Cautiousness And Consequences In Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime, Amir.” This quote, from the book, The Kite Runner, speaks of the theme of cautiousness and consequences. Although it is purely fictional, the story is strikingly realistic in that the critical decisions that the characters make are instances that could happen to anyone. The story itself is propelled by the aftermath of the winter of 1975. But Amir is not the only character who lives with regret. Throughout the novel, Hosseini stresses the implications of every choice one makes. Each character must overcome the consequences of his/her decision; this was easy for some, but not for others.
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By sleeping with a Hazara woman, he also disgraced his family name and personal reputation. Of course, the truth remained undisclosed. Had Baba’s secret ever been revealed, the results would have been catastrophic. To the rest of the Afghan community, he was a saint. Countless people put him on a pedestal for his charity and kindness. Even though he was a philanthropic person, like any human, he made mistakes. Because Baba wanted to live the best of both worlds, the only option was to watch over his son from a distance. By doing this, he lives hypocritically by stealing his family’s right to the truth and Hassan’s right to his true father. Unfortunately, the apple does not far fall from the tree. Amir follows many of the mistakes that Baba …show more content…
Although Hassan was loyal enough to forgive him eventually, Amir struggled with forgiving himself for the rest of his life. He kept falling into the same hole. When he could not stand up for his actions, he pushed them away by framing Hassan for stealing his money and then forcing him to leave the home where he had lived his entire life. That day, Amir let down nearly everyone who was close to him. Ali and Hassan were dumped on the street, and Baba was in tears at the thought of losing his lifelong friend and his son. Perhaps Amir betraying Hassan the first time allowed him to continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Even later in life, Amir hurt Sohrab by planning to send him back to the orphanage. In a single sentence, Sohrab lost all faith in Amir and hope for a brighter future than his troubled past. Even by the end of the book, Sohrab could only barely muster a

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