Symbolism In The Kite Runner

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The kite is the most significant symbol in The Kite Runner. It symbolizes happiness and a way to connect to Baba for Amir before Hassan’s rape. After that event the kite only reminds Amir of his betrayal of Hassan. The next time the kite comes up in the novel is in the final chapter and the kite no longer symbolizes Amir’s betrayal. Instead it symbolizes the way he is able to connect with Sohrab, Hassan’s