The Kite Runner Redemption Analysis

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"There is a Way to be Good Again"
Redemption is the act of being saved from sin, error, or evil. In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the protagonist, Amir, is on a long journey to redemption. The journey of redemption that Amir begins with seems short, however it soon becomes a much harder process than what could have been imagined. Amir 's journey to redemption can be followed based on his relationship with Baba, how he betrays Hassan, and how he struggles to make redeem himself with Hassan.
When Amir is young, he looks up to Baba. He describes him as being a physical presence. Amir idolizes Baba, almost as if he is a godlike figure, even believing lore that Baba had "once wrestled a black bear in Baluchistan with his bare hands."(13). The idolization that Amir has for Baba is
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Amir is very different from his father, for example "he 's always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he 's lost in some dream."(23), whereas Baba says he was not like that at all. Baba takes great interest in this, stating "If I hadn 't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I 'd never believe he 's my son."(24-25). This causes Amir to feel as if he is not as close with him, thus leading to Amir seeking to gain his approval. Amir believes he can do this by winning the kite tournament. Amir believes that this will bring Baba to "acknowledge his worthiness."(72) and also " Vindication. Salvation. Redemption."(72). As Amir puts his plan to work, Hassan helps Amir to fly the kite, and the two win the tournament. Hassan runs the kite for Amir, which is where Amir 's journey becomes conflicted. Amir follows Hassan to the kite, however when he gets there he finds that Hassan has been cornered by Assef and his friends. Rather than

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