The Importance Of Redemption In The Kite Runner

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A healed sin becomes reconciling friendship, becoming a source for fuller healing that embraces all. One can only redeem their sin if their redemption is done by heart and is meaningful. People who do not experience forgiveness, guilt swallows them up and they feel as if they are drowning. As Richard Baxter said, “that sorrow, even for sin, may be overmuch. That overmuch sorrow swalloweth one up.” Hence, a true redemption can only lead to a healed sin. Before one understands what is forgiveness, reconciliation and healing, one should know what it really means. Forgiveness means acceptance of the offender and restoring relationship. Such an act sets in motion a process of reconciliation and healing. From ethical and religious perspective, forgiveness is removal of sin and restoring to a state of moral integrity and right relationship. Healing includes healing of broken relationships in personal, communitarian, societal, cultural and religious aspects. In the novel the Kite Runner Rahim Khan reminds Amir had kept a secret for long, he had…show more content…
Rescuing Sohrab from Assef is not enough either. Only when Amir decides to take Sohrab to the United States and provide happiness and prosperity that was denied to his half brother does Amir take the necessary steps forward towards atonement and redemption. In the end of the novel the Kite Runner, Amir runs the kite for Sohrab and hears himself say, “For you, a thousand times over.”Then he ran by accepting Sohrab’s smile with open arms, “because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting.” Finally Amir had redeemed himself. Thus, the only way complete forgiveness can occur is when one has truly attempted to atone for the mistakes that one has made which has a meaning to them and not to show anybody else. The way Amir had atoned himself from his sins which had dated long before the winter of
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