So much guilt that it even turned him into an insomniac. Having a father-son bond helps the child differentiate right from wrong. Assef A sociopath who worships Hitler. His adoptive mother, Soraya said that she thought she forgot what his voice sounded like due to the fact that he talked so little. Despite a fresh start in San Francisco, Amir is devoured by guilt for failing to protect his loyal friend.
Farid- Farid is Amir's driver and eventually becomes one of his closest friends. He has an uncanny way of knowing what people are thinking and how to speak to them. Although Rahim Khan is not a character who is present throughout the story, he is one who binds everything together when the reader needs it most. He is missing toes and fingers from a landmine explosion and represents the difficulties that many Afghans faced in the years of warfare that ravaged the country. He even claims Hitler as a role model. He is especially hard on his son, Amir, because he wants him to inherit some of the characteristics that he displays.
He almost seems like the biblical figure Jonah, always being tested to see how far his tolerance and loyalty can be pushed. In the story, the author sends the message that redemption can be a lifelong pursuit, and until achieved, happiness will not be obtained. Sohrab-Sohrab is the son of Hassan and his wife, Farzana. Although he distrusts religious fundamentalism, he follows his own moral code and acts with self-assurance and bravery. He goes from being an immature child, to an adult that knows what he wants out of life.
Those are some of the main and the most important characters in the book. It is about a friendship between two boys and how the oldest boy gets another chance make up for the mistakes that he committed in is his childhood. Ali is out one day, when his bad leg is said to have tripped a landmine. Since Hassan is nearly the same age as Baba's son, Amir, they become good friends, and Ali takes part in helping to raise Amir. Even the children run after him, calling him 'Boogeyman' or making fun of 'his flat nose'. When Sohrab is first introduced, he speaks very, very little.
. At times Baba seems 854 Words 4 Pages Published by Riverhead Books in 2003, Khaled Hosseini wrote The Kite Runner, a powerful story of love, fear, friendship, redemption, and the reality of the cruel world we live in. It's Rahim who encourages Amir's writing. Assef would like to rid Afghanistan of all Hazaras and he loves inflicting pain on others. It's Rahim Khan who appeals to Amir's conscience and prompts him to right the wrongs of the past.
Jealousy does not let Amir become a real friend for Hassan and eventually Amir betrays him. In the beginning of the novel one encounters a self-centered young boy, who lives a notably privileged life. Ali and Hassan leave Baba's residence and grows up. No longer did Amir and Hassan speak to each other. When Baba dies, Rahim Khan is considered a father to Amir. Wali-Wali is another one of the boys from the neighborhood who helps Assef to rape Hassan. His friend Baba slept with Ali's wife and fathered the child.
While living in Afghanistan Baba seems to ignore his son as he does not fulfill his expectations. He almost seems like the biblical figure Jonah, always being tested to see how far his tolerance and loyalty can be pushed. Circularity, one of the key concepts in the novel, is used as a narrative technique by Hosseini. Read an Baba - Father of Amir and Hassan and a wealthy, well-respected businessman. However, after they make the move to America, Baba becomes fragile, weak, and needy. Amir wishes his mother was still alive because he wants to become something like her. Ali and Hassan leave Baba's residence and grows up.
They spent most their childhood together playing games, reading books and flying kites until that fateful day where he was deprived of his pride. Assef is also a racist against all Hazaras so he wants to do anything in his power to get rid of them. After the war stricken years, Rahim Khan asked him to come back to the house in Kabul and agrees after thinking about it. Despite these physical limitations, he never complains, and does the best he can with what he has been given. As Hassan was running away Amir called out to him to bring. Although Rahim Khan is not a character who is present throughout the story, he is one who binds everything together when the reader needs it most. This action, this 'way to be good again,' is what redeems Amir from his childhood sins.
Amir thinks he is cruel and does not understand wanting a child until the secretary tells him that Raymond Andrews's daughter committed suicide. Everything he does is for Hassan. This is one of the ethnic groups in Afghanistan, that because of their religious beliefs, are a persecuted minority. In the very last scenes of The Kite Runner, Sohrab finally opens up and agrees to fly kites with Amir. Where the hero gets the girl, the student aces the test, and the puppy finds his way home. He becomes a very noble friend to Amir.