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Theme Of Betrayal In The Kite Runner

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To maintain a healthy relationship, trust must be built between people. However, actions can change the course of that relationship based on one decision. Throughout the novel, the readers get a glimpse of how choices the characters make can change the outcome of their lives. Throughout The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini uses the theme of betrayal to demonstrate the domino effect it can have on relationships. Everything that happened in the novel started with Baba and the decisions he made a long time ago. Ali was Baba's servant, forcing them to grow up together. Although the two were forced to get to know each other, they would end up becoming great friends. However, Baba ended up committing adultery with Ali’s wife,…show more content…
Your father, like you, was a tortured soul, Amir jan. (301) If Baba did not keep his sinful act a secret, it could have possibly changed some of Amir’s actions and the outcome of Hassan’s life. Rahim Khan also plays a role in the outcome of The Kite Runner. Rahim Khan knew about Baba’s incident and keep it a secret for Baba’s sake, but ended up hurting others in the long run. Rahim was not happy with the fact that he had to keep it a secret, but he was doing it to protect Baba’s name, I am ashamed for the lies we told you all those years. You were right to be angry in Peshawar. You had a right to know. So did Hassan. I know it doesn’t absolve anything, but the Kabul we lived in in those days was a strange world, one in which some things mattered more than the truth. (301) Rahim Khan knew that if people knew the truth behind Hassan’s birth, it could cause more harm than good. While living with this secret, Rahim knew that Baba did everything he could to try and make up for the guilt he had, I loved him because he was my friend, but also because he was a good man, maybe even a great man. And this is what I want you to understand, that good, real good, was born out of your father’s remorse. Sometimes, I think everything he did, feeding the poor on the streets, building the orphanage, giving money to friends in need, it was all his way of redeeming himself. And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when
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