The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1126 Words Feb 19th, 2016 null Page
After committing a wrong or failing in some way, there are many people that believe they need to be punished for their offenses, with the reason behind it varying and sometimes unclear to whomever is observing their situation. Amir, the main character and narrator from Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, betrays his brother, Hassan, by abandoning him in his greatest time of need: Hassan is raped and otherwise abused by a group of boys that are easily able to overpower him. Despite the fact that all of this happened while he was quite young, Amir experiences deep convictions and regret and in turn spends a large portion of the story seeking a substantial amount of retribution for his wrongs. In fact, he is unable to release himself of this betrayal until he believes he is adequately punished for his offenses against Hassan. In reading The Kite Runner, some superficial readers might contemplate the reason behind Amir’s belief in this necessity for punishment. However, as one is able to conclude through a comparison of Slumdog Millionaire and The Kite Runner, Amir believes that he must be punished for his wrongdoings in order to gain a chance for redemption and to be cleansed of his guilt. Similarly to Amir, Salim from Slumdog Millionaire betrays his younger brother, Jamal, by forcing him to live completely on his own as an orphan while they are still children. As Salim grows up and beings to have a better understanding of the wrongs he committed as a child, he experiences a…

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