The Perceptions Of Betrayal : The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

1055 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
The Perceptions of Betrayal: Have you ever had a best friend who completely talked about you and dissed you behind your back? If you have, then this feeling can be heart-crushing, soul-popping even. It may take a lot for you to trust and build your relationship back up again with this person. A lot of time may be required for this to happen, as time can be known to heal wounds. Although, sometimes not even two and a half decades of time is enough to heal a friendship. The American number one New York Times bestseller, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, is an enthralling book that gives a perfect example of this throughout the whole story. The main character, Amir, purposefully betrays his best friend, (really his half-brother, but he doesn’t know that at the time), Hassan by standing and watching him get sexually abused. The prompt states that a betrayal of a character in a book that was read in class needs to be analyzed and shown how it affects the entirety of the novel. Because of this, The Kite Runner is the book that most accurately exemplifies betrayal and its consequences on people, and its contribution to the piece of literary work as a whole. Now, the betrayal and its effects will be analyzed more in-depth, starting with the betrayal itself, which is a vital part of the book. In The Kite Runner, Hassan got raped by Assef, a neighborhood bully, and Amir watched this happen, but did not intervene. “Assef knelt behind Hassan, put his hands on Hassan’s hips and…

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