Consequences In The Kite Runner

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Winston Churchill once said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures- that is the basis of all morality”. Khaled Hosseini’s Kite Runner is the confronting story of two boys, whose lives are fashioned by the political and social inequities that occurred in Afghanistan during the 1970s. A young boy’s struggle between morality and his need for acceptance force him to face the consequences of hiding behind lies and putting his selfish needs ahead of another’s. Amir’s caste and cultural requirements largely influenced his choices and cowardice; this is obvious as he reflected upon his actions differently, after being exposed to less discriminant views and social implications.…show more content…
Consequently depicting the idea that Amir is “superior“ to Hassan. Amir often refers to Hassan as “Hazara” a race that was and continues to be persecuted and ridiculed in Afghanistan, though Amir doesn’t mean it maliciously until later on in the novel. Amir rarely used the term “Hazara” offensively as he has proven to view Hassan as a brother or friend rather than a servant. His regard towards his friend is obvious as when Hassan was verbally abused, Amir naturally took control as he “reaches across his seat, slung his arm around him, pulled him close” . Amir’s affection towards Hassan is apparent, though there are less distinct but more substantial examples of Amir’s apparent superiority, Amir easily “talked Hassan into firing walnuts with his slingshot at the neighbour’s one-eyed” dog. Showing Hassan complies with Amir’s requests even if he is hesitant at first, suggesting that Amir abuses his superiority portraying. Another example is that Hassan takes the blame for all the mischievous things the boys do, even if he was really only complying with Amir’s requests. Exhibiting Amir’s cowardice and inability to stand up for
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