How Does The Kite Runner Change Amir's Behavior

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Often people can change their behavior based on an event that has impacted them or their life, either in a good way, or bad way. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Amir was always too scared to stand up to anyone and would even lie to protect his dignity, that was until he discovered that Hassan had a son. Amir transformed from a helpless boy who was easily influenced by his role in society, but he realized that he needed to be his own person and do what he thought was right so he became a fearless stepdad who would do anything for his family
Since Amir was an adolescent he did not know how to be his own person, so he just did what everyone told him to do or was what everyone told him to be. He definitely used his place in society against
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This really only happens when Amir feels less powerful, such as when Baba praises Hassan for being so athletic, and how he is willing to stand up to anyone. “Hassan made his stone skip eight times. The most I managed was five. Baba was there, watching and he patted Hassan on the back. Even put his arm around his shoulder” (14). Even though Amir does not say anything after Baba does this, it bothers him. He wants Baba to show some sort of affection towards him like he does to Hassan. When Amir feels as if Baba thinks less of him, he believes that since he is educated he can get satisfaction by bringing Hassan down. “My favorite part of reading to Hassan was when we came across a big word that he didn’t know. I'd tease him, expose his ignorance.” (28). He does this to show Hassan that he is better then him at something, even though Hassan would never think that. Amir felt the need to prove to himself that a Hazara was no better than he was. One of the ways Amir made himself feel superior was by mocking Hassan. He did this because he knew he could receive the satisfaction that he …show more content…
Everything changed when Amir received a call from one of his biggest mentors in life, Rahim Khan. “Come. There is a way to be good again” (192). This could have meant 100 different things, but Amir knew exactly what he meant. Rahim knew all along about what Amir had witnessed. Even though Amir had no idea what he was getting himself into he realized he had to go. Now was his chance for redemption. When they talked again in ?? Rahim told him that Hassan had died and Sohrab needed help. Amir came face to face again with a tough decision he could have just stayed back and forgot about it, instead he decided to risk his own life to go and save a boy he had never met before. All for the sake of Hassan. Most people do not come in contact with a redo in life, but luckily for Amir he again came face to face with Assef in Afghanistan. Once more, he had the choice to either try and take the easy way out or he could finally face his fears, and that is exactly what he did. As Assef kept beating him Amir laughed harder and harder. He finally did it. He was finally receiving the pain that he always wanted from keeping the rape a secret. Amir and his wife invited her family over for dinner one night. At the diner, his father-in-law stated, “They will want to know why there is a Hazara boy living without daughter”(360). This is one of the first times that Amir

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