Redemption For Redemption In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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Most people, at some point in their life, will go through a specific journey in order to seek redemption for a wrong decision or mistake they made at some point in their lives. This journey can only be completed by an individual who is willing to do whatever it takes in order to find the redemption they seek. In Khaled Hosseini 's novel The Kite Runner, Amir, the main character, has to risk his life to find redemption for a decision he made during his childhood in Afganistan. Amir witnesses Hassan, his best friend, being raped by Assef. Instead of helping Hassan, Amir, thinking only about his own safety, runs away. By doing this, Amir has an unending feeling of remorse for not helping Hassan. He then chooses to go on this journey and finally is able to …show more content…
Amir decides that the only way to fix his betrayal was to find Sohrab and save him from "a man [he] had seen murder two people that same day", which he deemed "insanity" (275). Amir finally makes the right decision and risks his life to save Sohrab and find the redemption he was looking for. He decides to go to the Taliban even though he is scared to do so. Amir 's ultimate solution for his guilt was to bring "Hassan 's son from Afghanistan" and raise him as his own (365). Raising Sohrab as his own was the only way Amir was going to be able to fully forgive himself for what he did to Hassan. It would also be the only way he could make a sacrifice for Hassan. Also, Amir always thought about himself, however one of the hardest things to do was to think about Sohrab first, to sacrifice anything "a thousand times over" for him (371). Amir learned what true sacrifice is and found a way to do this for Hassan. It would bring him internal peace and redemption for what he did. Amir 's sacrifices were what successfully brought him to the end of the road to

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