Essay about Analysis Of The Book ' The Kite Runner '

1523 Words Sep 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
Arthur Miller, author of books and screenplays such as All My Sons once said “Betrayal is the only truth that sticks” says a whole lot. Betrayal can be one of the hardest things to do or to accept. Betrayal hurts everyone involved in it. When a friend betrays you, it does not feel too good, however it does not only affect you. It is very difficult to go through with betraying someone and once it is done, guilt is almost immediately felt. Not only does author Hosseini’s story explore the theme of guilt, but it also tells a life long story about how betrayal can come back to haunt you. In the novel The Kite Runner, author Hosseini tells the story of Amir. He explains that when man betrays a friend, he is compelled to feel guilt and after looking for redemption, relief is felt. Because Amir feels detached from his father and yearns for his affection, Amir betrays his brother and friend, Hassan, by leaving him to be raped in an alley. Amir has been willing to do anything to gain Baba’s affection. He is best friends with Hassan throughout most of his childhood, but in reality he does not accept that they truly are best friends. He looks at Hassan as just his servant and someone to hang out with when he is bored. Immediately after watching Hassan be raped by Assef, Amir starts to consider what he just did and how he could benefit from it. He realizes that “[He] actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason [he] was running, was that Assef was right:…

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