Betrayal and Redemption In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hussein, throughout the story there is so much betrayal and redemption that Baba and Amir live most of their lives in feeling guilty for their betrayal and try to redeem themselves. Even though father and son are so different but then yet they are so much alike. Baba’s and Amir’s actions remind me of a cliché that says “like father like son” or “the apple does not fell far from the three”. 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; and on that same day a tragedy tears the two boys apart forever. "The Kite Runner" tell us, through Rahim Khan that, "true redemption is when guilt leads to be good again..." (page 40).
It causes him to do different things, such as feeding the poor on the streets, building an orphanage, giving money to friends in need. In this way, Baba tried to redeem himself; to seek forgiveness (302). Baba’s guilt caused him to do these good deeds in an attempt to get rid of his guilt. The one thing that Baba never tried, was to redeem himself to Ali and Hassan. In fact, Baba treats Hassan differently from Amir.
Redemption in the Kite Runner. Throughout “The Kite Runner” Amir is portrayed as a boy who is always trying to make up or redeem himself for the mistakes he couldn’t control, or made. By Amir winning the tournament he tries to redeem himself since he believes he caused his mother’s death, but by redeeming himself for that he witnessed the mistake for not standing up for Hassan. After winning the tournament with the help of Hassan he redeems himself for his father. Amir is weak in Baba’s eyes, and thinks everything his son does is incorrect.
Additionally, he needs to take the beating he should have taken in 1975 before he is able to feel “better”. As part of his redemption to Hassan, he adopts Sohrab as his child atoning both for his and his father’s mistakes and putting Hassan’s blood back to his rightful place in the family. Alternatively, Baba never truly atones, preferring to run away from his sins then to face them. Although it is suggested, that Baba building the orphanage is a symbolic representation of his attempt to repent for his sins, he never finishes this as he leaves, allowing his orphanage to be destroyed, and Afghanistan itself destroyed. Kite runner shows the equally damaging actions of both Amir and Baba, towards their loved ones and society.
Amir obviously knows that Hassan will in fact do anything for him so he takes him for granted and eventually betrays the boy during the early years of their childhood. Amir knows that even when he was nothing but a ten year old boy, he constantly convinces that all the good he has done is his work when it is actually Hassan. As Amir gets older, he tends to realize all the bad that he’s done to Hassan when he has been nothing but a good friend to him. Amir wanting to redeem himself from his past knows that he has to be good and do what’s right for himself and for the sake of Hassan. Later down the road, Amir decides to redeem himself as a person and make everything right again.
He has the same scar. It will make baba love him more. Besides it, in the family, Hassan is the servant he can get a lot of love from baba while Amir need to work hard but he still not get the love from baba. This reason makes him think Hassan is stealer who steals baba’s love. When Amir want to make Hassan become a theft, baba turns him to shock “Except Baba stunned me by saying, “I forgive you” (Hosseini 112) Baba is a strictly person.
I want to but I guess I’m jealous of Chris because he is always with Siobhan, (pause, sigh) Siobhan, why did I let you go. You were so perfect, loving, kind, your love for the children is just amazing, oh why did I let you go. I feel like it’s the right thing to do but every time I’m around him the remorse is too much to bear. I have lived my life on the one principle to tell the truth always and here i am telling a child, a special one at that, that his mother is dead, how dare I. A man of god lying straight to someone face.
“The Kite Runner” Practice Essay Topics 1. ‘Hassan’s good qualities are also the source of great suffering.’ Discuss. 2. “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba.” ‘Despite his efforts, Amir never really succeeds in winning his father’s love.’ Do you agree? 3.
It seems as if Amir is implying that he did not forgive himself for not doing anything about Hassan being raped by Assef, and because of that reason alone, he has suffered greatly and embraces America for its ability to put his past behind him. This shows that Amir is willing to sacrifice his dad’s happiness in order to leave his sinful past, because earlier, he states in the quote, “For Baba, a place to mourn his.”, that America is a place for Baba to mourn for his
Because Hassan sacrifices himself for Amir; he is essentially the sacrificial sheep who accepts his suffering, just so that someone else can be spared of that suffering. During their childhood, after the kite flying tournament, Assef demands Hassan to give him Amir's kite