Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Going Back

If you were in Amir's shoes do you think that you would have the courage and guts to go back to Kabul and face the Taliban? Would you have gone further than the orphanage or just stopped there and went back home?

39 comments:

ttk said...

If I were in Amir's shoes I feel I would of had the guts to go back to Kabul even in the face of adversity from the taliban. I feel I would only be able to fully reconcile my mistakes if I go and correct the wrongs and help out Hassan like he would have helped me.

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Mike Sipes said...

If I was Amir I would have kept going until I would find Sohrab. Even though the Taliban was in power that would not have stopped me in my quest.

The Joe Brown Experience said...

If I were Amir I would have gone to all lengths in order to redeem myself, from my horrible an shameful past, because all of young life until now I am just hiding from the bare thing. The one and only thing that holds me back. I would go all the way. I would have bought myself an AK-47 with ammo for me. In case anyone will stand in my like Assef.

Drew Brenner said...

If I had been in Amir's position, I am not sure what I would have done. I hope that I would do the same, but I am unsure whether I could face the probable consequences for my actions. I would have to choose whether or not his life was worth my life, and who I would hurt in the process.

Derrick Samuelson said...

If I was in Amir's shoes I would have not stopped until I found Sohrab. If Sohrab wasn't in the orphanage I would have kept going until I found him. Even if I had to go through a lot of hard work to find him.

Mikel said...

Honestly i would have not. I would have been scared out of my mind. Just living in America and seeing what we see about groups like the Tali ban i would have never gone back to face what he has faced.

09dparker said...

i would have gone all the way to the end because once I found out that he was my nephew it would have been the right thing to do. He is now family and people should be there for any of there family members.

tabbannister8 said...

I would have gone and gotton sohrab! He was the only thing left that Amir had in relationship to Hassan. And i don't think that he would let someone like that slip away. Hassan would have wanted Sohrab to be with Amir if he did not make it out of there alive and that is the way it was.

zach ackerman said...

If I was in Amir's shoes I do not think I would have the guts to go back and face them just because of there power and the consequences to standing up to them. But if I did and I got to the orphanage I believe I would then have to save Shorab knowing what was happening to him.

Cameron said...

If I was Amir, I do believe I would have had the courage to go back to Kabul and face the Taliban. Usually, if something that is bothering me so much for such a long period of time, I would feel like I have to do something about it. I honestly do not know if I would have gone farther than the orphanage. I would have to be in the situation to actually know if I would or not.

Kwells09 said...

I would have gone to the taliban. If I had traveled all the way over there I would need to do something extra. Although it might not make the situation any better, in the end I would feel a lot better.

Joey Barrick said...

This is a tough question. I think if I was Amir, and I was the only one who could save my nephew, I would have the guts to face the Taliban in order to redeem myself and rescue Sohrab. I would have done it differently though. I would have gone into it more prepared than Amir did. I think it was foolish of him going into it without any back-up or plan.

CJones said...

If i was in the position that Amir was in i would have went all out to get sohrab. I would have becuase it is what he owed to Hassan. Also i feel that by doning this it would help him give himself a clean slate.

Julian Jimenez said...

If I were in Amir's shoes, I think that I would have the courage to go back because of what Amir has been through. The way I see it is that Amir really owes a big favor for Hassan for all that they have been through so I think that I would have gone as far as Amir went.

Zuri Thorpe said...

If I were Amir I believe that I would have done the same that he did in those situations. Because guilt of Hassan's rape could have drove anyone back home to find out their purpose in the story. I believe that there shouldn't even be a question about stopping at the orphange because any person with a the heart to come back for redemption couldn't possibly take another what if situation for the rest of their life. At that point you are way to far down to come up for air.

zach schwartzman said...

I really do feel that if I were in Amir's shoes that I would have had the guts to go back into Kabul and fight the Taliban and to go past the orphanage to find Sohrab. I feel this way becasue I would have realized what life is all about and even if I were to die in the process of doing all of this, I dont think that I would have been able to live happily with myself if I did not rescue Sohrab.

Andrew Cosgrove said...

pIf I were Amir and had to face the Taliban to get back Hassan’s son, I think I would have had the courage to face them. The whole reason that Hassan was killed was because he was protecting Amir’s old house and refused to let anything happen to it. Also, it would kind of re-deem some of Amir’s past.

Owen Doane said...

