An Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's ' Kite Runner ' Essay
Isaac Singer once said “When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.” Isaac’s theory on betrayal, shows that betrayal is linked to guilt. By “betray[ing] yourself,” you are submerging yourself into the monster of guilt. When you betray someone, it might seem like a good idea in the moment, but overtime you betray yourself. The built up feelings become overwhelming and you end up punishing yourself even more than you punished the victim. Take Amir for example, he leaves a friend thinking it’s a good idea in the moment, but does not see what it will cause him in the future. In the novel Kite Runner, the author, Khaled Hosseini illustrates, through the destruction of Amir and Hassan’s relationship, how a man’s life can be totally consumed by guilt, and no matter how hard he tries to suppress it, the only true path to resolution is redemption.
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Throughout the beginning of the novel, Amir’s intricate relationship with his father, Baba, and desire to be loved, leads him to betray his best friend, Hassan. The novel leads off with Amir a young boy, living a good life in the upper class of Afghanistan. Amir’s best friend is Hassan, who is also the family’s servant. Even though they are best friends, Amir still takes advantage of Hassan’s friendship. Hassan was very loyal and would do anything for Amir . One day when Hassan was chasing after a kite he ran into Assef. Assef demanded Hassan to give him the kite. Since Hassan was…