I ran it fairly” (P.77) and later got raped. Despite the consequences that Hassan was going to go through he believed that risking his life to satisfy Amir was worth giving up for than disappointing him. Near the ending of the book, Amir tries to redeem the broken bond between him and Sohrab. Amir used the kite in order to gain redemption, he flew the kite and used it in a battle against a local kid and won with the help of Sohrab. Right after Amir offered to run catch the kite for Sohrab and repeated the same quote that Hassan had said once, “For you, a thousand times over” (P.391).
It is because of this that he betrays Hassan, and says, “He was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (p. 77). Later in life, he regrets this, realizing that love is more important than anything else. Amir gets a chance for redemption when he finds out Hassan has a son, Sohrab. So Amir rescues Sohrab from Assef, adopts him, and takes him back to America. In America, they attend an Afghan party, where a kite fighting competition takes place.
Living the life of a coward and the betrayal of his best friend calls for Amir to redeem himself. However, Amir finds out that no amount of redemption can fully erase his past. In The Kite Runner, it starts out with Amir receiving a phone call from his old friend Rahim Khan. His friend Rahim says, “There is a way to be good again” (2). This implies that Rahim knows of Amir’s shameful past, and that he wants Amir to redeem himself.
Towards the end of the Kite Runner has a lot of of irony, The first example is in chapter seven in the Kite runner and how Amir watches Hassan get rapped he does nothing to help his friend out. HOW DOES AMIR'S "WATCHING" REVEAL IRONY? The second example is near the end of story, when Amir goes back to pakistan and talks to Rahim Khan, Rahim Khan tells Amir all the things his father did not. He finds out that Hassan is his half brother. When Amir was going back to Kabul, he finds Assef the man who rapped His Best friend, He's see Sorhab Hassan child getting rapped too.
“Do you want me to run that kite for you?” Amir was doing anything for Sohrab, he cared so much for this little boy and he finally realized that he had to live for someone else. When Sohrab tried committing suicide, Amir said “Now I was the one under the microscope, the one who had to prove my worthiness”. Sohrab wanted to die, and was not happy that Amir saved him, so he tried everything he could to show Amir would be an amazing father. 4) Amirs spirituality changes over the course of the novel. At the beginning, Baba dismisses religion out of Amir’s life.
Kite Runner- Betrayal And Redemption In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a story of a twelve year old Afghan boy, Amir seeking acceptance and approval from his father by entering a kite-fighting tournament along with his servant and friend, Hassan. On that same day a tragedy tears the two boys apart forever. "The Kite Runner" tells us, through Rahim Khan that, "true redemption is when guilt leads to good again..." Throughout the book there are many characters like Amir and Baba that have committed sins and subsequently attempted to redeem themselves. Amir betrayed Hassan several times in this novel. However, the two most important instances were when he did not help Hassan during the rape and when he framed Hassan for stealing the watch and money.
Kite Runner Study Guide After Amir wins the kite tournament, his loyal companion or servant Hassan runs after the kite that Amir cut down as a trophy, and as he runs away Amir says to him “don’t come back empty handed” and Hassan says “for you a thousand times over”, and that’s when he runs into Assef the racist bully who wants Amir’s trophy kite; when Hassan refuses, Assef rapes him while Amir watches cowardly. At the end, when Amir goes to run the kite for Sohrab he says “for you a thousand times over” which is the same thing Hassan said to Amir. The author chose these frame sequence to show how Amir the person who always ran from the truth and problems, finally owned up to his mistake and returned all the good deeds that Hassan had done for him by doing the same for his son. Amir and Hassan were very close to each other but at the same time Amir always acted like he was better than him, but deep inside I think Amir felt like he was a lot lower than him because his honesty, bravery and loyalty was no match to Hassan’s. Amir also didn’t like Hassan because he overheard his dad talking to Rahim Khan about how Hassan always has to protect Amir when kids pick on him and how Amir never stands up for himself.
Samantha The Kite Runner December 15, 2011 Discussion Question Number 5. After Amir wins the kite tournament, his relationship with Baba undergoes a change. They go from not communicating much to being friends of a sort. When this happens Amir is still unhappy, even though all he wanted was a better relationship with Baba. Baba contributes to Amir’s state of mind and eventually their relationship went back to the way it was before Amir had won the tournament.
Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ is a text that revolves around betrayal and redemption. Redemption is the act of saving or being saved from sin, error, guilt or evil, which the main protagonist Amir seems to be in need of the most. Amir lives most of his life with guilt which stems from an incident that occurred in which he witnesses his friend and servant, Hassan, being raped but does not make an effort to help or comfort him. As Amir does not make an effort to redeem himself for not helping Hassan at the beginning, this guilt builds up inside of him. Amir’s fathers words still echo through his head “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” – page 29.
From Amir's narrative view we see a boy who strives to be something his father can be proud of and a father who is disappointed in his son. Hosseini has made Baba and Amir's relationship rather broken in the beginning of the story; Baba even saying, "If I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I'd never believe he's my son." After the Russians invade and the pair flees to America their relationship changes, from being rifted it becomes two people trying their best to make up for what they didn't have before. They work together at the flea market and Baba lets Amir choose his uni courses. Baba's death is a loss, not only to Amir, "Noting the two inches of empty space between the collar button and Baba’s neck.