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.
‘To what extent is The Kite Runner a story of redemption?’ Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is largely about the life of Amir, an Afghan man who is troubled by his past. Through the experiences of Amir and also those of his father Baba, and his wife Soraya, Hosseini’s main concern is to explore that atonement for our sins is only possible when we confront those events in our lives. It is known from the very beginning of Hosseini’s novel that Amir is troubled by his “past of unatoned sins”. He is a man who cannot escape his past and needs to be accountable for his actions “the winter of 1975”. The event that is at the centre of his story and provides this anguish for Amir, is his act of cowardice against his childhood friend, Hassan, who “never denied” him of anything and had a strong “kinship” with him from a young age.
Write about the ways Khaled Hosseini tells the story in Chapter 18 Chapter 18 is very short and follows on from the previous chapter where Amir learns his “entire life… had been a cycle of lies, betrayals, and secrets.” The narration in this chapter is based on this realisation as Amir decides to accept what will become his opportunity to atone for his past sins as he begins his journey on the path to redemption which he has been searching for since the winter of 1975. The narrative in this chapter opens with the use of pathetic fallacy “the sun had almost set… smothers of purple and red” the sun setting symbolises Amir’s return to his dark past and the colours red and purple connote blood which foreshadow the pain that will come in his journey into the past. The use of sibilance in this descriptive imagery is ominous and tells us that danger is coming in the following chapters. The narrator uses irony as an important technique in this chapter as Amir realises he is more like Baba than he ever knew; they share the betrayal of their best friends. Baba, betrays Ali by sleeping with his wife and consequently took away his “naang” and “namoos” (honour and pride), an unacceptable act in Afghan culture where all a man had was his pride.
After learning of Hassans’s death and orphan son, going back to Afghanistan is Amir’s last chance to redeem himself, he is brought to the realization that finding Sohrab is something he has to do in order to be able to live his life with a clear conscious. When returning to Afghanistan, Amir is confronted by Assef, an old enemy with unsolved business. Amir is beaten senselessly very
The truth is that Amir is more like Baba than he knew. Like father like son, Amir follows his father’s footsteps by keeping Pashtuns and Hazara’s separate, continuing the cycle of guilt until Amir breaks the cycle for both Baba and himself by doing what is right, out of love. The guilt begins with Baba and threads through out his life into Amir’s life, until unconditional love cuts it out of the cycle. One act of selfishness, begins the cycle. Baba betrayed his friend in the worst way an Afghan man could be disgraced: “How had Ali lived in that house day in and day out, knowing he had been dishonored by his master in the single worst way an Afghan man can be dishonored?” (225) Baba stole Ali’s honor.
Sentence Outline Introduction and Thesis In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini presents the internal desire for redemption and forgiveness that Amir dedicates himself to getting. The need for redemption and forgiveness starts right at the beginning of the book when he is born and his mother dies, making Amir feel as if his father Baba holds him accountable. As the story progresses Amir witnesses a horrific event occur to his best friend Hassan that he could have prevented but chose not to due to his inability to deal with a foe. The ways Amir attains the forgiveness ad redemption from his family and peers throughout the book vary in ways due to the unique situations. In the end he finds that by attempting to make peace with his past and peers allows himself to regain peace with himself.
Kite runner shows the equally damaging actions of both Amir and Baba, towards their loved ones and society. However, Hosseini puts it forward that there is always a “way to be good again”, Additionally, it highlights Amir as the lesser of the two evils because of Baba’s lack of
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).
After reading the book one will see the story is not a representation of its cover. Sadly, by default, the story is often considered a form of propaganda since the author is relating to the reader and in turn the reader feels the pain in his life growing up in Afghanistan and the trouble he endured. We see how his life is before the Russians invade the country. And after the terrorist attack the twin towers, September 11th,. when the Taliban takes over the country by force.
Page #202 Quoted Passage: “There is a way to be good again.” Significance of the quote. This quote was said by Baba’s old friend, a man who was like Amir second father, Rahim Khan to Amir. He said this when he was trying to convince Amir to leave America and come back to Afghanistan which was at that point, ruled by Islamic militants known as the Talibans. Amir is never a totally depraved person but he makes poor decisions throughout his childhood, destroying several relationships and forcing him to seek ways to end the guilt that plague his life. This quote signifies betrayal and redemption.