Kite Runner Essay Questions

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Kite Runner Questions 1) On page 316, Rahim Khan sends a letter to Amir that says the following: “that, I believe is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good”. This is very true for both Amir and Baba. They both committed very selfish acts and needed to redeem themselves. Baba was always trying to redeem himself by always giving money to people on the streets, treating Hassan as his son and not a “Hazara” and building the orphanage. Baba stated, “I wish Hassan had been with us today” showing how he really cared about both Hassan and Amir. Amir was also always trying to redeem himself as he committed a selfish act by watching Hassan get raped. He funded hospitals in Pakistan and tried to redeem himself by making a trip…show more content…
Amir finally understands this at the end. At the beginning Amir couldn’t be happier with a rich dad, nice house and everything he could ever ask for. He was a spoiled kid. When Sohrab came into the story, and Amir finally became a father he started to realize that it was all him now, he was in charge and Amir showed that he really cared for Sohrab. “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. He is never really brought up with a lot of religion. When Sohrab was in the hospital, he finally got on his knees, and prayed. It had been several years since he had “connected to God” and he slowly chanted the verses from the Bible he

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