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.
Escalator of Redemption There is always a chance for a scar to heal, no matter how long it is left to fester. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, since his childhood, Amir feels guilty towards his beloved ones. The more Amir acknowledges mistakes he makes and how they accumulate, the more redemption he yearns to achieve. Amir’s guilt originates after feeling accounted for his mother’s death—Baba’s true love. Subsequently, Amir resists to aid Hassan in his difficulty, fearing he will lose his father’s ‘love’, creating regret that will haunt him for the rest of his young life.
I ran it fairly. This is his kite” (page number). Assef and his cronies had Hassan cornered, but instead of giving them what they wanted, Hassan continued to be a great friend to Amir and to fight for fairness. Hassan’s rape also marked a changing point in Amir’s story. Amir continually blames himself for not stepping up and stopping Assef and for everything that happens to Hassan thereafter.
However, as a vigorous pattern of betrayal, as once portrayed by his father, plagues his livelihood, he must come face to face with his consequences. Only through forgiveness, will each of the men be able to redeem the title of friend amongst the chaos of foe. From the opening moments of his troubled life, Amir finds himself tainted with the repetition of a betrayer. Due to an labor and delivery gone wrong, Amir must live with the death of his mother racking his mind. Though Amir was never at fault for the passing of his late mother, the incident carved what became a fight for a father’s love.
He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him. The experience left a scar on both Hassan and Amir. Amir’s father’s words echo in his mind as he recalls the experience, “A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything” (Hosseini, 2003). By the end of the novel, Amir finally learns stands up and earns the redemption
But out of fear that he would be like his father, he started becoming very irresponsible and did things without thinking. He was feared by many and loved by many as well which made him become a very respected member in his tribe. Eventually he could not stand watching his village change its morals and become modernized so he took his own life. His eagerness to stay original and fear of change become his own demise. If it were not for Umuofia 's geography, I believe that this story
It is in times of hardship and despair that one realizes what he or she has done and what must be done to bring back light. Amir faces the guilt for years and it is this guilt that drives him to do good and help others. It is his guilt that builds his character. Like him, his father became a well-respected man because of his hidden deeds and desire to redeem himself. Mistakes and wars occur whether intentional or not, though they do not define a person.
Amir at the time of Hassan's assault beloved that if he does not step in, he is doing the right thing for his relationship with Baba, but after he turned his back, he was left feeling guilt, which he carried with him for the rest of his life until he rescued Sohrab, which reiterates the theme of redemption. Redemption plays a key role in The Kite Runner because it sets up the ending of the novel, if Amir had not stood idle whilst Hassan was raped in their childhood, he would not have gone back to see Rahim Khan, he went back to correct his wrongs, ‘to be good again’, but once he found out Hassan was dead he began to believe that redemption for his childhood self’s actions was an unrealistic goal which is why he went to get Sohrab after much deliberation. He went to get Sohrab because he was his last chance at
“..part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world.” (pg 18) McCandless spent too much time thinking of the world's flaws, it pained him, in turn he chose to live a type of transcendental life. The life that ultimately bid him death, a big part of it at least. The second part that ruined him to this life was his tendency to act out of anger. At the fault of his father, he reacted rashly.
The search of knowledge can help take away the doubt, but it can affect the ones around you. Victor doubts and knowledge cause the death of his wife, best friend, and his brother. Victor should have known that bringing something back to life would had consequences. His relentless search of knowledge did brought him suffering because he involved his family and didn't thought about the consequences. Victor’s passion about learning new things brought him to the creation of an ugly monster.