Unwardliness In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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owardliness brings one to lifelong suffering! The story, “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini takes place over the course of twenty years, first beginning in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1975. Amir the main character, is faced with the cruel burden of cowardliness and guilt as a result of a childhood trauma, he has yet to seek redemption towards. Amir's childhood may seem nothing but perfect to many in Kabul, but his strained relationship with his father, Baba, leads the young boy into a whirlwind of competitive behavior towards the family's Hazara servant Hassan, all to win over Baba's affection. Although Hassan is Amir's best friend, Amir feels he is superior to Hassan and takes advantage of him, even though Hassan would do anything in the…show more content…
For example, Hassan is courageous and challenges the neighborhood bully Assef, when he is making fun of Amir in the streets. In the midst of the fight, Assef begins to swing at defenseless Amir, but Hassan musters up the courage and threatens Assef with his slingshot in order to save his friend from getting hurt. Clearly Hassan strongly entails bravery and courage at the very moment when it is needed the most, and stands up for what is right no matter what Assef could have done to him in the moment, or even in the future. Courage is evidently portrayed through Hassan's character, especially through the measures he takes to protect his friend. Meanwhile, Hassan's bravery manages to ward off Assef, and keeps the two out of trouble; however the bully promises to get his revenge on a larger scale in the future. Hassan and Amir brush off Assefs warnings as if they were nothing, but should have Hassan and Amir taken the future threats more seriously? Hassan exhibits great amounts of courage and bravery from the very beginning of the book in many ways, while doing so through the actions he himself takes, and the circumstances he subjects himself to. One would learn that Hassan has the courage and bravery to endure suffering and physical pain in order to remain loyal to Amir who is like a brother figure to him. For example, Hassan has the valor to stick up once again to the neighborhood bully Assef, in the name of successfully

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