Loyalty, Betrayal, And Redemption In The Kite Runner

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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. It shows how Amir is conceded and only lives for himself, but Hassan is loyal to those are important to him. While Edmund believes he…show more content…
Shakespeare’s motif of betrayal is not about the agony which occurs in most plays, but the misfortune that results to a good ending, and a change in the character for the better. Gloucester’s temper is quite similar to King Lear’s. Jumping to conscious portrays his unconscious, out look to Edmund. Gloucester states, “O villain, villain! His very opinion in the letter! Abominable villain! Unnatural, detested, brutish villain! Worse than brutish! Go, sirrah, seek him. I’ll apprehend him. Abominable villain! (1.2.75-78)”. This shows how Gloucester’s rashness is very like King Lear’s. They both fail to analyze evidence properly, and both rush to conclusion. They both against the nature of villain, comparatively Lear called Cordelia as a wretch. He had made this statement because she failed to acknowledge nature, as her. Edgar believes Edgar can be easily taken advantage of, and can be manipulative with ease. Edmund states, “I have told you what I have seen and heard; but faintly, nothing like the image and horror of it. Pray you. Away!” (1.2.168-170).Therefore, since Edmund is alone upon the advantage to plot his plan. He stages forward to confide the audience. He analyzes amongst himself of his father, and his bother Edgar. Edmund’s knows his father is gullible, and Edgar is naïve. Therefore, we knows it is easy to take action, and successes in his plan. Edmund enters with a letter and states, “Stand in the plague of custom, and permit the curiosity of nations to deprive me” (1.2.3-4). Edmund’s resentment is also about his being regarded as inferior, as illegitimate. He regards his body and mind to be as good Edgar’s. Edmund is revealing his anger and hatred of the way he is treated and others like him are treated. He is angered by the fact that he is a bastard child and unlike his brother Edgar, will not receive his father's wealth. His hidden anger and hatred toward his father and brother allows him to

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