Analysis Of ' The Kite Runner ' Essay

2434 Words Sep 3rd, 2016 10 Pages
Brendan Fraser, an American-Canadian actor who has portrayed several different roles in his time, once proclaimed that “darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos.” Fraser’s statement reveals that in order to reach redemption, one must face darkness in his/her life. Though darkness can be hard to conquer, one can make the conscious decision to overcome it by venturing on a chaos filled journey that will ultimately pave the path to redemption. This is the case in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, as Amir, a troubled Afghan boy, makes a corrupt decision that takes him on a journey to find redemption for the guilt that he feels. In the novel The Kite Runner, Hosseini uses Amir to reveal how betrayal over a loved one can create feelings of guilt, ultimately leading one on a journey to find a desired state of peace. Because Amir is unable to obtain affection from his father, he betrays his best friend, Hassan, by leaving him to be raped in an alley. Since Amir and Hassan both grow up in the presence of Amir’s father, Baba, Amir encompasses a lingering feeling of competition between Hassan and himself to win Baba’s affection. With Afghanistan’s biggest kite flying competition near, Amir decides he must bring back the prized possession of the winning kite to make Baba proud. As Hassan runs to collect the winning kite for Amir, he is trapped and raped in an alleyway by the town’s tormentor. Amir is deciding what he should do about the raping in…

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