The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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All human relationships are complicated, there are many instances in the Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, which portrays the complexity of human character. Throughout the book, the Amir is burden with his own guilt from his childhood summer of nineteen seventy-five . As the book progresses the reader is forced to grapple with the meaning if redemption and the true meaning of family. Many readers have often debated whether Amir has actually attained redemption for his actions; however through the latter half of the novel the reader comes to understand that Amir does in fact redeem himself. Guilt can become a driving force in a person’s actions. From him running as a coward from Assef assaulting Hassan, to his terrible treatment of Hassan afterwards. In Amir’s life guilt has become a constant in association of his treatment towards Hassan. Amir had avoid the Hassan, who would have done anything for him. His experience of guilt accompanies Amir, throughout his transition to American life and into adulthood. This is the reason why Amir falters whenever he is reminded of Hassan. As Amir wife and him discover their inability to have biological children, Amir blames his actions towards Hassan as the reason why he is unworthy to be a father. Several times throughout his life Amir is haunted by Hassans words of “For you a thousand times over!”(67). Those words reminded with Amir into adulthood, as he knew his own poor character. Guilt has accompanied Amir for the
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