The Kite Runner Analysis Essay

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The Kite Runner has three main parts to the story, it begins with Amir, a man who lives in California who refers back to his childhood memories in Kabul, Afghanistan. These memories affect him and mold him into the man he is. Amir as a child lived in Kabul with his father Baba, who Amir had a troubled relationship with. He had two servants Ali and his son Hassan. The relationship between them is more of a family rather that of servants. Amir’s mother died giving birth to him and Hassan’s mother ran away shortly after he was born. With Ali and Hassan being Hazarats or Shi’a Muslims they don’t have the same status as Amir and Baba being Sunni Muslims. Though Amir and Baba don’t mind it the neighborhood does, this tension occurs throughout the beginning of the story especially in one event the Kite tournament. This is when children fight with their kites and where they try and take out there opposing players kites. When the kite falls down, the person who ‘won’ it runs and get it. Amir wins the kite tournament and let’s Hassan run and get the kite that fell. When Amir goes looking for Hassan he finds him being raped by a group of neighborhood punks, Wali, Kamal, and Assef. Amir even as a grown man is still tormented by guilt that he never helped Hassan. Being a child Amir was too much of a coward to help Hassan, and with the feeling of guilt he couldn’t live with it. He frames…show more content…
What is the main theme of the Kite Runner? The main theme of the Kite Runner is forgiveness and redemption. The whole novel was based on Amir search to redeem himself. He has a strong pull to find forgiveness after leaving Hassan to get raped and not helping him. Amir is haunted by this guilt even when he is a grown man. He did redeem himself with Sorhab, adopting him and his sacrifices to save Sorhab. No matter what you have done, you can always have forgiveness. I agree with this but in this case Amir didn’t even help Hassan when he was being raped, I don’t think that could be
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