That is why redemption is a very important aspect of The Kite Runner. Amir finds himself seeking redemption with his father and with Hassan. Amir and his father don’t have the best relationship. At the beginning of the novel, Amir tells us that he understands why his father doesn’t like him. He says it is because Amir killed his wife during childbirth and now he resents him for it.
But it is clear, when Amir finally earns the redemption he seeks, every breath was worth it. Knowing Sohrab is safe and the fact he was able to finally able to repay Hassan’s loyalty shows that Amir can finally be at peace with himself. He can finally live with knowing he had finally found the redemption he was looking for his whole entire
(Hosseini 2). These words by Rahim Khan are a basic way of telling Amir that he can still undo the damage that he has placed upon Hassan, by adopting his child, Sohrab. He indirectly lead’s Amir towards the child so he can save him from the hell hole that still is Afghanistan. Towards the end of The Kite Runner, Hassan passes away, and Sohrab learns that he could be sent to an orphanage. In reaction, Sohrab attempts to commit suicide, and is sent to the hospital.
He then tells him that you know what it is about. That Hassan was Amir Brother because Ali couldn’t have children so Amir’s father was Hassan’s father. That From there on Amir goes on a journey that will hopefully rid him of his past sins seeks justice for his old friend. Then Amir meets the bully that harassed him and Hassan. And he has Sohrab Which Hassan’s son and
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.
Irony is found in many ways of literature, and the book The Kite Runner is one of them. The protagonist, Amir is witness of a terrible crime being committed to his friend, but Amir does nothing to stop it from happening. Hosseini uses this situation in the book to show how Amir was acting selfish. This act of selfishness leads to guilt later on. According to (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/themes.html) “Amir becomes exactly the sort of coward Baba worried Amir would become” (1).
This blame sends him on a long lasting way to discover recovered. When Amir starts a new life in the United States he still is living with his guilt from over twenty years ago. At that point his closest companion Rahim approaches him to come back to Afghanistan for a visit. Once there Rahim clarifies that Hassan had been killed and his child Sohrab had been left a vagrant. This becomes Amir's way of redemption.
He could not hold a grudge even after he was raped, writing friendly letters addressed to Amir about his life. On the other hand, Amir was portrayed as an unloyal friend until the end of the book. Amir treated Hassan badly out of jealousy and shame. However, Amir was able to atone for his mistreatment by taking care of Sohrab. He finally shows his loyalty towards Hassan by giving Sohrab a better life in America.
Amir regrets that he took the advantage of Hassan in order to please his father, and realizes that he does not deserve getting approved by Baba. Instead of standing up for Hassan, Amir runs away and sacrifices Hassan to benefit himself. Guilt disturbs Amir’s world, he then starts to search for redemption with a not peaceful