The Kite Runner

In one full thematic sentence how would you describe the theme of betrayal as it relates to the novel?

Also, describe how the theme is illuminated through story elements such as characterization, setting, point of view, plot, tone, imagery ect.

What does Khaled Hosseini say about the human condition through this theme?

Asked by
Last updated by jenna e #249969
Answers 2
Add Yours

This is a bit too much for this kind of site. I'll give you a start on betrayal but you will have to do a little work on the rest,

The plot of The Kite Runner revolves around the protagonist's betrayal of his best friend. In a way, this betrayal drives the rest of the book and perhaps everything that precedes it. In his pre-betrayal and post-betrayal chapters, Hosseini asks some important questions. For example, do you betray someone without warning, or do small betrayals lead up to a larger one? Can you redeem yourself after you've betrayed a friend? If your father betrayed his friend are you doomed to repeat the same mistake? Can you redeem your sins and your father's at the same time? Or does redemption work like a coupon – only one per customer?


Thank you, but the question I was most looking for the answer to was how to describe betrayal in one full thematic sentence. I have read the book, and watched the film so am familiar with the plot, just not sure how to describe betrayal properly in only 1 sentance....