Analysis Of The Book ' The Kite Runner ' Essay

1338 Words Aug 30th, 2016 6 Pages
The matter of redemption is a familiar topic that all of man can relate to. So universal is the subject of redemption that it remains a key concept in major religions around the world. No matter how one may have hurt others or their image, it’s an innate feeling to want to make up for our wrongs lest guilt haunt us in the afterlife. Author Hosseini Khaled demonstrates his own theme on redemption through his literature. In Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, the development of Amir’s character demonstrates that when man’s sense of detachment overcomes his morality, it leads him to a betrayal that turns into guilt. This guilt can only be satisfied through finding redemption. All Amir wants is his father’s love and affection. His detachment from his father and want to build a better relationship allows himself to let his friend and brother to be raped. Amir feels that he’s never had a real good relationship with his father, Baba. He’s under the impression that after his mother died giving birth to him, Baba blames him for the death of his wife. In order to build the relationship with his father Amir desires, he sets his mind solely on winning one of Afghanistan’s most precious activities, the kite fighting tournament. After competing and winning the tournament, Hassan, Afghanistan’s most talented kite runner, runs off to retrieve Amir’s key to his father’s heart, the final, fallen kite. When Hassan hasn’t come back yet, Amir goes out to find him, only to see that his friend is…

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