Once secrets illustrated the truth of a pregnancy via an affair, Amir finds himself battling the new found betrayal his father proclaimed upon him. However, with Baba’s life diminishing into a fragment of the past, Amir must accept charitable giving and strong principles as a take on redemption. With death plaguing the eyes of the former Afghan, time presents the opportunity for redemption in the living. Once his nephew, Sohrab, arrived to a land that would provide the prosperity once denied to Hassan, Amir finally felt redeemed. Driving much of the plot, the theme of betrayal carves the journey of self-relization.
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.
‘The Kite Runner’ similarly enforces fear upon those who seek redemption. Amir’s fear of disappointing Baba is what caused him to build up regret and guilt. Amir knows Baba’s standards, and after betraying Hassan numerous times he senses that he may never be able to redeem himself. In fear of disappointing Baba, Amir grows up and becomes a much more respectful and honest person. Soraya also redeems herself after fearing her father when she ran away.
Sohrab nodded and Amir put himself in Hassan’s shoes. Running after that kite, Amir knew he finally was letting the guilt of his childhood go because he has finally redeemed himself once and for all. In the novel, The Kite Runner, you can easily see that earning redemption for past actions to clear up guilt isn’t always the simplest. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to try to make up for what you once did. But it is clear, when Amir finally earns the redemption he seeks, every breath was worth it.
This displays how Hassan is in so much pain, that he was about to collapse on the ground. But, his loyalty to Amir made him realize that this is Amir’s moment. Hassan is Amir’s sacrifice to win Baba. When Amir saw Hassan reaction, this made dislike Hassan more, since he showed his devotion for Amir. This guilty, continues to be a struggle for Amir, through the rest of his
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.
As children, people often act in ways that will please their parents. Amir lives a childhood full of wanting to please his father. He believes it is his fault for killing his mother and taking Baba’s precious love. Numerous times Amir tries to be the strong and athletic son Baba has always wanted, though each try turns out to be futile. Amir is a poet.
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
In his mind, he believes that Baba will send Ali and Hassan away, and, as a result, he will finally gain some peace. To Amir’s surprise, Hassan confesses to stealing his gifts without hesitation symbolizing “Hassan’s final sacrifice for [him]” (105). At that moment, Amir realizes that Hassan knew of his betrayal, which added to his already guilty conscience. Hassan could have easily told Baba the truth and he would have believed him because”[everyone] knew that Hassan never lied”, which, in turn, would ruin Amir’s relationship with his father (105). He probably knew that Amir was unworthy of his sacrifice, that he was the “snake in the grass, the monster in the lake”, but he lied for Amir’s own benefit
In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the author, though the journey of Amir, portrays that when man betrays another, the guilt of his actions will lead him to heave a desire to redeem himself. Due to Amir’s feelings of detachment from his father, he is driven to betray his brother and friend, Hassan, by abandoning him in an alley to be raped. Throughout the first few pages of the novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are obviously removed from each other, which causes Amir to have a desire to receive affection from him. Contextually, the reason for this divide stems from Amir’s mother, and Baba’s wife, dying in childbirth. Due to this, Amir feels resentment from his father because he turned out to be less masculine, and was not
For Amir the blue kite is an object that he finds himself needing to acquire under any circumstances, even if that meant abusing the loyalty and respect that Hassan held for him. For the entirety of Amir’s childhood, he had been neglected of Baba’s affection and approval, and this lead him to believe that the blue kite was the only way for him to win his father’s heart. This desire of Amir to acquire Baba’s love, ultimately lead him to disappointment Hassan, and not intervene in his rape. Consequently, Baba is responsible for Amir’s actions that are taken out of jealousy and cowardice. These feelings had falsely convinced Amir that Hassan would have to be his sacrifice, and be the one to atone his suffering, so he can live
While he tries to suppress his past and overlook these tragic moments, he feels remorse is persuaded him to take action. His father, who he fondly calls Baba, likewise harbors the guilt of his sins. To Amir, as well as to the rest of the world, Baba is seen as a strong and authoritative