Overcoming Guilt In The Kite Runner

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Overcoming guilt and redeeming yourself
The story, The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini in 2003 is based in Kabul, Afghanistan but eventually moves to California. The novel is written in first person and talks about the past using extended flashbacks, from the time period of 1975-2001. It is written as a confessional/redemption story.The book The Kite Runner is the story of an Afghan man named Amir. 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
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Amir is speaking on the phone with Soraya and after he realizes: “I’d betrayed Hassan, lied, driven him out”(165). Amir comes to his senses and knows that he messed up. Amir also realizes something about Soraya: “Soraya Taheri was a better person than me. Courage was just one of them”(165). Amir knows that Soraya had enough courage to admit the bad things she had done in her life. Soraya told Amir that she regret her decisions when she was younger and Amir thought: “I knew all about regret”(180). Amir acknowledges that he wasn't happy about his bad decision to not help Hassan. These quotes show that Amir is accepting failure and is moving on from his betrayal. Amir has moved from trying to forget about this betrayal to realizing that he messed up. This part of the book helps develop dynamic
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