The Kite Runner Betrayal Essay

954 Words Sep 29th, 2013 4 Pages
In “The Kite Runner,” Amir and Baba both betray the servants most loyal to them. Hassan and Ali both do everything in their power to please their masters and remain loyal to them. Hassan and Ali differ from their masters in numerous ways but both pairs have similar differences. The master servant relationship between Baba, Ali and Amir, Hassan both differ in the characters’ attitudes, relationships, loyalty and courage.
Although Baba and Ali grew up together, they grow to be very distinct people. Baba is a respected Afghan businessman who constantly gives to the community. Baba also stood up for himself and others when he felt that something was unjustified. Ali on the other hand is very reserved and doesn’t do anything when people make
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Amir does what he can to keep Sohrab from staying in an orphanage in Pakistan and he does everything in his power to adopt him. The relationships between Baba and Ali are very different compared to the relationship between Amir and Hassan. Baba’s relationship with Ali is much better because Baba cares about Ali and never insults him or treats him as though he were only a servant. Baba never wanted to get rid of Ali and he considered him a brother. Amir was afraid to admit that Hassan was his friend and was always making fun of Hassan when he didn’t understand things. Amir would even get annoyed when Hassan seemed smarter than him. Unlike Amir, Baba never thought of Ali as a stupid Hazzara but Amir would always think he was better than Hassan because of him being a Hazzara. Baba has a genuine friendship with Ali and appreciates him while Amir takes Hassan’s loyalty and friendship for granted. In the end the betrayal of Baba and Amir could have been evaded. If Baba had told Amir that Hassan was his brother Amir might have done something to help Hassan when he was getting hurt. If people knew that Baba was Hassan’s father no one would have hurt him because of how intimidating Baba was. The betrayal of both characters was due to the flaws in their character not because of the master/servant relationship. It’s Amir’s cowardice and Baba’s egocentric nature that caused them to betray the people that cared about them the most. The choices each character made

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