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Kite Runner: A Twisted Friendship

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Kite Runner: A Twisted Friendship

“He was already turning the street corner, his rubber boots kicking up snow. He stopped, turned. He cupped his hands around his mouth. For you a thousand times over, he said. Then he smiled his Hassan smile and disappeared around the corner. The next time I saw him smile unabashedly like that was twenty six years later. In a faded polaroid photograph”. (Hosseini, 52-54)

The Kite Runner was written by Khaled Hosseini whom showed the readers that reality can be altered as time progresses. The book portrayed a variety of relationships and the significance of friendship.Friendship is the one and only relationship that has the ability to survive trouble and tribulations. It contains characteristics such as loyalty, love, respect, trust and having fun. Showing respect equally and maintaining strong relationship and bonding within each other are what friends share with one another. Friends are known for comforting and feeling emotionally safe with each other. Deliberating your thoughts and taking hurtful words into consideration is excluded when it comes to having a friend. A friend will always know you better than you know yourself and assure to be by your side through thick and thin, or through every emotional situation. However, friendships may depend based on cultural, economic, political, social environments, class, ethnicity, gender and age. Overall, friendship really defines being there for someone at the worst phase of life. It is eternal. The author, Khaled Hosseini, incorporates the various relationship stages through various events throughout the text. Hassan and Amir’s relationship throughout the book are similar to an elastic band because it portrays three traits of this unique relationship between Hassan and Amir, which inherits love, trust and betrayal. People come and go, but real ones stay forever, for eternity and beyond. That is what defines perfect relationship.

Hassan and Amir’s relationship throughout the text are similar to an elastic band because it integrates love. Love is defined as sacrificing everything for someone they love, or be emotionally attached or emotionally dependant on the other that avoid is left when the other leaves. “He rubbed his sleep-clogged eyes and stretched. Now? What time is it” “Never mind the time, this story’s special. I wrote it myself, I whispered, hoping not to wake Ali. Hassan’s face brightened.”” Then I have to hear it, he said, already pulling the blanket off him.”(Hosseini, 36) Hassan helped Amir choose the path of his future career. Amir made fun of him whenever he had the chance. But Hassan never took it to heart and still perceived Amir as his best friend. One day, while reading to Hassan, Amir made up the ending of the story and Hassan loved it. He once woke up late night to listen to Amir’s story. Hassan supported and encouraged Amir’s talents and to write more which


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