The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1250 Words May 12th, 2015 5 Pages
Redemption is defined as the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. Throughout life, individuals are faced with numerous incidences of redemption that can be taken up or ignored. Those who choose to take the opportunity are often able to grow mentally and accelerate much further than those who do not. However, what must be taken into account is that true redemption is for oneself rather than for others. For example, redemption by finally getting a well-deserved promotion which impresses others is not truly beneficial redemption. What must occur is happiness for the promotion within. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the employment of redemption as a central idea prevails throughout the novel, specifically in the life of Amir. In the non-fictional world, one ascertains that this concept proves post-conventional. Amir begins the novel as a child who only aspires to impress others. This is perceived as pre-conventional when examining his actions. However, in a way this appears normal due to the fact that children often focus on attempting to impress others. For example, as Amir watches his father he remarks, “Because the truth of it was, I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not? After all, I had killed his beloved wife […] hadn’t I? The least I could have done was to have had the decency to have turned out a little more like him. But I hadn’t turned out like him” (Hosseini 19). This quote essentially explains how Amir strives to act like…

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