Hosseini has channelled his emotion into his novels. 'It all comes out in my stories,' he says. Guilt and atonement are overarching themes in both books. Each story starts with a young child racked with remorse over something they failed to do - Amir in The Kite Runner fails to rescue Hassan from being gang-raped and Mariam in A Thousand Splendid Suns follows her feckless father and in so doing fails to stop her mother's suicide. But later, as adults, these characters expiate their guilt through an act of unbridled heroism, which changes someone else's fate and brings about redemption.
What is a symbol for Amir in the Kite Runner
Quote: “Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.” Amir in The Kite Runner
Amir in the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ambivalent attitudes are evaluations that contain both positive and negative feeling about objects. The problem of this study is psychological problem called ambivalence. This final project investigates about the ambivalence of the main character named Amir in The Kite Runner novel. Every person in a society has the same chance to face ambivalence. Here, Amir as the main character is faced with the situation of ambivalence. He is depicted as a person who does not have a principle to struggle for what he believes. He is depicted as a person who always depends on Hassan as his close friend. Fearful, confused, betrayed, and regret are what the main character experience the ambivalence. In this research, the writer uses descriptive qualitative and applies psychology theory and psychoanalysis approach by Sigmund Freud to find out the problem dealing with the ambivalence. The sources of the data in this study are divided into two categories, they are the primary source and the secondary source. The primary source is the novel of The Kite Runner and the secondary source is the supporting data from textbook, journal, articles, and internet. The data taken from the novel were the quotations showing ambivalence faced by the main character in the novel. Then, the secondary data were the interpreting, analyzing, commentary discussion of the primary source. The data were collected by means of reading and identifying data. Those collected data will be presented in the appendices which are the answers of the research questions. From the data analysis the writer concludes that 1) the main character‟s psyche can be explained by using psychological model by Sigmund Freud called tripartite model which consists of id, ego and superego. 2) the ambivalence in the novel is described by the ambiguity of Amir and his dependence on his close friend 3) the impacts of the ambivalence on him and also on Hassan as his close friend. From the conclusion I found that the ambivalence of the main character in the novel is faced by Amir who always gets problems to decide an option of two alternatives every day around him. Amir is somebody who cannot live without his friend. It can be concluded that Amir as the main character always faces problems in deciding things. Besides that, he is too depended on Hassan, his close friend.
Amir in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini