Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's ' The Kite Runner '

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Adrian Zialcita Mrs. Sheffield English 1A 10/30/15 All for One and None for All According to Merriam Webster, being selfish is “to have or show concern for only yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people.” In Khaled Hosseini’s book, The Kite Runner, the character Amir goes through numerous hardships throughout the story. To overcome those challenges, he performs acts that directly caused harm to the other characters in the book. Most of the time, the struggles that Amir passes are due to the sacrifices others have done for him. In scenarios such as running away from danger and pinning the blame on his best friend, Amir had only thought for himself. There are times when he knows that what he is doing is wrong, but unfortunately, he still goes through with it because the benefits for him outweigh the negatives. While Amir may have had justification for his actions, it does not change the fact that he is a selfish person who had betrayed others for his own benefit. When Amir is first introduced to the reader, he appears to have an issue related to his past. This is seen when he mentions that “the past claws its way out ” (1) and that he can not get away from his actions. The reader is then shown Amir’s childhood, and what he has done had made him into what he is today. It is then made clear that everything he did in his past was for his own sake. Every single decision he made as a child was to better himself. He had only thought about what he had wanted
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