Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's ' The Kite Runner ' Essay

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Guilty Feelings In a dark alley in Kabul one boy’s witness of his best friend’s rape changes the course of their lives forever. The boy who views everything from a distance, only wants the kite in his friend’s hand, and ends up running away from the scene rather than help him. This horrifying event causes their futures to continue with dishonesty and mischief, due to one boy’s constant feeling of guilt. This is an important scene from Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, which tells the story of Amir, the son of a wealthy merchant as he witnesses his servant and friend, Hassan receive a brutal rape but did nothing about it. Avoiding honesty, Amir deals with the situation by no telling anyone about the rape. Instead Amir lies and plants his own money under Hassan’s bed, letting Hassan take the fault for stealing. From the events of Amir’s mischief, Hassan would have left their home, relieving Amir’s guilt. Amir and his father, Baba, flee Afghanistan after the invasion of the Soviets. Moving to California, leaving everything in Kabul, including his relationship with Hassan still in pieces. Years later, Amir receives a phone call from an old friend still in Kabul telling him he can be “good again”. Looking for redemption of his past guilt, he returns Afghanistan, finding himself saving Hassan’s son, Sohrab, who is with the Taliban, and finding forgiveness for all the wrong he had done in his childhood. The novel shows that an act of betrayal can create a deep feeling of…

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