Essay On Kite Runner Betrayal
His joy is vicarious, just like his experience of wealth and privilege while living in Baba's household.
In order to free himself of selfishness and cowardice, Amir must go from being merely a kite fighter-someone who seeks glory-to a kite runner, someone who genuinely does things for others.
When Hosseini paints us a picture of hundreds of kites trying haphazardly and with great determination to cut each other down, he shows us also the warring factions of Afghanistan overthrowing one another.
At the same time kite fighting is violent, the mere act of kite flying is innocent and speaks of freedom.
Just as Hassan makes Amir's breakfast, folds his clothes, and cleans his room, so does he cater to Amir in kite tournaments.
So strong is Hassan's identity as a servant that even as an adult, when Baba is gone, he has no sense of entitlement.
One of these layers involves the class difference between Amir and Hassan, which largely dictates and limits their relationship.
In kite fighting, one boy controls the kite while the other assists by feeding the string.
He could have easily sent Ali to an orphanage after his parents' death, but chose to raise him in his household.
Baba does the same with Hassan, although this is complicated by the fact that Hassan is actually his son.