The Central Theme Of Redemption In 'The Kite Runner'

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Louie’s story conveys the central theme of redemption. During his imprisonment in Japan, he was consistently beaten by the prison guards, especially by Watanabe, who deliberately focused his attacks on Louie. After he returned to America, he seriously injured his leg while training, making him unable to run in a future Olympic Games. However, this did not prevent him from going after his new goal: “he was going to kill the Bird.” (361) As his murderous hatred deepened, his wife took him to see a sermon taught by Billy Graham, after which he converted to Christianity. Following this event, he had no hatred for his former prison guards. He even felt compassion for Watanabe after hearing about his supposed death. Thusly, through the process of
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