Essay On Relationships In The Kite Runner

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Relationships: Dysfunctional and Unstable

Relationships are a fundamental part of life. Those we interact with and surround ourselves with that bring joy to our lives. Sometimes relationships encounter obstacles which make you question the connections you have with others. In the novel The Kite Runner, the protagonist, Amir, learns that relationships do not always have a positive effect on himself and others. Hosseini demonstrates that relationships can be broken due to betrayal and mistrust through Amir’s interaction with Hassan, Baba and Sohrab.

First Hosseini shows the effect betrayal has on Amir and Hassan’s relationship. The bond Hassan and Amir formed as kids drastically changes on the day Hassan ran the last kite of the tournament.
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When Sohrab and Amir first met it took some time before Sohrab felt comfortable with Amir, considering they had never spent time together. Sohrab had only ever heard stories about Amir through his father Hassan. After the passing of both of Sohrab’s parents, Amir promised he would not put Sohrab in another orphanage, but he broke that promise and Sohrab attempted suicide. After this incident Amir tried to warm up to him again but recalled his actions, “I dropped my hand, remembering ruefully how in the last couple of days before I’d broken my promise to him he had finally become at ease with my touch.” (374). Amir broke his promise with Sohrab ultimately breaking their trust, resulting in Sohrab trying to commit suicide. Despite the fact that the trust between them has been broken, the two of them may repair their relationship, but it will take a lot of effort on Amir’s part to get both of them back on the same page.

Relationships can have a positive or negative effect on you. You can make or break a relationship depending on your actions. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini explores the fallout characters in the novel experienced due to betrayal and mistrust. Overall betrayal and mistrust can have a negative effect and change relationships for worse. If we learn to change our actions, they can affect relationships in a more positive
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