Throughout the story, Roger Chillingworth wanted to seek out revenge to whoever Hester’s child father and lover was. As for Dimmesdale, he was emotionally broken because he felt guilty, and there nothing he could do about it, besides live with it or else be punished harshly. Then comes Hester, she had to live with the scarlet letter “A” on her chest for life, which constantly reminded people of her adultery crime. She was emotionally broken because no one wanted to be near her due to the crime she committed. Thus, made her felt isolated and friendless.
His “agitation and anguish were extreme during the whole trial”(Shelley 69) of Justine’s because his guilt from his Superego increased with the death of his brother William. When any death occurred after that Victor proceeded to suppress his Superego to make himself feel better about all the wrongs he had committed through his rash-Id influenced actions. Victor tried “to forget the world, his fears, and more than all himself” (Shelley 79) altogether and move on from his past. Yet he could not forget the past as he had a shadow that would not let him move on to the future. Only a new action could fix the wrong actions he had made in the past, however, Victor does not want to take the steps to fix his wrong actions.
In each of the books, someone feels guilty for something they had done. In The Kite Runner, Amir constantly feels guilty for everything he had done to Hassan and even for things he didn’t do to Baba. He felt guilty towards Baba because he felt as if he killed his wife and turned out not enough like him, “I always felt like Baba h... ... middle of paper ... ...so he adopts his son. Ali was a great friend towards Amir because he took Baba’s son and acted as if it were his son. It also shows the relationships between father and son with Baba and Amir.
The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, shows how lying and deceit is a counterproductive route when trying to live with a dreadful past, exhibited through the actions of Amir. Amir’s decision to withhold the truth and blatantly lie in several situations due to jealousy and his desire for Baba to be proud of him amounts to further pain and misery for himself and those he deceives. Because of Amir’s deceit towards Baba and Hassan, his guilt from his past manifests itself into deeply-rooted torment, not allowing him to live his life in peace. The guilt from Amir’s past is only alleviated when he redeems his sins by taking in Sohrab, contributing to the theme that the only way “to be good again” is through redemption, not shunning the past. On multiple occasions, Amir deceives and betrays Hassan’s trust because of his jealousy towards Hassan’s relationship with
Consequently, shame is a destructive force in The Kite Runner. Throughout the course of the novel, Baba’s shameful affair, Amir’s selfish betrayal, and Sohrab’s graphic childhood destroy their lives. First, Baba’s looming shame of his affair prohibits him from being a proper father to Amir and Hassan. Baba fails to inform Amir that his best friend, Hassan, is actually his half-brother because of this affair. Years after Baba’s death, Rahim Khan tells Amir of Baba’s act of adultery.
His relationship is affected too when he tries to form one with Skylar. The young man also displays an impulsive nature which has gotten him in trouble in the past with the law which is why the judge was ready to be hard on him in the recent anger display. The same character flaw has been causing trouble for him in his relationship with Skylar which has been unstable. The moment she tells him she is leaving, the emotional mood swings and the explosive anger kick in and he pushes her away, and he even takes up a job to avoid confronting his fear of being abandoned. His fear of authority has made him humble and left him with no growth goal in his personal and work life.
Each character’s conflict had subsequent effects on the others internal strife. This book was based primarily on the problems the characters had with themselves and how they attempted to cope with their problems. Amir chose to bury it in the past only to have it resurface and haunt him. Baba tried to override his sins and intrinsic disputes by doing good deeds and being a righteous man. Rahim found reconciliation by secluding himself from society.
Amir's actions showed how much of a coward he was. Amir suffered his whole life living with the guilt of knowing that Hassan was raped, much like Baba lived his whole life in guilt knowing that he stole the truth from Ali by committing adultery. Baba ran from the truth, and so did Amir to protect the family name, even if that meant betraying the people closest to him. Baba was a man more worried about his image than anything, and that is what he taught his son as well. Slowly that is all Amir knew how to do: protect his family and himself, leading him into a life of guilt, and running from people when situations were challenging, instead of making the admirable decision and help a
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, “True redemption is when guilt leads to good” (302) is the theme of the novel. Feeling endless guilt is tiring; it hangs on a person’s shoulders and drags him or her down everywhere. Amir felt constant guilt his whole life from the way he treated Hassan and after he overheard Baba talking to Rahim Khan about how he never stands up for himself. Amir tried to find redemption his entire life, but did not succeed until he went back to Kabul to find Sohrab. Amir cowardice caused him to live a guilty life, but in the end it led to true redemption.
Now Hamlet did not know who to trust, and how would he get his revenge for his father. As a young man he has a lot on his mind and he was betrayed, grieving over your father, and find out the person that he loved has betray him too; he fall in depression over all these, but he knew he had to stay strong to get his father revenge. Hamlet was mad, but not the mad like wildly impractical or having foolish ideas, but more in the way of hurt and felt a lot of betrayal from the people he care for; therefore, Hamlet acted like his was going crazy because he did not want Claudius to know that he knew that he killed his father, and to hide the hurt he was feeling. Hamlet was a teenage boy with lot hormones raging like lot boy do. He gets news about his father death and like any child he was hurting over losing him fath... ... middle of paper ... ...rting and betrayed by people that he believe would keep him safe.