Theme Of Forgiveness In The Kite Runner

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There is a way to be good again In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, two types of forgiveness can be found. Characters forgive each other or themselves, both pursuing happiness. However, it is questionable whether their forgiveness is true. In this essay, several situations and characters in The Kite Runner will be discussed, but first of all, the two types of forgiveness will be examined. Firstly, there is a rather self-evident kind of forgiveness: the situation in which a victim forgives a culprit for his mistakes. This forgiveness is true if the victim does not somehow act on the basis of vengeance generated by those mistakes. This does not mean that the existence of the mistakes needs to be forgotten. The importance of this kind of forgiveness is that the victim can live happily ever after, not being disturbed by feelings of vengeance. Another, psychologically more complex kind of forgiveness is the situation in which one suffers from his own deeds, which means the victim is the same person as the culprit. Similar to the other type of forgiveness, this forgiveness is true if the victim does not somehow act on the basis of vengeance or grudge towards the culprit. This grudge is likely to be associated with feelings of guilt in this situation, as the victim and the culprit are the same person. The importance of this kind of forgiveness is, like the kind of forgiveness already mentioned, that the person in question can live happily ever after. In regard to The Kite
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