Loyalty throughout the Kite Runner
Right before he goes to run the blue kite, Hassan says to Amir, “For you a thousand times over!” (Hosseini 67). This is one of the most significant quotes in the novel, The Kite Runner by the number one New York Times bestselling author Khaled Hosseini. This quote means to do anything, no matter what deed or task, however many times for a person. A common phrase exchanged between loyal friends or partners. Speaking of loyalty, this is one of the main themes present within The Kite Runner. Quite frequently and especially in this novel, loyalty often comes with the reality of (ADD MORE) In the novel, The Kite Runner by author Khaled Hosseini, the theme of loyalty is present throughout the book and especially through three characters, Hassan, Rahim Khan and Amir.
Loyalty is one of the many themes of this novel that is present throughout the entire book. Sometimes the characters had to learn what loyalty is and how to be loyal but there are other characters that are born with that instinct of loyalty. Also a lot of the times, the loyalty between Hassan and Amir can be explained through a Marxist lens. An example of this sort of character is Hassan. Hassan exemplified loyalty to all characters, especially to his friend and brother Amir in many ways. One example is when Hassan agrees to the theft of Amir’s new watch and a wad of Baba’s money. Amir narrates, “Baba came right out and asked. ‘Did you steal that money? Did you steal Amir’s watch Hassan?’ Hassan’s reply was a single word… ‘Yes. ’I flinched like I’d been slapped.” (Hosseini 105) Here, Baba asks Hassan if he stole the missing items. Despite knowing that it was Amir who framed him, Hassan still remained loyal to Amir and accepted the accu...
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...ng to find out where Taliban has taken his nephew. Amir remembers the three young starving sons of Wahid, a man whose home he had been in earlier, and realized that Afghanistan is not a safe place for Sohrab. Amir is finally aware of one thing, Hassan has always been there to protect Amir like a loyal friend and brother would and now Amir knows that it is his turn to return that loyalty to Hassan by protecting Hassan’s flesh and blood. A second example of Amir’s loyalty to Hassan near the ending of the book is during Amir’s confrontation with General Sahib and the dinner table after Sohrab is safe in America with him. Amir proclaims to General Sahib, “…That boy sleeping on the couch is Hassan’s. He is my nephew. That’s what you tell people when they ask… You will never again refer to him as a ‘Hazara boy’ in my presence. He has a name and it’s Sohrab” (Hosseini 361
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