The Perils Of Theft Analysis

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If someone stole a pencil from a store, no one would think twice about it, but if someone’s life was stolen, then it would engross people’s attention. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, a boy named Amir discovers the aspects of life as he grows up with his father, Baba. During a discussion between the two, Baba tells Amir that the worst sin in the world is theft and that all other crimes are variations of theft. In “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel, he argues that being indifferent is the worst sin that exists because he thinks that to be abandoned is worse than being punished. Although indifference makes people feel like they do not exist, theft is the greater sin because it is connected throughout all ways of life, because some crimes like killing and lying would be considered as theft. Murder is the most harmful form of theft because it ends the life of another human being. When Amir and his father are discussing theft, Baba tells Amir, “‘When you kill a man, you steal a life … You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father’”(Hosseini 18). This demonstrates murder is theft because it explains how stealing a life leads to other stolen things, such as family and friends. If one loses family or friends, they become depressed, which in turn, changes…show more content…
By killing someone, many things are stolen like a life, a family member, and a friend and by lying, the truth is stolen which could cause injustice within society. Indifference, however, will cause loneliness which can be fixed by finding some friends in society, but with the wrong type of friends, it could make the situation worse. Theft is so great, that it should not exist and to prevent it, one must be truthful, respectful, and
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