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Who is good and who is bad and who is in the middle amongst the female characters in The Kite Runner?

Among the female characters in The Kite Runner, the good, bad and in the middle characters respectively would be Soraya, Sanaubar and Khanum. Soraya supports Amir's decision to adopt Sohrab even though her father disapproves. Sanaubar abandons her husband and son and is depicted as a selfish temptress, although she achieves redemption when she returns many years later. Khanum is in the middle. She is always nice to Amir, but clearly has ulterior motives.

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To answer the question of who is good and who is bad and who is in the middle among the female characters in The Kite Runner, it is important to keep in mind that most of the characters are multi-dimensional, just as characters in real life are. This means that none are entirely good or bad, and many are in the middle.

However, The Kite Runner is populated by mostly male characters. There are few female characters with much depth. That said, here are examples of female characters that, at various points in the book, are depicted as good, bad and in the middle.

Sanaubar initially is depicted as bad. Sanaubar is...

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