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Kite Runner

  • Date Submitted: 09/26/2010 09:03 PM
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Kite runner

In his past Amir did some things that some people see as being unforgivable, although he tried to atone for his sins it still isn’t enough to make up for the mistakes he made in the past. As a child Amir never tried even to talk to Hassan about the incident let alone make up for it. It isn’t just that Amir witnessed the rape of Hassan and didn’t do anything to prevent it it’s the fact that he just stood there and looked on as his friend got raped then he also drove him away so he didn’t have to see him and feel the guilt anymore, even though Hassan had let it go. Hassan thought the world of Amir even though Amir was usually nasty in return. Amir’s efforts to redeem himself are admirable but it’s to late as Hassan is dead. Some things are impossible to forgive and let go, like Amir’s betrayal of Hassan, why didn’t he try and make things right in the winter of 1975.
  Amir’s life as a child is sad, sad that he picks on his friend In order to feel good about himself and sad that he is constantly seeking his father’s approval. As a child Hassan and Amir are friends or “playmates” but Amir never refers to Hassan as a friend this demonstrates the difference in social statuses between the two boys. At a young age Amir Notices there are differences between teach other like the fact the Hazara boy, Hassan can’t read and doesn’t go to school. Amir the “upper-class” Pashtun uses these things to makes himself fell good like implying that Hassan is an imbecile. This shows a lack of confidence and the only way he can make himself feel like he is better than is to make him look like a fool. Amir really isn’t a good friend to Hassan at all he treats him like “the family pet” only playing with him when there is nothing better to do, Assef reads Amir like a book in saying this. When the two boys had the encounter with Assef, Amir nearly blurts out “but he’s not my friend, he’s our servant.”
  In the winter of 1975 Amir’s actions are unforgivable, he witness’s one of...

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