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. Even though he won and Hassan returns with the kite, all Amir can feel is guilt as the days go by after. He uses his fathers one rule about sin against Hassan, "Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.
"This is your last warning!" I cried through smiling face. "Surrender or suffer the maroon rain of fruit I will dispense!" Moments later Hassan’s muffled laughter echoed through the hollow forest. Hassan started with his own pomegranate threats.
Unable to forgive himself he goes back to Afghanistan to make things right and become good again. To forgive himself, he tries to atone for all the sins he has committed. In Rahim’s letter Amir is told tat God forgives anyone who asks for it but it is the people who have a hard time forgiving others. Baba, Amir’s father, has also committed sins and done some bad deeds. The guilt comes in the way of his life, guilt for not being able to socially accept Hassan as his son.
His desire to fulfil this wish resulted in the death of his brother at a young age. The Narrator has already done well his brother walk. Since he was so selfish and with so much pride, teaching his brother how to walk was not enough for him. He wanted more out of doodle even if it meant for his brother to die at a tender age. No one is infallible.
He then replies, “There...Do you feel better?” (93). Hassan will not hurt Amir, even after all he has done to him. Because of Hassan’s response, this makes Amir feel worse and he becomes one step farther away from redemption. This signifies how redemption cannot be earned by making the mistake seem not as tragic than it was because this ultimately makes the guilt grow. Amir learns that redemption is not achieved through more mistakes, but through actions that fix the mistake
Thesis: In the novel The Kite Runner, the author explores the conflict between redemption and guilt, showing that people who are burdened with guilt will only feel free if they make up for their actions. The Kite Runner Ever since an event that occurred when he was twelve, Amir has been feeling guilty and remorseful. Although decades had passed since the incident, Amir still wishes for a chance to redeem himself. His entire life is impacted by that one situation where Hassan is raped and he just watches. What adds to Amir’s guilt is Hassan’s kindness and his refusal to hurt anyone, meaning Hassan was undeserving of the injustice he experienced.
Throughout life, the choices that are made ultimately lead to the punishments and consequences that arise with those choices. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there were numerous respectable, thoughtful and wise decisions made, however, with this in mind, the novel also presented some undesirable and immoral choices. Choices made without consideration of the effect they will have on others can at times define your true intentions and loyalty as a person. Being brave enough to admit fault and staying true to one’s self and your beliefs and morals is key feeling peace of mind. Clearing your conscience from all mistakes, and being accountable for them in order to feel fulfillment and goodness is part of being human as is erring in judgments.
Even though Kino succeeded in finding the pearl, success did not follow. “Kino’s fist closed over the pearl and his emotions broke over him. He put back his head and howled.” After wanting this pearl more than anything, Kino was forced to face his failure of saving his son. This failure was unbearable for Kino, as he had tried as hard as he possibly could. Kino completed the “American Dream”, he found the pearl that would save his son, but not in time.
Hassan hadn’t done anything to earn Baba’s affections; he’d just been born with that stupid harelip” (Hosseini 46). When Amir says, “I wish I too had some kind of scar that would beget baba’s sympathy”, we can infer that because of Hassan’s harelip, Amir believes that's the only reason why Baba treats Hassan with such care. Because Baba and Amir's relationship isn’t as stable as Baba and Hassan's, Amir shows a bit of jealousy. After Amir says, “It wasn’t fair. Hassan hadn’t done anything to earn Baba's affection”, we can infer that Amir is frustrated that Baba cherishes Hassan and questions himself, what did Hassan ever do?
Hosseini shows us how Amir is constantly dealing with the remorse of the incident, but does not attempt to redeem himself until later in his life when Hassan has died. He acts with the motive of relieving his own guilt rather than from the goodness of his heart and redemption from the person he hurt, Hassan. Amir is an example of how humans often tend to think that redemption is forgiveness of self and feeling content, however, the act of redemption should be recognizing a mistake and working towards a change to fix that mistake. In order to be redeemed, the first step is understanding the mistake and the path towards redemption. After Hassan’s rape, Amir knows that he had not done the right thing and turned his back on Hassan when he had an opportunity to help him.
How he can 't wait to see my goddamn medals." During this conversation he is getting frustrated that medals is all that is expected of him. Before this went on and on about how important it was to earn medals, but this statement he made shows he only thought it was important because he sought approval from his father. In the end Bowker committed suicide because he felt that he had no purpose, and his life was a waste. The medals didn’t matter to him after the war, they didn’t give him purpose and they didn’t save him.
Although he 's tried everything that he can to go against the prophecy, by trying to avoid it he ran right into the prophecy. He has killed Laius and married Jocasta. Unknowingly, he and his mother, Jocasta had been fulfilling the prophecy. Oedipus had been ashamed of fulfilling the prophecy, so he gouged his eyes so he could not see the faces of those who looked down on him. In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus ran from his destiny, blinded by truth.