Redemption In The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner is a novel written by the author Khaled Hosseini, who writes this book with his background knowledge on Afghani culture and history. This coming of age story follows Amir, the protagonist, on his path to becoming a man while trying to fix his past sins. In order to truly understand the dynamics of Hosseini’s brain, readers must extract and analyze aspects such as, tone, literature comparison, and determine whether the story met its purpose. In Hosseini 's novel the cycle of betrayal and the need for redemption constantly fuels the entirety of the book, the author is successful in communicating the redemption Amir has attained. Throughout his story, Amir struggles to redeem himself in Baba’s eyes for the several reasons. Baba has always detached himself from Amir emotionally which leads him to believe it stems from Baba’s wife dying after giving birth to Amir and holding him responsible for it. However, Baba also sees how Amir gets pushed around by other boys in the neighbour and never fights back. Baba says,“ A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything,” (Hosseini 23) since Amir fails to stand up for himself as child, he strives to redeem himself by proving he has courage to stand up for himself in the future. Eventually, Amir redeems himself as a man when he graduates from high school in America and Baba tells him, “I am moftakhir, Amir,” (Hosseini 105) that he is proud of his son. The biggest example where Amir must
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