Essay on The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini. There are many different themes throughout the story and the theme I chose is Redemption. The theme of redemption is seen throughout the entire story. The main character Amir is on the path of redemption starting from the beginning of the novel. One of the first times Amir is trying to redeem himself is when he feels the responsibility for his mother’s death and trying to make it up somehow to his father. We also see the theme of redemption continue with the annual kite running in Afghanistan. The main character Amir is especially trying to redeem him of the lack of courage he had in stopping Hassan’s rape. The theme redemption in The Kite Runner is a road to recovery of the guilt and lack of courage that has consumed his life throughout the novel. Redemption rids him of his past. Amir in the novel always felt like he had to prove himself to his father. His father said, “There is something missing in that boy” (Hosseini 22). His father was talking about Amir not being able to stand up for himself and having courage. Baba, Amir’s father looked at him with disappointment from the moment Amir was born and his mother died in childbirth. Since then Amir has had to redeem himself and try to prove to his father that he is worth his praise and affection. We see Amir trying to prove himself from here and onward throughout the story. Redemption became an everyday practice in Amir’s life. Redeeming himself even took place on…

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