Amir's Guilty In 'The Kite Runner'

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The assertion that Amir became who he is now 12 years ago could be seen to be true. This being as his past played such a large role in shaping him into he is now: a guilt ridden man with no way to make amends. This lack of an outlet for his guilt, becomes one of the most motivating factors for his character change towards the end of the novel. If he had not sought a way to deal with his shameful actions the negativity would have spread throughout his life. Adult Amir seems to have trouble dealing with these emotions. He does however manage to “become good again” through the adoption of Sohrab. In making right by Hassan’s son he was able to make peace with his own cowardice so many years ago.

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