The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essays

1165 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
In a lifetime, everyone will face personal battles that may result in guilt. Some may be large and others may be small. Guilt can stem from things such as sneaking out or telling something untruthful. People find peace of mind through redeeming themselves, in other words, we do something that makes up for the cause of guilt or sin. In The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, Amir’s guilt and his urgent need for redemption are consistently a part of his life as he is growing up. The author allows his readers to understand how to overcome sin and achieve redemption through an effective use of metaphors, foreshadowing, and character development.
Amir does not have a strong relationship with his father, Baba. Like most children, Amir tries to figure out what he has done to cause the problem. He wonders if it is because Amir has always been more interested in other things besides sports, as Baba would like. He prefers activities that revolve around reading, writing, and being creative. Amir also wonders if it is because his mother died during his childbirth. Similarly, they do share the interest of kite fighting. When Amir wins the kite fighting competition, he imagines and hopes things would change when, “the old warrior would walk to the young one, embrace him, acknowledge his worthiness. Vindication. Salvation. Redemption” (117). When Baba was young, he won the kite-fighting tournament. Though Amir had always done well in it, even making it to the final three, he had…

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