Saturday, 23 April 2016

Thoughts on Amir

I do not like Amir because he is careless and selfish to the people who are most important to him and his family.
For example, when Amir walked away from Hassan's rape, and chose not to help him. During the rape, Amir thought he could either "step into that alley, stand up for Hassan" or he "could run. In the end [he] ran" (82). To me, this really shows Amir's character and what a selfish person he is to leave his friend behind. Amir chose to run away, rather then help a friend who would do anything for him. Another example of how Amir is selfish and careless is when Hassan and Ali move away, and Amir lets them go even though they have such a strong connection to their family. Amir had the thought to chase the car but instead he "didn't cry, and [he] didn't chase the car. [He] watched Baba's car pull away from the curb, taking with it the person whose first spoken word had been [his] name" (115). Amir has the thoughts to chase the car, to make it stop, but instead he fails to do so which shows that he is careless. He does not seem to care about his family enough to stop that car, even though it carried the one person who is so important to him.
Through both of these examples, it is shown that Amir is careless and selfish to special people.

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