The Kite Runner Redemption Quotes

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Redemption Is Key Edmund Burke once said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing…” In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir relates to this quote by redeeming himself later in life for the evil that he witnessed. Amir realizes that he can’t let his past define him and what he stands for. Throughout the novel Amir realizes “There is a way to be good again” (Hosseini 2); therefore, he puts his desire for redemption and forgiveness into motion. Throughout Amir’s life he lives with the guilt that he caused to his best friend, Hassan. One day after a kite race, Amir and Hassan go to look for a kite, and after being split up, Amir panics because he can’t find Hassan. Later, Amir finally finds Hassan being attacked by an evil kid named Assef. Amir ran off, je ran because he didn’t want to deal…show more content…
After reading, the reader could really see how badly that effected Amir. Amir said, “That was a long time ago, but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it; Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.” (Hosseini 112 ) When Amir gets the call to come back to Kabul, I believe that is when his journey to redemption began. When making his decision to go or not, he is also sacrificing his life style and freedom, which shows how much he cares about making this change for himself. He also learns that Hassan has a son named Sohrab, who is in a lot of danger in an orphanage in Kabul. Amir feels that he should take on the responsibility to get Sohrab because of what he did to Hassan in their past. Baba once said “A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” (Hosseini 78 ) Amir really took that to heart and not only wanted to prove his redemption to himself but also to
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