The True Value of Loyalty Essay

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“Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness” (Hosseini 184). This quote demonstrates the role switch that encourages Amir to change the disloyal person he was previously into the person he is at the novel's end. Hassan is constantlyys tormented by Amir's meaningless “tests” to prove Hassan's loyalty. Now, it is Amir who has to prove to the world, and also to himself that he is worthy of Hassan's endless sincerity and devotion. Khaled Hosseini does an excellent job of portraying this transformation in his writing. Hosseini's novel, The Kite Runner, illustrates the value of loyalty in the relationships between Hassan and Amir, Sanaubar and Sohrab, and Amir and Baba. First is the relationship between …show more content…
“Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness” (Hosseini 184). This quote demonstrates the role switch that encourages Amir to change the disloyal person he was previously into the person he is at the novel's end. Hassan is constantlyys tormented by Amir's meaningless “tests” to prove Hassan's loyalty. Now, it is Amir who has to prove to the world, and also to himself that he is worthy of Hassan's endless sincerity and devotion. Khaled Hosseini does an excellent job of portraying this transformation in his writing. Hosseini's novel, The Kite Runner, illustrates the value of loyalty in the relationships between Hassan and Amir, Sanaubar and Sohrab, and Amir and Baba. First is the relationship between Hassan and Amir. “Hassan never denied me anything” (4) is one of the novel's quotes best describing Hassan's true personality. There is never a doubt in Amir's mind that Hassan will do the right thing and stand up for him. Amir needs Hassan, but the real question is why does Hassan need Amir? One of Hosseini's most important symbols is the pomegranate tree. As children, the boys etched “Amir and Hassan, the sultans of Kabul” (27) into the tree's bark. The tree is their safe haven; where they can escape the taunting of Assef and the judgements of the townspeople. It is where they can just be themselves without a worry in the world. One of the book's most important quotes is “For you a thousand times over” (67, 371) which Hassan says to Amir,
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