The Theme Of Loyalty In 'The Kite Runner'

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Someone once said, “Loyalty isn’t grey. It’s black and white. You’re either completely loyal, or not loyal at all. And people have to understand this. You can’t be loyal only when it serves you.” In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini expresses a main idea about loyalty. Throughout the story, the author shows us that a way to be good is to be loyal to family and friends. First of all, because Hassan showed his loyalties lay with Amir, he shows he is honorable. For example, when Hassan and Amir were confronted by Assef and his friends, Hassan protected Amir by threatening Assef with his slingshot. Then Assef backed off and ran away. Also, Hassan showed how loyal he is to Amir when he ran the kite for Amir. Hassan was the confronted…show more content…
For example, he shows us he is loyal to Hassan when he decides to go rescue Hassan’s son in a very dangerous country. Since he does it even though he knows it is a dangerous mission, he shows he will do anything to show he is actually loyal to Hassan after he betrayed him all those years ago. In addition to that, he shows he is loyal to Soraya when he comes clean and tells her everything. He explains, “Then I did what I hadn’t done in fifteen years of marriage: I told my wife everything. Everything. I had pictured this moment so many times, dreaded it, but as I spoke, I felt something lifting off my chest,” (325). This shows how loyal he is to her now because he can and will tell her anything. Also, he shows he is loyal to Sohrab at the end of the book when he runs the kite for him. As he runs away to catch it, he yells “For you a thousand times over,”(371). Amir shows he is loyal through these things, and we know this because of how he changed and how he shows his loyalties different. In conclusion, the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini shows you if you want to be good, you should be loyal to people you are close to. After reading this, my personal opinion is that this shows loyalty is black and white because of how Amir changed and became loyal to people he cares about. Do you think loyalty is black and white, or
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