Essay on Analysis Of Khaled Hosseini 's ' The Kite Runner '

1322 Words Dec 10th, 2015 6 Pages
Escalator of Redemption
There is always a chance for a wound to heal, no matter how long it is left to fester. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, since his childhood, Amir feels guilty towards his beloved ones. The more Amir acknowledges mistakes he makes and how they accumulate, the more redemption he yearns to achieve. Amir tries to ransom for the sorrow he caused to his father—and the guilt of being responsible for his mother’s demise. Subsequently, Amir resists to aid Hassan in his difficulty, fearing he will lose his father’s love, creating regret that will haunt him for the rest of his youth. As his faults—and guilt—develop during his adulthood, Amir dedicates himself to redeeming previous mistakes and find “... a way to be good again” (192) by diligently saving a helpless child living in chaos. Altogether, Amir is a “tortured soul” (263) that is committed to accommodate for past omissions. Amir’s guilt originates after feeling condemned for the loss of his mother, Baba’s spouse. Because Baba’s love for Amir is conditional, Amir feels as though he is an inadequate son in his father’s eyes—that pushes him forward to obtain Baba’s pride. Initially, Amir writes his first short story and goes to read it to Baba in his study. He receives a message from Rahim Khan, Baba’s friend, admiring his gift of creative writing; Rahim Khan writes to Amir that “It is now … [his] duty to hone that talent, because a person who wastes his God-given talents is a donkey” (34). In…

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