Definition Essay On Betrayal

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A Bloody Betrayal

Betrayal, as defined by The American Heritage Dictionary means “To be false, disloyal, deceitful, or to lead astray.” People have betrayed others since the beginning of humanity. Commonly, the act of betrayal is learned at an early age. For instance, when someone acts kindly to another person and then says nasty things behind their back, or “backstabbing” as some people would call it. Betrayal also takes many other forms, whether it be through spreading rumors, a man or woman cheating on their significant other, or someone blatantly lying to another person. A person can even betray their own selves if they let a wrongdoing fester for a long enough time without redeeming themselves of their acts. Jealousy is one cause that may make a person betray someone, but cowardice can also be a strong cause that would lead someone to betray another person, because the fear of someone a person loves being strongly upset with them can get in the way of treating another person properly. In Khaled Hosseini’s “The …show more content…

He ended up waiting twenty six years, and was only motivated to go back to Afghanistan when Rahim Khan called him and said “There is a way to be good again” (Hosseini 2). If Rahim Khan never called Amir, he would have never gone back to Afghanistan, nor try to redeem himself of his acts. He may have gone his whole life being haunted by his past, and he would never be able to look at himself and say that he’s a good person, but in the end, it would have been the easier option. Amir got a wake up call when he went back to Afghanistan and it made him wonder if it was worth it. He began to realize how privileged his childhood years were and even said “I feel like a tourist in my own country” (Hosseini 231). Amir could have simply distracted himself from his guilt just by living in the United States, because moving initially helped him shove his past behind him, and he was able to start

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