Redemption Is Key Edmund Burke once said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing…” In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir relates to this quote by redeeming himself later in life for the evil that he witnessed. Amir realizes that he can’t let his past define him and what he stands for. Throughout the novel Amir realizes “There is a way to be good again” (Hosseini 2); therefore, he puts his desire for redemption and forgiveness into motion. Throughout Amir’s life he lives with the guilt that he caused to his best friend, Hassan. One day after a kite race, Amir and Hassan go to look for a kite, and after being split up, Amir panics because he can’t find Hassan.
He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him. The experience left a scar on both Hassan and Amir. Amir’s father’s words echo in his mind as he recalls the experience, “A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything” (Hosseini, 2003). By the end of the novel, Amir finally learns stands up and earns the redemption
He first dedicates it to other people who have grown up in an abusive house hold. He states, “We are not survivors nor victims”. By going through this troubling experience, he says that he has been “made stronger in [his] foundation”. He now believes that since he had to go through it that he should give back to abused children. “We have the opportunity to share, understand, and even heal.” Since he grew up in such an abusive house hold and endured many difficult trials through this that he wants to help other children that have been abused.
But does his knowledge of them necessarily mean that He create them? Our general perceptions of tears are usually a reaction from mental or physical pain. It could also stem from a reaction of fear, anxiety or discomfort. We would usually generalize those reactions as reactions of sin. In other words, we usually cry because of sin that is taking place or has taken place.
However, as a vigorous pattern of betrayal, as once portrayed by his father, plagues his livelihood, he must come face to face with his consequences. Only through forgiveness, will each of the men be able to redeem the title of friend amongst the chaos of foe. From the opening moments of his troubled life, Amir finds himself tainted with the repetition of a betrayer. Due to an labor and delivery gone wrong, Amir must live with the death of his mother racking his mind. Though Amir was never at fault for the passing of his late mother, the incident carved what became a fight for a father’s love.
In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini writes an impactful novel, showing the brutality Afghanistan goes through as power is corrupted in the country. However, Hosseini also explores the theme of authority that family has over others and how dark feelings can rule people’s lives. Power is depicted in three different ways in the novel: the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan, Baba’s pull on Amir, and the guilt Amir feels over himself. To begin, the most obvious form of absolute power in the novel is the Taliban in Afghanistan. After Russia is defeated, the Taliban emerge as the heroes; although they have dark intentions with the power, following the path of many organizations throughout history.
Amir at the time of Hassan's assault beloved that if he does not step in, he is doing the right thing for his relationship with Baba, but after he turned his back, he was left feeling guilt, which he carried with him for the rest of his life until he rescued Sohrab, which reiterates the theme of redemption. Redemption plays a key role in The Kite Runner because it sets up the ending of the novel, if Amir had not stood idle whilst Hassan was raped in their childhood, he would not have gone back to see Rahim Khan, he went back to correct his wrongs, ‘to be good again’, but once he found out Hassan was dead he began to believe that redemption for his childhood self’s actions was an unrealistic goal which is why he went to get Sohrab after much deliberation. He went to get Sohrab because he was his last chance at
Amir has good intentions, but makes bad decisions, showing that he is morally ambiguous. This makes him a relatable character, as most humans are morally ambiguous as well. Everybody makes mistakes and does cruel things, but that does not mean that they are evil. Amir being a morally ambiguous character mirrors the two places he has lived in and their conflicting morals and beliefs, and how he has changed in each place. Everyone can make up for their sins like Amir has.
You start to see this in chapter eleven, when Baba was in an argument with the people that own the gas station about the trust in America versus the trust in Afghanistan. Baba was furious, but Amir stood up to him, got him out of the store, and handled the situation with the managers. Amir eventually married and soon after, Baba died. Amir then went back to Afghanistan to save Sohrab, Hassan’s son, who had been purchased from an orphanage by the Taliban and was being tortured. This shows how confident and selfless Amir had grown, especially considering the risk of going to Afghanistan at this tumultuous time.
Over time when Amir soon realizes that he let his actions cloud his judgment it is an act of redemption he believes that can make things right. Being aware of how social class, ethnicity and gender roles function in Afghanistan, when Amir moves to America he finally realizes the lies behind the truth. It also demonstrates how easy the author clarifies how simple things like reputation and power can destroy one's character. Whether it's through heartbreak or friendship, punishment or reward the Kite Runner teaches us a sense of what our society is today and how we need to open our eyes to these
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