Kite Runner Redemption

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Redemption, A Thousand Times Over Redemption is something that comes with patience, but also hard work. In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, a young boy named Amir betrays the people he loves many times and fights to redeem himself. Khaled Hosseini titled this novel The Kite Runner because Amir chases redemption ihvlike Hassan chases the kite. One point when this is exemplified is when Amir attempts to get Hassan to hit him with pomegranates. A second incident is when Amir feels he has to win the kite tournament to redeem himself in Baba’s eyes. A third point in this novel happens when Amir travels to Kabul to rescue Sohrab. The first time in the novel when Amir began his run for redemption was when he tried to get Hassan to …show more content…
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-