The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1217 Words May 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Everyone is a slave to sin, and everyone in some type of way tries to redeem themselves. Redemption comes in many forms, through actions and words. The Bible states that a slave was “redeemed” when the price was paid for his freedom. Everyone who seeks redemption must pay the ultimate price to receive it. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner depicts a story of Amir who throughout the novel tries attaining full redemption for his past wrongdoings. He desperately tries to impress Baba throughout his childhood in hopes of gaining redemption for his mother’s death. Amir seeks redemption for himself through saving Sohrab. Also, Amir seeks redemption perilously later in his life for the events he let unfold on Hassan. Throughout the novel Amir unconditionally goes above and beyond in the desperate hope to finally redeem himself.
Amir is constantly met with the burden of blame he brings upon himself all throughout his life. In Amir’s earliest stage of life as a child, he is convinced he is at fault for his mother 's death and blames it on himself. Amir tries desperately to compensate to his best ability and make it up to Baba, by trying to be just like Baba“ I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not? After all I had killed his beloved wife, his beautiful princess, hadn’t I? The least I could have done was to have the decency to turn out a little more like him”(19). Amirs personality and interests vary from Babas, Amir is an insecure boy who cannot stand up for…

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