Amir struggles with love deprivation through the novel. The first time, Amir does not intervene when Hassan is getting raped because he does not want to ruin the glory he will receive from Baba. He wants the approval and love of his father so bad that he validates what he did by saying “he was just a Hazara” (Hosseini 77). Amir is so infatuated with what this win and the kite will bring to him that “Hassan [is] the price [he has] to pay, the lamb [he has] to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini 77). To make himself feel okay a...
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...etee 181). Throughout the book, Assef’s sociopathic actions are seen like his lack of guilt and violent behavior. Walsh found that psychopaths, who share many of the same characteristics as sociopaths, “have low hemisphere arousal” and aggressiveness relates to “left-hemisphere inferiority relative to right-hemisphere capacity” which accounts for his behavior (Walsh, Beyer, Petee 179). Therefore, another reason accounting for Assef’s sociopathic actions once again linking to the ultimate cause of love deprivation.
Denying love will result in an endless effort to get it back. This is seen in the book The Kite Runner and proven through a case study done by PhD. Anthony Walsh, Arthur J. Beyer, and Thomas A Petee. Assef, Hassan, Amir, and Sohrab are multiple examples seen in this novel that shows interactions proving the study is able to account for character actions.
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