The Kite Runner Atonement Analysis

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Ashmita Bhatnagar Ms. Kanika Dang 29th November 2015 Khaled Hosseini in his novel the Kite Runner Explores the theme of sin and atonement “There is a way to be good again” Life is all about second chances, there are many mistakes committed by us in the past and the present. The novel the kite runner explores the mistakes committed by Amir and always hoped to atone the sins. Sins committed weigh on one’s conscience and it’s not every day that one gets an opportunity to redeem their misdoings. It’s only a fortunate few who are given the chance to atone for their sins. Committed sins create problem between friend, family and others. Forgiveness is not an easy thing to do when things have gone extremely wrong. “To err is human, to forgive divine” (Charu. B) That means committing errors is human, to forgive is divine. Many people think that some actions can be forgiven and while others think it cannot. Forgiveness helps everybody feel light and get rid of hard feelings that haunt everybody. Forgiveness creates positive feeling in one’s mind. People who are close, hurt or betray an individual is difficult to forgive. This is prevalent in the story where in Amir and Hassan were best…show more content…
Amir’s father was not found of Amir but of Hassan Amir did not know Hassan was his brother. Amir always tried to impress baba. The way Hassan used to play and run after the kite Amir named him The Kite Runner. When baba died he still could face and talk to Hassan when he went to his home town he found out that the Taliban’s had killed Hassan and his wife and their son was in the orphan alone, Amir planned to adopt his son so that Hassan can forgive him and so that he can atone his sin. He always tried to be friends Hassan’s son but he missed his parents and was sad he took him home and treated him as his own son as Amir could not have one of his
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