The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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Feeling small, as if you can’t breathe as you lie awake at night, in the comfort of your bed that once gave you so many nights of sleep, the sheets tangle around you and trap you, meanwhile your mind drifts to thoughts of what would happen if you had done something different, kept quiet, did what was right. All of this turmoil because of one act you had done earlier that same day. For some, the feeling never goes away; guilt eats away at their conscience and they find themselves deprived of energy or sleep until they make things right. It’s a feeling we have all felt though the severity may differ from person to person and from sin to sin. Guilt is the main internal conflict that occurs in the novel. Guilt is what keeps our protagonist restless. Guilt is the driving plot of the story. In the novel “The Kite Runner”, the narrator Amir feels much this way. In “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, the author uses the protagonist Amir’s arc of redemption as an example to show that redemption can lead to self acceptance for a past grievance and peace of mind. At the start of the book after the conflict of the story is introduced, as Amir tries to repress his guilt after his friend’s rape by pushing Hassan away. At the start of the book, we meet our protagonist Amir. He seems to be the normal kid that yearns for his father’s attention but doesn’t get it since he’s not “manly”enough. The concept of trying hard to earn our parent’s love and respect is something most people can

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