Amir throughout the novel always felt guilty for not sticking up for Hassan especially when Assef raped Hassan in the alleyway. Amir 's guilt during this time made it hard for him to even be around Hassan because he didn 't know how to feel except guilty. Amir started treating Hassan very distant from him and doing things that would eventually ruin their friendship such as stop talking to him, hitting him with pomegranates, and trying to frame him as a thief (Chapter 8). Rahim Khan who played a very important role in the lives of Hassan and Amir felt guilty for keeping the secret about how the two boys were actually half brothers ( Chapter 17) . The secret was discovered once Amir returned to Afghanistan, this was part of the reason Rahim Khan disappeared after Amir left his house to go find Sohrab.
Throughout the story, Amir and Hassan became increasingly distant from each other. Amir constantly tests Hassan’s loyalty to himself, unsure of whether or not Hassan is truly his friend but more his servant. With everybody’s hate towards Hazaras, Amir’s judgement and diction is clouded by their bias and soon too believes that Hazaras are inferior. This becomes more evident during the kite running tournament, Hassan was running for a kite to end the tournament and got surrounded by bullies; ended up getting raped. During the entire time, Amir stood there and just watched Hassan get raped, rationalizing his decision by deciding that Hazaras are inferior to everybody else shown by “The answer floated to my conscious mind before I could thwart
Guilt is seen throughout the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Amir, as a twelve year old boy witnesses Assef rape his best friend. Initially he felt guilty for not helping Hassan, but the fact he did nothing about the situation made him carry his guilt with him. The smallest thing would bring him back to the moment of Hassan being rapped. Guilt, something Amir carries around because he feels bad about what he did, yet he still wants something to be done about the situation.
Atticus's lawsuit seems to isolate his children and Scout is taunted with remarks in the playground. Her only retort is violence and Atticus, as an virtuous father, does not condone this behaviour either: "My fists were clenched I was ready to make fly. Cecil Jacobs had announced the day before that Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers." Atticus's battle for justice causes more problems for Scout. She is continually defending him but the racist remarks do not stop.
Unfortunately, Hassan runs into Assef and his two henchmen. Hassan refuses to give up Amir's kite, so Assef exacts his revenge, assaulting and anally raping him. Wondering why Hassan is taking so long, Amir searches for Hassan and hides when he hears Assef's voice. He witnesses the rape but is too scared to help him. Afterwards, for some time Hassan and Amir keep a distance from each other.
We are all same one day we born and one day we die in the world. Another thing that I found about Amir, he was selfish-serving and fearful. Amir was jealous of Baba praises Hassan. Assef and two other boys from neighborhood, when they bullied Hassan, Amir just runaway and did not do and say something. Amir and Assef made me so annoying and I asked myself, Why Amir did not help and stop Assef?
In turn, Amir’s loss of innocence causes other to lose their innocence because of his lack of courage and disregard for others feelings. A large part of the novel deals with Amir trying to redeem himself. First with his Baba by trying to win the kite fighting tournament because Amir feels as though his father blames him for his mothers death. The the larger act of redemption occurs when trying to rid himself of the guilt of letting Hassan be rape... ... middle of paper ... ...pick on him for his differences. Seemingly, the brass knuckles he wears symbolize Assefs ability to steal peoples innocence almost as if to gain it as his own.
One time Hassan is cornered by a group of boys and since he is a minority race and is a servant to Amir’s family, he is treated disrespectfully. As Amir catches up to them, he witnesses Hassan getting raped by the boys. Instead of stopping this and saving his best friend, he watches, hides, then runs away fearing that he will get hurt. Amir does this because he wants to show Baba that he got a kite and trying
Though some may rise from the shame they acquire in their lives, many become trapped in its vicious cycle. Written by Khlaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner describes the struggles of Amir, his father Baba, and his nephew Sohrab as they each fall victim to this shameful desolation. One repercussion of Baba hiding his sinful adultery from Amir is that Amir betrays Hassan for his father’s stringent approval. Sohrab’s dirty childhood also traumatizes him through his transition to America. Consequently, shame is a destructive force in The Kite Runner.
Chillingworth understood why Hester committed adultery; because he’s more focused on his work and sea trips than he is with Hester, yet this doesn’t change his perspective. Chillingworth constantly reminds Hester that she betrayed him, and threatens to murder the father of the illegitimate child. Hawthorne described Chillingworth as evil that “haunts forest round about” (68). Hester is constantly called names and is told that she deserved more than public embarrassment, that she deserved death. Although Chillingworth expressed this a couple of times, Hester’s afraid and at some point she starts feeling ashamed of what she has done because of how Chillingworth expresses it, but she doesn’t let her feelings show.