Acts of Betrayal in Hosseini's The Kite Runner Essay

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The Kite Runner Nobody can believe that the innocent activity of kite flying could ever lead to betrayal and eventually redemption yet, in the novel The Kite Runner, Hosseini manages to mend one man’s path through betrayal and ultimately to his redemption. Throughout this novel you will see many acts of betrayal between enemies, loved ones and strangers. When you do something wrong and you know you shouldn't have done it you feel guilty, right ? Well so does Amir, at least his own kind of guilt. Amir watched Hassan get raped and did nothing to stop it. The summer following Hassans painful misfortune, Amir and Hassan spend less and less time together they don’t play outside as much they had before, so when Amir asked Hassan,…show more content…
Baba inadequately proclaims himself a hypocrite when he speaks to Amir about his own morals. How everything is related to theft/stealing. he said "when you cheat, " you steal the right to fairness. (18) Yet, Baba committed adultery with Ali's own wife! Baba had committed the very same action he had told Amir was a sin. However their relationship could never work for the social interactions between Hazaras and Pashtuns were seen as disgraceful and inappropriate. Imagine waking up one day to find your mom is nowhere to be found. Imagine how you would feel after so many years, so many memories. well that is how Hassan felt but in his case he had no memories to fall back on, five short days after he was born she just packs her things and leaves, leaves a young child to wonder throughout his life why would a mother would want to leave her baby. Sanaubar refuses to even touch her baby and then one day she just walks up to Baba’s home and acts like nothing happened. Rahim Khan welcomes her along with Hassan and his wife Farzana. Sanaubar, who was once a great beauty was now a ghastly looking women. “Toothless with stringy grey hair and sores on her arm and cuts this way and that. one went from cheekbone to hairline and it had not spared her left eye on the way, it was grotesque.” (209) Sanaubar returns to take a last look at Hassan a chance she took to try to redeem her awful sin to have an affair and then just
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