The Sacrificial Lamb hailey hernandez 5th period

Khaled Hosselni, wrote The Kite Runner about a boy who must learn who he is through a series of unexpected twist and turns. In The Kite Runner, the symbolism of the lamb is the character who sacrifices them self for the other characters benefit.

In the beginning of The Kite Runner, Hassan is willing to do anything for Amir. When Assef rapes Hassan, Hassan doesn't even attempt to fight against Assef. "Hassan didn't struggle. Didn't even whimper. He moved his head slightly and i caught a glimpse of his face..... it was the look of the lamb." (page 76) Hassan knows he is lower class and that if he tries to fight against Assef, Assef will do much worse things to him and that Assef might even try to hurt Amir as well. Even though Amir cares very much for Hassan, Amir still uses Hassan to get closer to Baba. "maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb i had to slay, to win Baba." (page 77) Amir thinks it maybe okay to use Hassan because afterall, Hassan is just a lower class, uneducated, servant boy. No matter what the circumstances, Hassan was always willing to do anything for Amir.

Baba gives up all he has ever known to take Amir to america. Amir thanks, Baba for working so hard in america and Baba says its not a big deal and "besides, i didn't bring us here for me, did it?" (page 130) Baba is trying to show Amir that he's doing everything for him right now. That he left Kabul for Amir not for himself. Amir is beginning to see everything that Baba is doing for him and how much Baba gave up to take Amir to america. "i thought of all the trucks, trainsets, and bikes he'd bought me in Kubul. Now america. One last gift for Amir. Baba and Amirs relationship is better than ever. Amir finally sees that Baba really does care about him. Baba proves to Amir that he loves him and is willing to do anything for him.

In the end of The Kite Runner, Amir is willing to put his life on the line to save Sohrab. Amir has to buy a fake beard to wear while he is in Kabul. "an artificial beard, black and chest length, shari'a friendly--- or at least the taliban version of shari'a. (page 252) Amir is breaking many laws by going back to Kabul. One rule of the taliban is that no man can shave his beard. If the taliban found out about Amirs fake beard, they will hurt Amir and possibly even kill him. Assef and Amir make a deal. Assef and Amir are going to settle unfinished business and decide who Sohrab belongs with. "when it's done, only one of us will walk out of this room alive." (page 287) Amir and Assef fight it out. and Assef hurts Amir very badly. but Amir sacrifices himself to save Sohrab from Assef. Amir risks being murdered by the taliban and Assef to save Sohrab.

In In the beginning and the middle of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, Amir always has someone sacrificing them self to help him, but at the end of the book, Amir has to learn to sacrifice himself for Sohrab.


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