Amir remembered the wise words that Rahim Khan had told him: “ There is a way to be good again, he’d said. A way to end the cycle. With a little boy, An Orphan. Hassan’s son. Somewhere in Kabul” (Hosseini 226-227). The author uses the wise words of Rahim Khan, paired with Amir’s own thinking, to show what Amir needs to do in order to ultimately redeem himself. This quotation uses the phrase ‘There is a way to be good again’ to show that by what Amir is doing, he can be redeemed. The rest of the quotation is used to describe where Amir has to go and what he has to do. The meaning brought forth in this quote brings the book full circle. There finally is a way for Amir to be good again after the long and hard searching started when he watched Hassan get raped in their childhood.
Running a kite is a common symbol used in Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner. In fact the title shows how Amir chases redemption like Hassan chasing a kite. Over the course of Amir’s life the young boy grows up to many conflicts, many that he regrets. Many moments of him chasing redemption for these regrets are also shown. Who would have ever thought that the book would end, and come full circle, with the same spot it started-