Theme Of Sin In The Kite Runner

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Atoning a Sin A sin can be committed in many ways, whether it is by doing a bad deed, telling a lie or bringing shame to one’s family. Sins will always harm someone including the sinner himself or herself. Harm can be in the form of physical and emotional pain, and both forms last forever. However, if one can feel guilt and regret in their actions it is possible to atone for any sin. Much like a criminal who has committed a crime and served their time in jail can come back out and redeem themselves by helping others and starting anew. In The Kite Runner, the author Khaled Hosseini exhibits how guilt can inspire readers into seeking redemption and transforming themselves through Amir and Baba who both sinned in the past then transform and atone themselves by helping people like Hassan and Sohrab. Baba is a strong and admirable figure to many people and to Amir he was always a hero. However, after Baba’s death, Rahim Khan revealed that Baba had “been a thief. And a thief of the worst kind, because the things he’d stolen had been sacred: from [Amir] the right to know I had a brother, from Hassan his identity, and from Ali his honor. His nang [honor]. His namoos [pride]” (Hosseini, 237). Baba went against his own beliefs when he…show more content…
Regardless of the sin committed, sinners can feel guilt and regret at different levels. Whether it is something they did directly or indirectly. Similarly, it is the same for atoning for a sin. Since one can redeem themselves by helping those who were harmed by the sin they committed or they can aid those who need their assistance. Nevertheless, in the end to atone for a sin differs from person to person but the most important thing is being able to transform the feeling of guilt into something that can lead to
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