Standing For Your Beliefs In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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Standing For Your Beliefs A true friendship is a mutual bond between two people, whom bring out the best in you. In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir has always had a difficult time accepting Hassan. Amir cared too much about what others thought of him, which led him to lose a friend. Amir realizes that his actions were wrong, but by then it was already too late. This led him on the road of redemption. Hassan always stayed loyal to Amir, no matter how Amir treated him. Amir and Hassan did not have a true friendship because Amir cared too much about the social classes, he did not return the loyalty that Hassan was giving him, and he took advantage of Hassan, which then causes Amir to try to make amends. Throughout the novel, …show more content…

He has never told Amir ‘no’. “...but if I asked, really asked, he wouldn’t deny me. Hassan never denied me anything” (Hosseini 3-4). Hassan never tattled on Amir; he always took the blame for him, not caring what the cost would be. Hassan shows the love and commitment he has for Amir. “For you a thousand times over!” (Hosseini 67). Hassan promised Amir that he would run the blue kite for him ‘a thousand times over’ because he won the kite tournament. He stayed loyal throughout and flew the kite into the night. That winter was when everything changed and Amir was determined to get rid of Hassan. Amir’s young-childish self could not admit and face the consequences, which led to Hassan and Ali’s departure. “My heart sank and I almost blurted out the truth. Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me” (Hosseini 105). Hassan confessed to stealing Amir’s gift from Baba, as his last act of loyalty. He knew that Amir was trying to get rid of him, so he made it easier. Hassan’s loyalty lies within Amir and has been seen throughout the book in many different …show more content…

Baba’s words rung in his head because he wasn’t able to stand up for Hassan in that alley like how he should have. His actions got Hassan raped because no one was there to save him. He knew that Hassan or Baba would have no hesitated, but would have took action. Amir thought everything would be fine because no one knew, but Hassan did, and soon Ali did as well. Amir kept trying to push Hassan away and framing him for things that he didn’t do. Hassan still took the blame, but in the end, him and Ali moved out of Baba and Amir’s home. “Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” (Hosseini 1) The day of the kite tournament in 1975, forever haunted Amir. This led him to redeem himself to become the man Baba always wanted him to be and to become the friend that Hassan should have

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