Symbolism In The Kite Runner

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No one is able to be pure saint or evil. Though, as noticed, people can be identified as one or the other based upon their actions. For example, in the book, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, a servant boy named Hassan would be seen as more saint than anything. Never doing wrong, and lives to help others. Whereas the antagonist, Assef, is portrayed as evil in its very form. Hurting innocents, raping children, and killing many for his own benefits. As most will find, some cannot be categorized as either. Yet, there is a particular character that goes by the name of Zaman. He has much good in him, yet his cowardice and disloyalty brings down his intentions. His role is played as an orphanage director for the kids of the now war-affected Kabul. The one whom Amir and Farid go to for the whereabouts of Sohrab, Hassan's son. Without him, the findings of the child would be at a halt. The wrong within him is easily noticed and impossible to ignore. He tells Amir and Farid, when they were asking for the kid, that a man comes by every once and awhile to take a child in exchange for money. “...not a lot, but better than nothing at all,” he says, talking of the money. “Usually he’ll take a girl. But not always,” (Hosseini 256). What kind of sick person would sell children to a man whom he knows would do no good with them? He also mentions that he doesn't know what happens to them while saying that sometimes they'll come back. In the end, he's selling children to
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