The novel outlines Amir’s assorted feelings of love and jealousy towards his best friend, Hassan. Despite their distinctive economic and social classes, they grow up in the same household facing strenuous hardships, resentments, and guilt together. However, the two boys reach a decisive point when the neighborhood bullies Hassan severely. As Amir sees his best friend getting a torture, he tries to provide an assistance. Unfortunately, he gets afraid and watches and does nothing.
Often the narrators turn to addiction, such as drugs or alcohol, and even suicide and violence as the only possible escapes from their circumstances. Eden Robinson first starts Traplines with the short story “Traplines”. The narrator Will is a young man who experiences an abusive home life. Will’s dad abuses Eric - Will’s brother - and in return Eric abuses Will. Will is at Mrs. Smythe’s house, his English teacher, a place where he often goes to escape from his family life when he thinks that his ribs hurt because “ Eric hit [him] pretty hard and they’re bruised” (Robinson 17) but this was only because “Eric got hit pretty hard by Dad” (17).
By means of comic illustration and parody, Art Spiegelman wrote a graphic novel about the lives of his parents, Vladek and Anja, before and during the Holocaust. Spiegelman’s Maus Volumes I and II delves into the emotional struggle he faced as a result of his father’s failure to recover from the trauma he suffered during the Holocaust. In the novel, Vladek’s inability to cope with the horrors he faced while imprisoned, along with his wife’s tragic death, causes him to become emotionally detached from his son, Art. Consequently, Vladek hinders Art’s emotional growth. However, Art overcomes the emotional trauma his father instilled in him through his writing.
Krogstad implies that his bad reputation can clearly affect his children and how they grow up, thereby requiring him to rebuild his own reputation. Commenting about Krogstad's forgery, Torvald tells Nora, "Each breath the children take in such a house is full of the germs of evil" (Ibsen 1.speech 474). He implies that Krogstad's children would gain the same immoral and corrupt nature of Krogstad, since they live with him every day. According to literary critic Paul Rosefeldt, Krogstad's "fatherhood is connected with a moral disease that will infect and destroy the lives of the children" (85). Thus Krogstad's children would themselves have the risk of obtaining their father's immorality.
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.
Amir starts out the book as a very selfish child. His best friend, Hassan, gets more attention from Amir’s dad than he does. This causes Amir to only care about his relationship with his dad and only causing him to become more isolated from Hassan. Amir also begins to become angry and he forces Hassan to do things that hurt and affect him negatively. All of Amir’s anger is being placed on Hassan, causing Amir to have a negative image with the characters in the book.
In this view reactions are formed which either have a lasting negative or positive effect on the kind of relationship that will exist between a father and a son. According to the story, Yunior’s behavior and resentment towards his father may be caused by his frustration and discontent for his father’s style of authority as well as his actions and pompous attitude that are revealed in the ... ... middle of paper ... ...chard for the murder of their son. After murdering Richard and burying the body, Matt returns home. Ruth is aware of what Matt has done, and she is relieved and proud of her husband Matt after learning of the revenge. Matt also becomes a different person.
Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner In the Kite Runner, the author explores the ties that bind sons to fathers and childhood friends to one another and of the forces that tear them apart. Throughout the novel, Khaled Hosseini uses many literary devices such as parallelisms, and characterization, and symbolism. The main message is “there is a way to be good again.” Amir is continuously changing throughout the story as he narrates it which is evident through the characterization the author displays. He is always selfish when with Hassan, treating him as a servant but expecting a best friend attitude in return. He then realizes his mistakes growing up in Afghanistan and America and changes his ways, trying to get redemption for himself, a key theme in the story.
For example, Amir’s best friend and servant, always stands up for Amir, but when it’s time for Amir to stand up for Hassan, he abandons him when Hassan needs him most. As a result, Hassan gets sexually abused. Amir attempts to forget what he has done, but the guilt forces him to attempt to get Hassan kicked out. This leads to their friendship dying and Amir’s guilt increasing. Later, in America, Amir yet again attempts to bury the past and move on, but he is haunted by his sins.
The animosity remains a major internal conflict for the brother throughout the story. As the story progresses, the narrator’s embarrassment of his brother’s disabilities leads him to mold Doodle so that he is not as embarrassed by him. This is the point where the theme of the story becomes exposed to the reader, that love can make a person do cruel things. Hurst uses the conflict that the brother has with himself about accepting his brother, the cruel actions that the brother directs toward his brother, and the irony that is woven throughout the story to further emphasize the theme. Hurst utilizes external conflict to further his message, that cruelty can sometimes, be a way that someone might express love.