Essay on The kite runner

Submitted By randombloke
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Character Profiles – The Kite Runner
Amir
The central character of the story
Brought up being wealthy because of his father, Baba.
Amir feels that he is not good enough for his father and that he is a letdown.
He thinks Baba wishes that Amir were more like him.
Though Hassan is Amir’s best friend, Amir feels that Hassan, a Hazara servant, is beneath him.
He mocks Hassan’s ignorance, for instance, or plays tricks on him because Hassan cannot read.
Amir’s character changes after allowing Hassan to be raped
After allowing Hassan to be raped, Amir is not happy and is really guilty.
Amir is married to Soraya and has an established a career.

Hassan
Hazara
Loyal, forgiving servant for Amir and Baba.
While Amir prepares for school in the morning, Hassan readies Amir’s books and his breakfast.
While Amir is at school getting an education, Hassan helps Ali with the chores and grocery shopping.

Sohrab

Son of Hassan and Farzana.
In many ways, Sohrab acts as a substitute for Hassan in the novel
Main focus in second half of the book
Hazara
Great with slingshot, just like Hassan
His character arc takes him from being a normal little boy to the traumatized victim of sexual and physical abuse, and he goes from speaking very little to not at all.
Amir flies a kite with him and makes him happy

Baba
Father of Amir
Thinks that’s Amir is weak and can’t stand up for himself
If Amir cannot take of himself as a boy, he worries, he will not have the strength to behave morally as an adult.
When he and Amir flee Kabul, he is willing to sacrifice his life to keep the Russian guard from raping the woman with them, and in doing so he sets the example that Amir will follow later when he…