How is evil manifested in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini?

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Evil is manifested in the wicked motives of certain characters who selfishly take advantage of others and harm them both directly and indirectly. For example, Amir demonstrates his capacity for evil by refusing to help Hassan in a time of need and falsely blaming him for stealing his birthday gifts. Evil is also manifested in Amir's feelings of jealousy and resentment towards Hassan, which motivate him to trick and tease Hassan for amusement. Baba's capacity for evil is also displayed as he refuses to acknowledge his illegitimate son and dismisses Amir on an everyday basis. Evil is also manifested in Baba's decision to have an affair with Ali's wife and his refusal to acknowledge that Ali is his best friend. Assef embodies evil by sexually molesting Hassan and Sohrab, as well as harming innocent Afghans while he carries out his duties as a Taliban official.

Evil is also manifested in the oppressive regimes that rule Afghanistan and are responsible for endless violence and social instability. Both the Soviet Union and the Taliban are depicted as evil entities which cause havoc in the streets of Kabul, sanction violence, and ruin families.

Evil is also manifested in the way that certain characters are discriminated against in their respective societies. The traditional Afghanistan social standards that oppress Hazaras are portrayed as evil. The way that local Pashtuns ridicule Ali and Sanaubar is also depicted as evil, as well as Soraya's family's view of Sohrab.

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This is a good question. Evil is manifested in several areas. Let me give you a few examples. 

First, the most obvious place where evil is found is in the Taliban. They are portrayed as heartless, brutal, and unprincipled. They basically run the nation. The Solviet Union is also portrayed as evil as well. 

Second, we also see evil in more subtle ways. When Amir is not able to match up to the courage and loyalty of Hassan, he treats him poorly, especially after this rape. This, too, is an manifestation of evil as well. 

Third, we are also able to see evil when Baba moves to America. He is not treated with the dignity of his position in his home country, and he has a very difficult time adjusting to American life. 

In the end, of course, there is redemption for Amir, which makes the novel end on a note of hope.

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