The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

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The novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a story that follows a young troubled Amir into his adulthood. It first takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan where Amir grew up with his father Baba and his servant Hassan. Amir had a constant jealousy of the relationship Hassan and Baba had, which led Amir to betray Hassan ruining their brotherhood. As Amir grows into a young man his past mistakes seem to always haunt him no matter how hard he tries to bury them. Finally, as a man a chance of redemption was offered by Rahim Khan, an old family friend to go back to Kabul and save Sohrab, Hassan’s young son. Though this task seemed so simple, it brought on more pain for both Amir and Sohrab. Taking into consideration Amir’s childhood, the acts he committed as a young child were understable, but the continuation of his acts of betrayal and cowardliness as a grown man cannot be redeemed. Instead of owning up to his mistakes Amir continues to hide his past wrongdoings, and seems not to care about getting redemption for them. Amir’s selfish ways are unchanged in his adult life with him denying Rahim Khan his dying wish. Amir committed the ultimate betrayal to Sohrab by going back on the promise of not letting him go into an orphanage again. Instead of owning up for his mistakes Amir continues to hide his past wrongdoings, and seems not to care about getting redemption for them. After Amir watched Hassan get raped and pretended not to see anything to get the winning kite after the…

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