Theme Of Betrayal In The Kite Runner

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Terry Goodkind, an American writer, once said “Only those you trust can betray you”. We see this in The Kite Runner as Amir ends up letting down those who trust him with acts of betrayal. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini argues that pashtunwali sees betrayal as something that is unacceptable, which prevents Amir from realizing the damage he has caused. Despite Amir being surrounded by those who show him loyalty, he has failed to live up. After realizing the damage he has caused, Amir then looks for redemption and reduces the amount of guilt he has. Amir is expected to live up to this standard of morality and has shown more acts of betrayal in his life despite being surrounded by acts of loyalty. Body Paragraph 1 Arguable Topic Sentence that re-argues the thesis more specifically. Topic sentence 1: Throughout the book Amir has been influenced by many acts of betrayal around his community which led him to betray the ones he cares about without noticing. Context and lead in for quote number one: Amir has had many acts of betrayal, but before that he has a choice to help out Hassan like he has done for Amir or let it go. Quote number 1:“I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide who I was going to be. I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan...and accept whatever happened to me. Or I could run. In the end, I ran”(77). Commentary that explores deeper meaning from words/phrases from the quote: In this passage, the phrase “I ran”
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