Kite Runner Redemption Quotes

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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. Amir had betrayed Hassan on different levels of which were both physical and mental. In Afghanistan, it was considered socially acceptable to discriminate …show more content…

Amir allegedly knew that he had “betrayed him and yet he was rescuing [Amir]” (Hosseini) and he realized that Hassan was wholeheartedly loyal to him and would try to help him in any circumstance. Amir then starts to know how much he mistreated Hassan and obviously regrets it. Readers can interpret this because he thinks about how Hassan is doing, or if he has a family or not by now, which leads you to believe that he had a guilty conscience because people only truly care when they feel like they did something wrong. In America, Amir has learned “[how] the past claws its way out” (Hosseini) and he regrets not speaking to Hassan more about his problems. Lastly, it is portrayed that Amir does regret not making up to Hassan because when Rahim Khan enlightens Amir that “there is a way to be good again”, Amir takes the offer and flies back to Afghanistan to try to right the wrongs of his

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