`` The Kite Runner `` By Gretchen Rubin Essay

1719 Words Dec 15th, 2015 7 Pages
In the words of American author Gretchen Rubin, “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big flashing signs that something needs to change” (brainyquote.com). In Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, he talks about true redemption only being achieved due to guilt leading to good. Ultimately, One can achieve redemption from the guilt they struggle with but only by acts of extreme selflessness and by putting your life at risk. There are multiple ways Hosseini demonstrates selflessness in his novel, The Kite Runner, whether it’s Amir risking his life to rescue Sohrab or going into the heart of the Taliban’s organization where Sohrab was living. But there were also times where he was to timid or scared to do anything, that is what sparked the guilt in his life. In order to seek redemption, you must have some type of guilt in your life that causes you enough pain to desire a change. Unfortunately, some people experience more guilt than other, this is the case for Amir. It all started in an alley, with a blue kite, and a loyal hazara. After long strenuous hours of kite fighting, Amir finally cuts the string of the last one. As it begins to tumble down to the earth, Amir tells Hassan to go run the kite for him. Hassan replies “For you a thousand time over” (Hosseini 67)... little did Amir know at the time that those words would haunt him for decades to come. A little while later Hassan still hasn’t returned so Amir…

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