Film Analysis: The Kite Runner

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Amir is someone who has looked despair in it’s two dark, black eyes. While he has been in such revolting and mentally scarring situations, the boy has learned his fair share of life lessons that not only reflect on the power of emotion back in his hometown of Kabul, but also in the American cities of Boston, Fresno and beyond. Because of his striking efforts to come clean and truly redeem himself, Amir can be compared to many others who have saved themselves from terror; such as notorious NBA player Chris Herren. While Herren had many people who doubted him and his mental capacity to control addiction, he never failed to leave those who did not believe in him astounded with how his career could stand strong through his perils at the end of…show more content…
Whether these events are natural disasters, deaths, or even an extreme dip in the stock market, they could take heavy tolls on the people they happen to and in the environment surrounding them. In The Kite Runner, a young boy named Amir unfortunately sees his somewhat beloved servant turned friend go through a terrible experience right before his eyes. He is unable to do anything about the fact that this event happened, and he then realizes he must live the rest his life trying to avenge his wrongdoing. In alike senses, Chris Herren of the NBA has had an ongoing mental struggle. In his ESPN documentary, Unguarded, he faces his demons of addiction and despair daily, just as Amir does. Considering the fact that both gentlemen are from different regions, backgrounds, and life stories, it is difficult (yet not impossible) to relate and compare their strides of self righteousness as time plays by. While the world of tragedy is broad and sometimes unforgiving, Aristotle’s literary theory and its portrayal of tragedy help to connect paths that may not have intertwined…show more content…
Amir understands his accomplishments when he is happily and safely back at his home with his new ‘son’. He knows he has done what he feels is equal to redemption. Herren understands his redemption as his children become knowledgeable of their father’s habits. He makes them proud by continuing his catharsis over the span of his years dedicated to sobriety. Both men are wonderful examples of the challenging and hazardous journey of truly redeeming one’s self. Aristotle’s literary theory and its portrayal of strive towards holiness is a key factor in these two dissimilar (yet equally as delightful)
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