The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

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Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, from minor to major mistakes. But the most important part is not the mistake itself, but how hard that person is trying to fix that mistake. This also applies to the novel The Kite Runner. The story revolves around the main character Amir, and his childhood friend, Hassan. After Amir came to America with Baba, his father, he still regrets the things he had done to his childhood friend. He left Hassan getting raped by Assef in a small alley in 1975. Thereafter, Amir always feel regret and seeks for redemption. Hosseini -the author, argues that redemption can be achieved by helping others, teach others not to repeat the same mistake and acknowledge your mistake and try to fix it. Hosseini argues redemption …show more content…
He used all of his life savings, not even think about himself to help Amir, even that costs his life. Baba tries so much to die “clean”, to die guiltless. So redemption can really be achieved if one do good deeds to other people. Hosseini also argues that a person can also achieve redemption by teaching others not to make the same mistake that he/she did. Because Baba has done bad things to Amir. He had stole away Amir’s right of know that Hassan is Amir’s half brother, so Baba wants to make it up by telling, “... there is only one sin, only. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft” (17) Hosseini states that if Baba teaches Amir not to do sin, he can achieve redemption. And also, Baba wants to show Amir that he is a good father and sets an example for others to follow. But he himself had commit to that sin. He had stole Amir’s right to know the truth about Hassan being his brother, and stole Ali’s dignity. Baba also wants Amir not commit theft to anyone and anything. Baba can achieve redemption by teaching Amir not to do sin. Amir also wants to receive redemption from Hassan for what he had done to Hassan in that alley in 1975 like the way Baba did. However, Hassan has been killed by some Taliban soldier so Amir turns to his son, Sohrab in attempt to achieve redemption. Amir said, “Sometimes you have to stand up to them. What you did to that man is what I should have done to him all those years ago” (319). Hosseini states that Amir can achieve