The Kite Runner ———— Ignorance is Not Bliss Ayesha Khan - Coggle Diagram
The Kite Runner
Ignorance is Not Bliss
Characters faced severe guilt
"You are an honourable man, Amir Aga. A true Afghan" (Hosseini, 238)
Amir "cringes inside"
more lies result in more guilt
one needs to open up in order to get over their remorse
Amir becomes trapped in endless loops of lies
the pain gets physically intolerable
Realizing the consequences of their secrets
Baba hurts his childhood friend.
Mystery of his half son (Hassan)
"I wish Hassan had been with us today" (Hosseini, 133).
he regretted that due to his mistakes Hassan wasn't with him
he created a false impression of his real identity
he doesn't claim Hassan as his son when he was alive
if he accepted, things would have been different
Encountered the delight of opening up
Characters had to learn from their mistakes
Amir learned how courageous Soraya was
Amir realizes how her honesty increased respect for Soraya
"I told my wife everything. Everything. I had pictured this moment so many times, dreaded it, but, as I spoke I felt something lifting off my chest" (Hosseini, 223).
Amir's remorse was lifted off his chest
he realizes he is better at speaking facts
as lies opened up, genuine wisdom is produced