Theme Of Redemption In The Kite Runner

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A voice is heard in the wilderness telling people to “repent:” “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turn to God” (3:8 Matthew). In this passage, Prophet John the Baptist is preparing people for redemption. If anyone returns from their evil ways, there will be a redemption and peace for the rest of their lives. These concept of redemption is seen in the movie, The Kite Runner, which takes place in the late 70s in Kabul, Afghanistan. Director Marc Forster tells the story of a friendship between Amir and Hassan, two young boys growing up in Kabul. Although, they are raised in the same household and shared the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grew up indifferent worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man,…show more content…
Assef and his friends call Hassan, Mother less boy, Loyal dog but Amir remains silence. On the way to Pakistan with his father, a Russian soldier tries to rape a woman who is also in the same truck as Amir. His father stands up and tries to protect the woman, but Amir tries to convince to his father to stop by saying, “Baba, please he’ll shoot you”. Baba replies, “have I taught you nothing?” (Script). Amir believes this human right violation is not his problem and is unable to do any anything. Later, when he visits the orphan center in Afghanistan, while talking to the director, he gets extremely angry because he heard that children are sold as sex slaves. And he decides not to leave Kabul without Sohrab. In addition, General Sahib called the newcomer Hazara boy, but Amir replies to his father- in- law, “one more thing, General Sahib. You will never again refer to him as a Hazara boy in my presence. He has a name, and it is Sohrab.” (Script). This bold phrase clearly shows that Amir will defend human rights violations no matter who in abusing the right. His wife says “it felt so real”. Amir expresses great effort in defending on human rights, which gives him redemption from his early betrayal, ignorance and cowardice. (Second…show more content…
When Amir was listening to Rahim khan “there is a way to be good again” (script) he decided to go to Pakistan even though Rahim said “very bad time now” (script) Amir put himself in danger to go Afghanistan to rescue his friend’s son. When he is heading to meet Rahim the taxi driver says “it is terrible what’s happening in your country”. He urged to meets the Taliban authority consider life threatening situation. He is beaten, bleeding but he focuses on his mission to Afghanistan. When he returns to California, he plays with Sohrab as he played with his friend Hassan. Amir said to Sohrab “do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over”. The exact same phrase Hassan said to Amir. This saws sacrificing his life for his friend’s son give him full recovery. Amir has done everything to receive full restoration. (third
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