Was honor and certainty shown in The Kite Runner?
Source: “Discuss the ideas developed by the text creator about the ways in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty.”
In the book “The Kite Runner “by Khaled Hosseini, the major theme in this book way the way in which individuals struggle to restore honor and certainty. It is evident in the story with Amir and his journey for redemptions for the sins of his past mistakes. Amir dishonored himself by not helping out his half-brother in his time of need.
Amir is the character that is extremely similar to his father Buba, because they both have committed sins in their past. Amir by, watching Hassan his own half-brother get raped or Buba, having sex with his servant’s wife. In the beginning of the book Amir is a person who won’t stand up for himself let alone for any of his friends. Amir is a very selfish and un-loyal person to Hassan, whereas Hassan is a very loyal and selfless person. Although it all changes when Amir and Buba moves to America some of sins from the past still continue to haunt the future.
At the beginning of the book we learn about the quote “There is a way to be good again,” said by Rahim Khan, which is already letting us know that Amir has done something bad in the past but there is a way in which he may find forgiveness for his sins. In the story the bad thing that Amir supposedly did was watching Hassan get raped. By this happening the guilt gets so bad for Amir that he has to find a way to get Hassan out of the house, he is just someone he cannot bear to see anymore. Amir ends up framing Hassan, saying that he was stealing his birthday money and a watch, once Buba has found out he has a talk with Hassan and Ali. Hassan tells Buba yes he did in fact steal the money and the watch, even when in fact he did not. Buba forgives Hassan, but it is at that moment when Ali decides that they are leaving, that they...