Essay on Forgiveness: the Kite Runner
Despite Hassan's departure, Amir learned nothing. He continued to try to hide his past and cover up mistakes. He and his father moved to America, and Amir felt closer to him, but he still could not bring himself to talk about Hassan and what happened. He let it eat away at his relationship with his father. In a way, he was also jealous of his father, who Amir considered almost perfect. He felt as if his father was constantly comparing Amir with himself, and Amir was nothing like his father. Over the years, Amir had witnessed his father helping people, standing up for himself, making his presence known. His father was considered a great man in Afghanistan. Amir felt guilty because he had taken Hassan away from his father, had robbed his father of someone to be proud of. Amir chose a career path that his father considered weak. He felt that his life was defined by his father's and that he could never measure up.
When Amir married, he continued his pattern of behavior. His wife, Soraya, had a slightly shady past, but she shared the details with him before they wed. She wanted nothing to come between their relationship. However, Amir kept his past a secret. Although his "crime" had occurred when he was just a child, he considered it just as shameful, if not more so, as what she had done. Yet, he kept it