A Story of Betrayal In many books in literature, betrayal among the characters generates conflicts, emotional burdens, and other consequences in the story. In, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the notion of betrayal occurs repeatedly throughout the whole story between the main characters. In this story, the rise of betrayal affects the events and actions that come to light in between the plots and characters. This leads to some major twists and turnouts in the story.
The act of holding onto guilt can stay with a person long after they are forgiven and forgotten. The guilt can stay inside, eating at them for years long after those who they have harmed have forgiven them. Their reattribution on a personal level takes longer, if at ever they can move on. The theme of guilt and atonement can be seen throughout the books “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, and “The Dew Breaker” by Edwidge Danticat. Through all of the books, the guilt holds the characters back in their lives, creating divisions in their relationships with their loved ones and families.
Thesis: In the novel The Kite Runner, the author explores the conflict between redemption and guilt, showing that people who are burdened with guilt will only feel free if they make up for their actions. The Kite Runner Ever since an event that occurred when he was twelve, Amir has been feeling guilty and remorseful.
“The Kite Runner" tells a heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his father 's servant. Amir is Sunni; Hassan is Shi 'a. One is born to a privileged class; the other to a loathed minority. One to a father of enormous presence; the other to a crippled man. One is a voracious reader; the other illiterate. This unusually eloquent story is also about the fragile relationship fathers and sons, humans and their gods, men and their countries.
The strong feeling of support, to deliver to an enemy by treachery, and to reconcile past decision of constant mistakes, are some factors the novel revolves around. In “The Kite Runner”, by Khaled Hosseini and “King Lear” by William Shakespeare’s both novels portray themes like loyalty, betrayal, and redemption to reinforce his key themes of various factors. Firstly, Hassan stays loyal to Amir, by defending him from his mistakes. Likewise, Gloucester remains loyal to Lear although he know he will get into trouble. Moreover, Amir`s being the socially privileged gives him a selfish life he lives for himself.
A controversial issue in this book is rape. Amir witnesses Hassan being raped and does not do anything to prevent it. When Amir and Baba are fleeing Kabul, Baba stops the rape of a woman in the truck with them while Amir sits back begging him to be quiet. Amir does not agree with rape, but he does not know how to stand up for himself or other people which is why he remains silent.
In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the theme of shame is shown through the character of Amir, and through the culture of Kabul. Amir represents shame in his recognition of his actions. While his actions during Hassan’s rape were cowardly enough, he realizes that he should have done something, or at least tell someone. In not doing either, Amir acknowledges what he was supposed to do, and ignores it, berating himself all the while for what he knows he ought to have done.
Does ethnicity really matter? How important is ethnicity when regarding brotherhood? No doubt, there is an imaginary line dividing Afghan society, how do Amir and Hassan show these divisions and how does this affect their lives? What perspective is “The Kite Runner” written in, American or Afghan and why?
“Sad stories make good books”, a continuously disheartening tale, the novel ‘The Kite Runner’ truly embodies this idea. Following the life of a young Afghani boy Amir, the reader is spared no details of what it is truly like to be raised in a country full of religious inequality and political warfare. Although sad, this novel is a very good read and portrays some very relevant and striking messages. One idea in this novel that I found interesting was the message around an individual’s guilt and redemption. Through the ongoing guilt felt by the character
Depending on the situation, betrayal over all is when a person has two personalities / two face. *Betrayal is when one person disrespects and acts different toward another person which resolves into complications within their friendship. *Another act of betrayal is when a person unfriends another person but that other person is not fully aware so they think they have a wonderful friendship but in reality that person never was their friend. According to Dictionary. com, betrayal is defined as to deliver or expose to an enemy by disloyalty.