Forgiveness, By Khaled Hosseini 's The Kite Runner Essay

1248 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
True Forgiveness and its Importance In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, forgiveness is portrayed through the characters within the novel. Forgiveness is a powerful theme that is portrayed through Hassan, Baba, and Amir. Hassan is a loyal character to which forgiveness comes easily. Baba is a strong willed, and stubborn character to which forgiving is a difficult attribute. Amir begins as an unforgiving character, but as he grew into himself as an individual forgiving came easily. Forgiveness is an essential part of life and important theme that involves Hassan, Baba and Amir. Forgiveness has to come from within and be genuine for it to have an effect. Within the novel Hassan is constantly being taunted for being a “loyal Hazara boy”. This loyalty of Hassan’s also allows him to be a forgiving soul. It is consistently displayed in his personality to let things go no matter how difficult it may be or the circumstance he is placed in. Regardless of how damaging, whether it be physically or emotionally Hassan is always strong enough to push through. The main act of forgiveness depicted in the novel is between Hassan and Amir. After Hassan had been raped by Assef, Amir has a harder time healing then Hassan. Amir ignored Hassan for days trying heal himself for the betrayal he has caused, “‘I don’t understand what I’ve done, Amir agha I wish you’d tell me. I don’t know why we don’t play anymore’” (Hosseini 88). This quote shows how sweet and naïve Hassan truly is. Most…

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