If I were in the shoes of Amir I honestly don't know if I would have the courage of the guts to go back to Kabul and face down the Taliban regime. I would like to believe that I have enough courage to stand up for what I believe and say I stand for. If I were to have gone all the way there I would not have stopped at the orphanage and just gone back home.

Kirby Riehl said...

With out a question, if i was Amir i would easily choose to go back again. I would choose to go back because, I knew what happened in the past and I would want to redeem myself. Yes it would be a scary journey but it would be all worth it, in the long run. So i definitely would go back.

Brian Petroski said...

I dont think I could have went back to Kabul. I wouldnt have been able to go to to Kabul let alone go to the orphanage and be able to save a kid. It would be hard for me to go back to a country that I had to leave when I was little becuase of the danger that I was in.

Brian Petroski said...

I dont think I could have went back to Kabul. I wouldnt have been able to go to to Kabul let alone go to the orphanage and be able to save a kid. It would be hard for me to go back to a country that I had to leave when I was little becuase of the danger that I was in.

kicker said...

If i were Amir i think it would be very hard to go back and face all his fears. I would want to try to make everything right like he did so i would of went back but i would not of tried as hard as Amir did.

Leroy B.III NFL32 said...

I would have gone back to Kabul and did more kicking tale and then take names to the ones that got in my way. To let everyone know that I am the man. Nothing would have stop me thats how determined I am to get the job done.

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Mike Cole said...

It's to hard to really say if I would have gone all the way back to Kabul, since I don't know how much guilt Amir was really feeling. I think that I would go back (if I had honestly gotten myself into that position), but facing those types of consequences would not have been easy.

Rob Miller said...

If I were Amir I would have gone to all lengths in order to redeem myself, from my horrible an shameful past, because all of young life until now I am just hiding from the bare thing.

Vincent Peck said...

If i were in Amir's shoes, i would deffentily have to go back to Kabul to face the Taliban. The reason for this is because of everything that happened in Amirs lifetime having to do with all the bad things he caused for Hassan and Sohrabs life.

nick price said...

I'd like to think that if I was put in this place that I could have the courage to go back and face the Taliban like Amir did. Because I would not want to finally have the chance the feel redeemed of the sins I made in the past and just be stopped and go home just because I can't find the boy in the first place I thought he would be. I would have kept searching until I found him.

st.joe#9Artis holt said...

If I was in Amir shoes I think i would have had the guts especisally if i was in the same state of mind Amir was in. In addition to that i would have went further than that as Amir.

RJ Schmitz said...

If I were in Amir's shoes I would've gone back to Kabul even in the face of adversity from the Taliban. If I didn't go back I would always feel guilty for the pain I caused Hassan. If I went back I think I could live with myself more because I would feel as though I payed back some of that pain.

Stefan said...

If I were in Amir’s shoes, I would have stopped at the orphanage. I would have the guts to go back to Kabul, but that is as far as I would go. It would be impossible for me to escape the Taliban and not have gotten shot with a bullet since they would have the place heavily guarded. If I did go, I would need reinforcements.

sep said...

If I were Amir, it's hard to say whether i would have the guts to go back to kabul and face everything/everyone. Thinking about it now, i would probably stay in california where i could take care of my wife, and just put the past behind me.

rob nicholl said...

I think the fact that Amir went back to face the Taliban and gone further to confront the man at the orphanage relieved him of many of his sins that he was carrying on his shoulders.

RyanSmith said...

If I were in Amir's shoes I would go back to Kabul for the reasons that were needed, I wouldn't go to try and get my swings with the Taliban.

Dirty Pete said...

I definatly would have had the courage to go through with my rescue mission for Sohrab if I were in Amir's shoes. Going to Pakistan and saving Sohrab is the one chance for Amir to prove that he can stand up for something.

Chris Bodan said...

With the wait Amir bared on his shoulders I could have easily made it well beyond the point Amir pushed himself to. I would have came much more prepared though. I would have tried more of a bribery position or at least tried to form connections with the Taliban before marching in there. I refuse to present my face for a fist to land upon. A non-confrontational meeting could have taken place very easily. What did Sohrab really mean to Assef anyway? A few connections and some money and Assef could have easily parted with Sohrab and moved to another child with little fuss.

Kevin Curley said...

If I were Amir I would have had to go back to Kabul to make up for the times when I did not help Hassan. Amir went back to right the wrongs of his past, and in doing so became a man. His perserverance to find Sohrab saved the young boy from a terrible future.

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