Sins are mistakes made in moments of weakness; everybody has weakness, thus everybody commits sins. These mistakes gone uncorrected leave guilt and regret, but because the nature of guilt is a feeling of responsibility for an action, it reflects the good in someone because at a subconscious level, they long for some form of redemption. The length at which two characters in The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, go to redeem themselves doesn’t necessarily show their “goodness”, but the level of guilt they experienced because of their sins. We find out that that the father, Baba, had an illegitimate son with his best friend’s wife, a Hazara woman, which in turn forced him to cover up his and Hassan’s relationship, not to mention his neglectful treatment of his legitimate son Amir due to their vast personal differences. Amir himself was cowardly when it came to defending his half-brother Hassan, his sins worsened when he sold Hassan out in order to bury his own guilt.
Although Willy is justly punished for his crimes, Field fails to go into the depth of Willy’s crimes. The extent of Willy Loman’s corruption makes his crimes far more severe, for he has left his family in shambles and to continue to be his future conduits. Willy Loman’s addiction to his own delusions have made him curse his sons to the same amoral mind frame that he had put on himself, and continues to use against his wife, while still feeling convinced he is a well liked person that deserves to be treated better than he treats others. Willy Loman receives a deserving punishment for many reasons, but the lesson he leaves behind to his sons is one of the most everlasting to his family. Field in his article claims “what he has taught them does not look to him like what he had wanted them to learn” (21), but Willy’s failure is that Biff and Happy have learned exactly what he has taught them their whole lives.
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 grudge of Mr. Earnshaw's love for the gypsy sets off a reaction for abuse and mistreatment towards him. He physically abuses Heathcliff makes him sleep next to the horses, brings him down to a servant and is not allowed to see Catherine. Hindley’s determ... ... middle of paper ... ...r Catherine. Heathcliff love for Catherine was not that strong as the way he felt for revenge for the reason that he spends most of the time and years getting back at the people who never care of his feelings. Emily Bronte tells us that revenge does not make things better, only worse and how negative it can be.
He is extremely bitter with the primogeniture that occurs within this time period. Gloucester loves Edmund -- he acknowledges that he is his son, which is very scandalous during this time period. It’s an act of love. Edmund does not love Gloucester, because everything he does in this play negatively affects him, and he gets joy out of it. He deliberately betrayed his father so he could gain his title, and he let it go about harsh measures.
In Willy’s deluded state, he lied to his family, regularly lying to them of his success at work. Willy was unable to let go of his false dreams, resulting in him carrying them to his grave. Ultimately, in Willy living to satisfy a dream, which was not his own, led to, unhappiness to both, him and his family, and in time eventually, his death. Willy’s false dreams and illusions tormented the whole Loma family, especially his two sons, Biff and Happy, who suffered greatly because of them. Willy was a deluded idealist who at a very early age taught his two sons to believe that, “…the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who... ... middle of paper ... ...of her very persona and individuality.
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
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?
Heathcliff is a character who was abused in his childhood by Catherine’s brother, Hindley, because of his heritage as a “gypsy”, and Hindley was jealous of the love that Heathcliff got from Mr. Earnshaw, Hindley’s father. This is also selfishness upon Hindley’s part since he only wanted his father’s love for his sister and himself. So to reprimand Heathcl... ... middle of paper ... ...troy the lives of Catherine’s daughter and his own son to have revenge against the Linton family. Linton Heathcliff is only interested in himself. He is a sickly and scared young man.
Suleiman betrays his best friend Kareem when he attempts to take out his frustration on his lack of understanding of his home life. Baba and Mama ultimately betray Suleiman when they send him to Egypt in order to protect him from Libya’s totalitarian and militaristic government. In the novel, In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, the author illustrates betrayal as a ramification of grave surroundings rather than an inveterate flaw of human nature. Suleiman’s capricious home life and resentment towards his family’s secrecy leads him to betray his best friend Kareem by calling his father a traitor. Suleiman is afflicted with frustration and anger as his mother conceals the truth about his father’s whereabouts, and the stability inside his home crumbles.