I have completed The Kite Runner. I love the book even though the ending was ehhh to me.
I’ve become really fond of Sohrab. Maybe because Hassan was my favorite character and Sohrab is an exact copy of Hassan when he was a child. I loved how mature and pure both characters are. I’m not sure if pure is the right word I’m looking for, but I can’t think of another word to describe them. At first I described Hassan as innocent, even after he got raped, which is ironic because he got his innocence taken away from him, but I realized that he got mature and the word ‘pure’ fits more. Innocent is childlike and pure to me, is someone with a good heart. Even after all that Hassan and Sohrab have to go through, they still remain good people. Hassan knows that Amir saw everything that night, but he still attempts to befriend Amir even after they’ve grown a bit far apart, which I think is really mature of Hassan. Hassan asks Amir what he did wrong even though he knows and Amir knows that it’s Amir that’s the one at fault. And when Hassan asks Amir this that I think Hassan is innocent and becomes very naive and childlike.
When Sohrab attempts suicide, I felt extremely sad and kind of angry. I don’t really know how to feel about Amir at this point. He is trying really hard to redeem himself, but he makes a huge mistake in breaking his promise with Sohrab, which is the reason why Sohrab tried to commit suicide. Of course I didn’t want Sohrab to die, which is why I was a bit frustrated that Khaled Hosseini decides to make all these terrible things happen to all the good people in the book.
When Sohrab arrives in America, I was a bit disappointed in him. I understood that he felt physically and mentally exhausted after he tries to commit suicide, but I wanted him to be himself when he came to America. I wasn’t totally happy with the ending, but I’m content with it.