The kite runner love and sacrifice
Khaled Hosseini, a man who works for the greater good of Afghani children in danger, portrays a life filled with the question of sacrifice through the voice of a boy named Amir in his book titled The Kite Runner.
The Kiterunner by Hosseini Khald is a novel in which has a theme of sacrifice; Hassan sacralises himself for Amir. Baba seems to love and care for everyone in the novel except his son, Amir. Amir puts his life on the line visiting Afghanistan under Taliban rule, and confronting Assef, a childhood enemy who is also part of the Taliban.
He is enduring physical pain and blood loss just as Hassan did for him once.
From the start of the novel, Hassan was used by others as a means of redemption and reconciliation with other characters. When Amir is told of this on the telephone, he asks his wife to please tell her mother not to do this; Amir has a distaste for this sort of religious ritual. He is selfish, demanding, cowardly, disrespectful and jealous.
Kite motif in the kite runner
From the start of the novel, Hassan was used by others as a means of redemption and reconciliation with other characters. Amir finally learns how to be a man by taking the examples from Afghanistan and applying them in America, learning how to stand up for himself, and more importantly for others When Amir attempts to take Sorhab away from Assef, it results in a fight between them both. After adopting Sohrab into his family, Amir was finally able to obtain a pure and guilt-free conscience. The ceremony is performed "to celebrate how the prophet Ibrahim almost sacrificed his one son for God" Hosseini A scene within the book shows the theme of sacrifice is just after the win of the Kite Tournament for Hassan and Amir, Hassan goes to find the kite which was run off and Amir goes off to find him once he has been away for a long time. Hassan admires Amir an immense amount and his loyalty towards Amir is always present in everything he does. Sheep sacrificing is also a form of prayer, a way of pleading to God and asking for something in exchange for sacrificing a sheep. This scene shows a theme of sacrifice as Hassan has sacrificed himself for the Kite to keep Amir happy. Amir is physically broken, his body smeared with blood; he is symbolic of the sacrificial sheep. Loss of a loved one, etc. Because Hassan sacrifices himself for Amir; he is essentially the sacrificial sheep who accepts his suffering, just so that someone else can be spared of that suffering. From teenage years into adulthood, Amir was haunted with the guilt of allowing his perfect, pure, and God-like friend to be raped, as well as pushing Hassan and Ali into poverty and blackening their names. Although Amir had feels his father never appreciated him enough his father makes a big sacrifice for Amir.
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