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Theme Of Redemption In The Kite Runner

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In The Kite Runner, redemption is an important factor as sin is present throughout the novel. Amir opens the story by explaining to us not precisely how he sinned, but about sin's endurance throughout: "... It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out." As Amir recounts the story of his life he measures each event against sin, his betrayal of Hassan. Even before Amir betrays Hassan, he comes to the thought that amongst his family and friends he is the only character who needs redemption, the only sinner. When Rahim Khan reveals Baba's secret, Amir learns that he is not the only one in need of redemption. Throughout Amir's whole life he constantly attempts to match Baba, he does not realize that baba was so hard on him due to the guilt of his own sin, both he and Baba had betrayed. …show more content…

He writes ‘and maybe, just maybe I would finally be pardoned for killing my mother.’ Amir imagines that through the cutting of the string of the final kite, the blue kite, that he cuts loose his painful longing for his father's love and approval. At the end of the kite running tournament, Amir searches the neighborhood until he arrives at an alleyway, Assef and two other boys surrounded Hassan. Amir peers from a corner, Hassan stands strong when Assef refers to him as 'an ugly Hazara pet,' he refuses to hand over the kite. Hassan is not shaken by the words of Assef and the boys charge him. In fear and greed Amir keeps quiet and ultimately watches Hassan get

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