though, Creon is more dynamic in that his changes are far more radical.