Redemption the Releasing of a Dead Soul Forgiveness is the first step on the road to redemption. The importance of receiving forgiveness allows everyone to overcome feelings of anger, bitterness, or revenge. To receive forgiveness from our sins, we need to forgive others first. The novel
THE KITE RUNNER is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father 's young Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan 's Monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime. Hosseini has commented that he considers The Kite Runner to be a father–son story, emphasizing the familial aspects of the narrative, an element that he continued to use in his later works.
Guilt is an emotion that comes from believing one was responsible for a particular mistake whether the assessment was accurate or not. (Powell)It can be described as “a bothered conscience” or “a feeling of culpability for offences”. One feels guilty when there is a feeling of responsibility for an action one regrets. (Barker, Guilt and Shame).A wrongdoer must deal with guilt by making atonement- by making reparation and penance. How a person deals with guilt long term is what really affects their future.
Baba’s fluctuating relationship with his son is a key moment in The Kite Runner. Baba is portrayed as a very powerful, masculine, figure whereas Amir is depicted as being weaker and less masculine. Amir’s winning of the kite tournament resulted in a drastic change in his father-son relationship. “A hundred kites… and the only one still flying at the end of the day was Amir’s. He has the last kite at home, a beautiful blue kite”
The novel, The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, questions the meaning of being good and lays out a process to achieving goodness. The book opens with the life of a young boy living in Afghanistan, Amir. Amir is a privileged boy who struggles with the social and racial hierarchy in his country, considering his friendship with his servant, Hassan, who is a Hazara; a group looked down upon in their society as impure Muslims. Additionally, Amir is dealing with the lack of his father’s love. When Amir finally discovers a way to win his father’s affection, by winning a kite cutting competition, he makes a decision that leaves him feeling guilty for the rest of his life.
Baba and Amir's foil is shown throughout the novel, but you can already identify many differences at the beginning of the book when they lived in Kabul. Although, they also do have a few similarities. They are similar because they are father and son and share similar characterises. Baba and Amir both grew up wealthy as they are Pashtuns. Amir and Baba both hold hard secrets and live their life filled with guilt.
Most people would say that their parents are good parents, even if this is not entirely true. They have never known anything else, so how can they make this statement? Of course, many of these statements are true, and people appreciate their parents. However, even those who appreciate their parents can be blind to that fact that their parental figure shaped their lives in a negative way. In The Kite Runner, Baba was an overall bad parental figure for Amir, despite having his good moments.
Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner narrates through multiple events involving the contradicting actions of greed, courage, and betrayal against individual to individual. Amir, protagonist and narrator of the plot, goes through the remembrance of events from his hometown as a child, leading to his current position in life. In his past life, he experienced many obstacles and ramifications with his decisions in actions regarding life and friendship. The symbolism of the pomegranate tree where Amir and Hassan played daily together represented the intimate connection between the two friends, as the pelting of Hassan by Amir with pomegranates causing them to break represented the change in perspective towards each other in intimacy of their friendship due to the betrayal of Amir witnessing as a bystander in Hassan’s rape.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini shows the significant effect on relationships between sons and their father figures. The two main father-son relationships in the novel are between Amir, Hassan, and their fathers. Many of the significant events that shape the novel, such as the incident in the alley, as well as the personality and nature of Amir and Hassan, revolve around the influence of their father figures. Amir had been seeking for Baba’s affection from the moment he was born. In fact, his first word was Baba, which indicates how much Amir had longed for Baba’s love and attention.
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.