“Redemption is something you have to fight for in a very personal, down-dirty way. Some of our characters lose that, some stray from that, and some regain it” (Whedon). Screenwriter, Joss Whedon, states that redemption is not something that is given for free, it is something that one must work towards and it does not come easy. Redemption is a prominent concept and theme in the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. In the novel, the protagonist, Amir, is a significant character who works to receive redemption. Due to his character flaws, Amir commits a sin during his childhood and carries the guilt to adulthood. Amir desperately tried to get rid of his guilt but was unable too until he came to a realization. Through Amir, one can learn
debate on “What is the hardest word to say in the English dictionary?”. The novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, explores the destruction of an uncommon bond between Amir and Hassan, torn apart by Amir’s decision to abandon his childhood friend, due to the growing ethnic conflict within Afghanistan. Likewise, the film Good Will Hunting, directed by Gus Van Sant, portrays Will Hunting’s journey of redemption while finding direction in life. Furthermore, K’Naan’s Wavin’ Flag uncovers the idea…
The Kite Runner: Major Character
"It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...” Hassan is one of the most significant characters in The Kite Runner. He is very dynamic, changing drastically throughout the novel.
At the beginning of the book, Hassan is seen as a sweet, happy, young boy who is fiercely loyal to his best friend, Amir. When referring to the story of Hassan's birth Amir says, "...because even in birth, Hassan…
With love comes sacrifice and with mistakes comes redemption. Sacrifice and redemption are apparent when characters undergo situations that compel them to make drastic decisions due to their former actions. Many authors contribute the themes of sacrifice and redemption because they are extremely relatable to people’s real life situations. Also, these themes emphasize the struggles of the characters and portray the different personalities that they have; some characters sacrifice for others and some…
Kites were first invented over two thousand years ago in China and have since spread across the world, being used for everything from surveillance to science to entertainment. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini uses kites and their associated activities as a recurring motif, tying the book together.
Kites themselves are full of symbolism and meaning: ideas of youth and childhood, brought about by the idea of kites as a child’s toy in modern times; freedom, as kites float high above…
QHSS Vikas Peddu
Journal entry #1
In the first ten chapters of The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini focuses on the theme “Friendships take years to build, but only moments to destroy”. For example, Amir and Hassan have been friends since they were born, they built their friendship until the day of the kit fighting tournament. When Hassan ran the runner ups kite he ran into Assef, who was seeking revenge for being insulted by Hassan earlier in the year. Assef deemed that rape would…
6 September 2014
Although the novel, the Kite Runner, consists of several themes, the idea of
betrayal permeates through almost every chapter. This theme depicts parallels
between Baba and Amir, in which both characters betrayed their loved ones. Hassan is
the main victim because he is not only betrayed by his own brother, but his own father
also. Every act of betrayal in the novel correlates with the loyalty provided by Hassan.
19 January 2015
Honors Sophomore English P6
Novel Review 3
The Kite Runner
10) a) In The Kite Runner, Amir witnesses his friend, Hassan, get raped in an alley but he's too afraid to do anything about it. Later, too guilty to even look Hassan in the eye, he makes it look like Hassan stole some money and his new watch so that Hassan will go away. Many years pass and Amir goes to Pakistan to visit his fathers old friend Rahim Kahn. He tells Amir that Hassan got married and had a son who…
Hauntings of the Past and Decisions that Impact Lives Negatively:
An Exploration of Theme in The Kite Runner
It is ironic how children are unable to comprehend the long term consequences of their actions. Still, the past can linger and tends to haunt people despite how hard society tries to use distractions to avoid negative memories. This is displayed vividly in the bildungsroman novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. As much as Amir feels he cannot conquer the past, he displays the ability…
mistakes, however, what makes these blunders worth it, is how someone reacts to it. This idea agrees with the main themes of the novel The Kite Runner. In The Kite Runner, the author Khaled Hosseini uses the main character Amir, to reveal that even if people make mistakes, so long as they understand what they have done, finally regret it and attempt to find their personal redemption, they could relieve themselves of their guilt.
INTERPRETING THE KITE RUNNER, By Khaled Hosseini
Chapter One – We are introduced the literary device of FLASH BACK in the first paragraph.
We are informed that Amir’s life and responses to life has been severely affected by something that he saw in 1975. “I became what I am today at the age of twelve, …I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek.”
Hosseini’s use of adjectives like “crouching” and “peeking” give this…