Discuss how kinship is the strongest of all relationships in The Kite Runner.
well the relationships i am going to disscus are
amir and soraya- dont know what to write about??
amir and rahim khan - dont know what to write about
amir and baba - got some ideas but do you have some??
amir and hassan?/
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In the book "The Kite Runner" relationship hold the key to the transitions of the characters. The dynamics of the relationships have long term effects on the lives of the people involved.
Let us start with Amir and Hassan, two young boys who were nursed by the same woman but had different mothers. Hassan is the illegitimate child of Amir's father Baba. He works as a servant alongside his father in their home. Amir does not know that he is his half brother. Hassan is a Hazara, which is a tribe of people mocked and despised in his country.
Amir is jealous of Hassan's relationship with Baba. However, he is also very close with Hassan who always protects Amir and almost worships Amir. One day Hassan is raped and Amir witnesses it, but does nothing to help. He emotionally shuts himself away from Hassan and eventually sets him up as a thief so that he will go away. Amir then lives a life of guilt and shame.
Amir and Baba are father and son. Amir is the son who as a child can not live up to his father's expectations. His father sees him as a coward and does not understand why he spends so much time reading and does not perform well in physical sports. He feels that he is a disappointment to his father.
In Americathe two are able to re-establish their relationship. Amir looks after his father until he dies. After his father's death he learns the truth about Hassan and it begins to cause Amir to once again evaluate his relationship with his father.
Amir and Rahim Kahn have the relationship that he wished he could have had with his father. Rahim is his father’s best fried who is very accepting and proud of Amir. He loves both boys, Hassan and Amir. He also is the one to unite Amir with his past and with Hassan's son.
Soraya and Amir are husband and wife. They are each two Afghanistan adults at the age of marriage that have been displaced from their country. They are the vision for a better life in America and have become Americanized. Both have things in the past that they are ashamed of that unite them and help create a strong bond.
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