The Kite Runner Betrayal Quotes Analysis

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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
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No matter how many decades go by, you can never be redeemed unless you prove to yourself that you need to rid yourself of selfishness and think about how you treated your victim. Like Isaac Singer said, “if you you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself,” which can lead you to not only redeem the victim’s thoughts of you, but most important, your own

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