Amir and Hassan Relationship Analysis Essay: What is the root of the problem Khaled Hosseini, in his novel The Kite Runner, emphasizes the key point on how jealously can affect and ruin a friendship. Amir’s unstable relationship with his father prevents him from knowing the true value of the relationship he shared with Hassan. Amir and Baba have an unstable relationship because Amir feels as though his father has a dislike towards him. Amir envies the relationship between Baba and Hassan when, he sees that his father treats Hassan better than him. Amir’s jealously starts to takeover him when, he overhears his father saying he wishes Amir was more like Hassan, his father shows Hassan more affection and when he sees that his father worries and shows more car towards Hassan.
Earlier in the book, Baba stated how theft is the worst possible sin a man could commit. Yet he commits the same exact sin. The affair Baba had with Ali’s wife, Sanaubar, which leads to Hassan’s birth is the ultimate betrayal Baba commits towards Ali. The unbalanced nature in Baba and Ali’s relationship ultimately leads to the betrayal. The unbalance consequently created by the deeply rooted cultural divide in Afghanistan leading to the betrayal and ultimate sin Baba transgressed against
Baba discriminates against his son Amir by constantly making him feel weak and unworthy of his father. Baba once said to Rahim Kahn, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he’s my son” (Hosseini 23). Amir doesn’t feel like a son towards Baba since he seems like such a weakling. This neglect towards Amir causes him to feel a need to be accepted by Baba to end the constant discrimination from his father and he will do anything for it. “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world.
Even more, he wanted to tell Assef that Hassan was just his servant, not a friend. By this Hosseini shows us that Amir can be friendly and kind to Hassan if he wants to, but at the same time, he can me mean and terrifying. First Amir tries to justify his thinking by saying that he is a coward and that he cannot beat them even if he tried but slowly, he starts to think that Hassan might have deserved this. “I ran because I was a coward. I was afraid of Assef and what he would do to me.
Afterwards, for some time Hassan and Amir keep a distance from each other. Amir reacts indifferently because he feels ashamed, and is frustrated by Hassan's saint-like behavior. Already jealous of Baba's love for Hassan, he worries if Baba knew how bravely Hassan defended Amir's kite, and how cowardly Amir acted, that Baba's love for Hassan would grow even more. To force Hassan to leave, Amir frames him as a thief, and Hassan falsely confesses. Baba forgives him, despite the fact that, as he explained earlier, he believes that "there is no act more wretched than stealing".
And [Amir] can’t lie now and say [his] eyes didn’t scan it for any rips” (78). Amir’s selfishness shows through by placing his success above the well-being of Hassan. Third, the scar that Amir gets on his lip is used as a reminder of guilt that he feels from the destroyed relationship he once had with Hassan. As Amir is ... ... middle of paper ... ...lly, there is hope that things will be better again. Hosseini uses the relationships of Amir and Hassan, Baba and Ali, and Amir and Sohrab to strongly explain how guilt is a powerful, resurfacing feeling that dominates people’s lives.
Amir resorts to yelling at Hassan. “ ‘You’re a coward!’ ” (92) Deep down, Amir knows that he, himself, is the true coward, but escaping the hole of silence he has dug himself into seems nearly impossible. Amir did not have time to prepare himself for the events that would come with the slingshot. Although he believes that the incident is entirely his fault, he forgets that society has simply molded him into young Pashtun boy who has been programmed to despise Hazaras like Hassan. When Assef speaks about Hassan while confronting Amir, he acts as if Hazaras are less than dirt.
Amir and Assef made me so annoying and I asked myself, Why Amir did not help and stop Assef? Hassan was just a poor boy. If I were Amir, I would help him, fight with them, and protect him. Specially, after Hassan rape I felt down about Amir, he was acting unbelievable to Hassan. He was trying to nice, talk, and still keep their company with Amir.
Amir’s eyes have now been opened to the racism, and he begins to treat Hassan poorly, which eventually leads him to stand by, doing nothing while Hassan is raped. Even when he is given the opportunity to tell Baba what happened to Hassan, he keeps his mouth closed, fearing Baba likes Hassan better. Amir has the thought that “maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini 77). Ali, Hassan’s father asks what might be wrong with Hassan, and Amir lies and asks “how should I know what’s wrong with him?” (Hosseini 81). Amir’s reason for being unkind may have deep roots, starting with the fact that Baba has never been a warm, loving father to him.
You gave him what he deserved. He deserved more” (Hosseini 319). While talking to Sohrab, Amir acknowledges that he was wrong and that he could have avoided all his guilt, if he had only stepped in against Assef. But he had not, so part of Amir making up for his sins was to stand up to Assef, and win a fight against him. However, in the end, Sohrab is the one