The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A wholesome father-son relationship is constructed on belief, for the reason that older father is ready of energy and authority over the youthful son. With out belief, the important bond can solely prolong so far as the dishonesty lasts; when the reality comes out, there may be solely unhealthy emotions. In The Kite Runner, Baba conceals his parentage of Hassan from Amir each for cultural causes and since he does not need Amir to really feel jealous of Hassan. When Amir finds out, a few years later, his response exhibits how a lot of his life the damaged belief impacts: How may he have lied to me all these years? To Hassan? He had sat me on his lap once I was little, seemed me straight within the eyes, and mentioned, There is just one sin. And that's theft... If you inform a lie, you steal somebody’s proper to the reality. Hadn’t he mentioned these phrases to me? And now, fifteen years after I’d buried him, I used to be studying that Baba had been a thief. And a thief of the worst form, as a result of the issues he’d stolen had been sacred: from me the proper to know I had a brother, from Hassan his identification, and from Ali his honor. Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Google Books) Due to this important lie, Baba's relationship with Amir was all the time strained; though Baba's classes stayed with Amir for his whole life, and though he discovered his father admirable in some ways, the revelation of a lie held all through his whole life taints all of his reminiscences and exhibits simply how a lot and the way deeply Baba hid -- each from Amir, and from himself.