Pomegranate Tree Symbolism

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You would never expect your lifelong best friend to be the one to betray you at your lowest point. However, at any given moment, that kind of bond can break in an instant through betrayal; you give someone your trust, and they take it for granted. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the character Amir commits one of the most unforgivable acts of betrayal against his best friend Hassan by staying as an inactive bystander through a sexual assault. Throughout the book, the author perfectly captures Amir’s betrayal through the symbolism of the pomegranate tree, the corduroy pants, and the lamb. The pomegranate tree symbolizes Amir and Hassan’s friendship, which slowly wears down because of betrayal. It introduces first when Amir
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