An Outline of 'The Kite Runner'

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Kite Runner Outline Thesis: Betrayal leads to feeling of guilt which forces the person in search of redemption either directly or through indirect actions and gestures. What truly constitutes forgiveness? Forgiveness has a different context depending on where the person is from or what he believes. Religion places a great emphasis on the view of forgiveness. Love is the major reason why people want to forgive and thus move on to normalize their relationships. In the Kite Runner, Rahim Khan emphasizes the importance of God forgiving people and how people should forgive each other too. II) Why is forgiveness important? It is important to maintain healthy relationships between the people you love. Internal forgiveness is driven by a person's conscience and it forces him to ask for forgiveness and seek forgiveness from somewhere. Amir's internal conscience attacks him after he fails to stand up for Hassan and forces him to leave. III) Successful atonement Successful redemption leads to internal forgiveness and thus a person satisfied his own self. Amir's forgiveness of himself is the most important one in the book and drives him to go back to Afghanistan. Kites signify how much guilt has overtaken Amir and how he doesn't like flying anymore after the incident that happened with Hassan. IV) Examples from the novel The relationship between Amir and Hassan. Baba's love for Hassan is a way for him to attain redemption for his acts. Amir and Hassan

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