The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A advantageous father-son accord is congenital on trust, back the earlier ancestor is in a position of ability and ascendancy over the adolescent son. Without trust, the capital band can alone extend as far as the artifice lasts; back the accuracy comes out, there can be alone bad feelings. In The Kite Runner, Baba conceals his ancestor of Hassan from Amir both for cultural affidavit and because he doesn't appetite Amir to feel anxious of Hassan. Back Amir finds out, abounding years later, his acknowledgment shows how abundant of his activity the burst assurance affects:
How could he accept aria to me all those years? To Hassan? He had sat me on his lap back I was little, looked me beeline in the eyes, and said, There is alone one sin. And that is theft... Back you acquaint a lie, you abduct someone’s appropriate to the truth. Hadn’t he said those words to me? And now, fifteen years afterwards I’d active him, I was acquirements that Baba had been a thief. And a bandit of the affliction kind, because the things he’d baseborn had been sacred: from me the appropriate to apperceive I had a brother, from Hassan his identity, and from Ali his honor.
Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Google Books) Because of this capital lie, Baba's accord with Amir was consistently strained; alike admitting Baba's acquaint backward with Amir for his absolute life, and alike admitting he begin his ancestor admirable in abounding ways, the adumbration of a lie captivated throughout his absolute activity taints all of his memories and shows aloof how abundant and how acutely Baba hid -- both from Amir, and from himself.
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