Amir makes hassan look like a thief by “planting [his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under [the mattress]” (Hosseini 104). Hassan knew of Amirs intentions that Amir wanted him to leave so Hassan lies and says that he stole it in order to remain loyal with his friend Amir. Thus, Hassan and his father Ali, feel like they can no longer serve Baba or Amir anymore and leave forever; Amir never sees him again. It was then that Amir realized how much of a horrible person he was and how undeserving he was to have Hassan. His father realized it was him and forgave him even though his father said “theft is unforgivable.”
Lastly, Amir sacrifices his life to accommodate for Sohrab, Hassan’s son, after being taken by the Taliban. Amir resembles Baba because he too takes up redemption for the awful things he did. He understands the great danger Sohrab is in. He risks his life to help Sohrab; this shows loyalty to Hassan. Even though Sohrab is not Hassan saving his son shows that Amir is loyal to him.
Unfortunately, Amir, one of the victims, had not been young enough to not understand. As a child, he made the mistake of not helping out his half-brother, Hassan. Even if he could have done something, he didn’t because of his cowardice, which was followed by selfishness. Betrayal made Amir the perpetrator. Due to his act of cruelty, he carried stones of guilt over his shoulder which were never shared with anyone but his own mind.
It helps one to redeem and forgive oneself for all the sins committed in life. This paper will prove that atonement of past sins is possible by using ‘The Kite Runner’ as the primary source and several secondary sources. Amir is one of the main characters of the novel and has committed many sins during his childhood. Unable to forgive himself he goes back to Afghanistan to make things right and become good again.
The cycle of redemption and truth is a popular topic throughout both historic myths and modern popular culture. The Kite Runner is an admired tale written by Khaled Hosseini of two boys, Amir and Hassan, raised in pre-revolution Afghanistan that discover themselves as well as the truth about the people around them. Throughout the book, the author writes about various time periods of the protagonist’s life. From beginning to end, Amir transforms from a self-centered child into a man that is willing to risk his life for people that he cares about (Khawaja). To be able to go through this transformation, Amir had gotten through a period of betrayal, a time of suffering due to his regret, and a point where a change of heart helped him make up for his past wrongdoings, all of which are part of the cycle of redemption.
If Amir had known that Hassan was his half-brother he may have defended him more than he may have been more loyal to him. But, Amir got to know later when this incident already passed time but it was too late and Amir had to live with regret for his cowardly behaviour when he saw Hassan being raped by
Journey to Redemption Throughout life, people will find themselves facing guilt or shame, some more significant than others. An individual experiences guilt knowing that they have committed some form of wrongdoing. To relieve themselves from this offense, they will try to be redeemed, or relieved from their sin. In Khaled Hosseini novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini described Amir’s journey to redemption after he betrayed Hassan during their childhood years. The five steps for redemption are categorized as Conviction, Confession, Repentance, Restitution, and Reconciliation.
Early on in the novel it is clear that Amir’s relationship with those around him, although limited, tend to be very strong and so the reader struggles with understanding why the relationship with his father, Baba is distant. Baba is seen to act quite coldly to his son and prior to the revelation of Baba’s secret, Amir sees himself to be the reason for the rigid relationship they have with each other. This leads him to question aspects of his life such as how his mother died while giving birth to him, or how he has not been interested in sports the same way he enjoys reading and writing. The only thing that Amir believes he has in common with his father is kite fighting and so Amir becomes determined to win the big competition. He believes that winning will be enough to redeem himself in the eyes of his father.
But, his loyalty to Amir made him realize that this is Amir’s moment. Hassan is Amir’s sacrifice to win Baba. When Amir saw Hassan reaction, this made dislike Hassan more, since he showed his devotion for Amir. This guilty, continues to be a struggle for Amir, through the rest of his
Amir is informed that Baba was Hassan’s father too, and Amir agrees to go rescue Sohrab from the Orphanage. Once he arrives at the orphanage, he is told Sohrab is not there. The orphanage director says a Taliban official took Sohrab a month earlier. Amir is told to go to the soccer stadium during the game the next day if he wishes to find the official. One he arrives at the stadium a Taliban is seen on the field putting two people into holes in the ground.
Amir 's desire to please his father leads him to awful event that stays with him the rest of his life, Hassan getting raped. When Amir is contemplating helping Hassan he states, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini, 77). At the moment all Amir can think about is getting the kite to show Baba and seeing him proud, he wants to help but is young and conflicted.
Amir lives a good life with his Father, Uncle, and cousin which turns out to be his half brother until after a kite flying tournament where Hassan gets raped and Amir doesn't do anything to help. Amir tries to get Hassan in trouble but it doesn't work, Hassan and Ali request to leave. Amir and his father leave for America where he meets a girl named Soraya who he marries. Amir finds out Hassan had a child and goes to get him back in Pakistan, it take everything he can to
Aarushi Bellani Ms. Kanika Dang Thesis Paper 8th November 2015 Portrayal of Sin & Atonement in Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ “Our English word “atonement” explains well the theology behind such restoration, for it suggests that God and humanity can relationally be “at one” again,” suggests Ed Stetzer in his blog on Christianity & the Old Testament. This concept of sin and atonement can be seen to occur frequently in the novel ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini through the course of the protagonist, Amir’s life.
Redemption, the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. In the novel The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini, the theme of redemption is evident throughout the book. Hosseini himself explained redemption in his own way, stating “true redemption is… when guilt leads to good”, and this “fiction is inspired by his memories of growing up in pre-Soviet-controlled Afghanistan and Iran, and of the people who influenced him as a child.” (768 Gale) The theme is shown through each and every character, whether it be Amir the protagonist or Sanaubar, the mother of Hassan.