January 11, 2008
English 2 Cassidy A4
In the story “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini the write relies on the dynamic character Amir to develop the story’s theme. Early in the story Amir feels that his father’s affection is the most important thing in the world to be attained. At the center of the story is the experience he has which he betrays the only person who would do anything for him, only to win his fathers affection. Through this experience Amir realizes that while he was trying to win his fathers love, he hurt the person who loved him most, Hassan. The change Amir undergoes and what he learns from it suggest the theme of the story is you should love what you have.
Early in the story Amir feels that his father’s affection is the most important thing in the world to be attained. Amir believed it was important to gain his father’s affection because he feels that he took from Baba the only person he loved, which was his mother (she died while giving birth to him). Amir often felt the sting and burns from Baba’s words and stares. No matter what he did, he could never make him proud enough, because he was never boyish enough for Baba’s taste. Since Amir knew this he tried his best to win Baba’s love and would not let anything stand in his way.
At the center of the story is the experience he has in which he betrays the only person who would do anything for him, only to win the affection of Baba. Not only does Amir ridicule Hassan about his intelligence, but he denies him in front of the other children. The ultimate betrayal was when Amir watched and allowed Assef, the neighborhood bully, to rape Hassan. This was the ultimate betrayal because countless times Hassan stood up for Amir and put his safety in front of his own, and when Hassan needed Amir the most he hid like the selfish coward he really was. The only reasons Amir allowed this to happen was the fear of not being able to give the...