The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1071 Words Sep 9th, 2015 5 Pages
There is plenty of evidence throughout Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, that Amir reaches redemption. Even after the unforgettable incident, Amir continued to further make mistakes, avoiding his problems in every way possible, which has dire consequences. Amir and his father even move to America, in which Amir uses to erase his past and make a new life for himself as a married writer, he issues derive from the fact that he can’t have children and the haunting incident. Despite his overbearing guilt-fest most of his life, he moves forward to meet Rahim Khan who issues him a request based on, “There is a way to be good again” (192), Sohrab was his last and only chance for redemption. In search of his nephew, he fights Assef which led him to heal what was broken -physically and psychologically- and finally with his relationship, with Sohrab, did Amir come to terms with his past.

Everyone, in their lifetime, will face internal battles of guilt, some bigger than others. Guilt can stem from not doing homework, sneaking out (What are you doing? Get out of the window) or little white lies. As human beings, we find peace of mind when redeeming ourselves, in other words, we will make up for the cause of guilt. Though, how often does one stop and think (omg thinking?), ‘How will this affect everyone else in my life?’ Amir made the decision to turn around and run from that alley, instead of putting Hassan first and change both their lives for the better, he made that…

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