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The Kite Runner Betrayal Analysis

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Being betrayed is a tough concept to grasp, but it is even harder to deal with when it is your best friend. At first glance, Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, may appear to be a story about an innocent kite fighting tournament, but it is actually a heart wrenching tale of two best friends and their doomed friendship. Hosseini’s depiction of Amir’s betrayal of Hassan and their journey through their struggles, has readers intrigued until the end. In order to understand how tragic Amir’s act of betrayal was, it is important to see how close the two boys were. Hassan may have been a servant, but he was also Amir’s friend, and although he didn’t know it at the time, he was family. Hassan never denied Amir anything and never told on him. Hassan could have easily told Ali that it was Amir’s idea to shine mirrors when they got in trouble, but he did not; little did he know that Amir would eventually tell on him for something that he never did. Hassan loved Amir, and Amir loved him although he never outwardly showed it around the neighborhood kids. Devoted may be an understatement when talking about Hassan’s loyalty to Amir. When his first word was “Amir” it became obvious that Hassan would look up to Amir. Amir’s father, Baba, was a tough man to please and Amir wanted nothing more than to earn his satisfaction by winning the kite fighting tournament. Kite fighting was a tradition and of course, Hassan was right by Amir’s side. With the dynamic duo of Amir and Hassan, it was almost
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