Good Vs. Evil In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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The battle between good and evil is a struggle humans are faced with every day. Just like in the real world, characters are also faced with the hard decisions of life. Some of the numerous battles the characters face in the fictional world are good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and the choice to do act or not to act. In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the reader sees the copious struggles that many of the characters face as they meandered through their life, but once self interest became one of the driving forces for the boys the idea of good was no longer a thought that crossed their mind, causing the boys to make irrational choices even when innocent people were their causalities.
Amir was a boy who struggled to find his footing
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He stood up to people that tried to tell him otherwise. He used his strength and cruelty as a way to make people compliant, " He led them toward us, like he had brought them here. Like he was the parent, and they his children" (95). Assef was insecure about who he was, so he needed to scare people into liking him. He then used their fear as a way to get them to do acts that they might now have normally done. although his friends did not want to rape Hassan, they went along with it because they were to scared to stand up to Assef. As time progressed Assef 's character only changed into a more sinister character, bullying people into liking him all the way to the end of the book.
Even though these two boys differed a lot in their character one of the similarities that they shared was that they both loved Soharb.
At first Amir was selfish in his wanting of Soharb. He did not care for the boy but rather saw him as a way to forgive himself for what he did to Hassan. Once Amir was able to get the relief he needed for all the grief he had been keeping, he was finally able to see the boy for what he truly was. He was a "way to be good again" (226). Soharb was a way for him to redeem his
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