The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay examples

1336 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
“Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by consequence, and the past by redemption” (Paulo Coelho, author). According to the dictionary, redemption is an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake. It is a way to bury agony and sorrow while accepting, forgiving and moving forward from catastrophe. Novelist, Khaled Hosseini, delved into this idea of redemption in his debut novel, The Kite Runner with much success. Protagonist Amir, his father, Baba, and Saunaubar, Hassan’s mother, all led a path to redemption through personal sacrifice while ultimately benefitting the lives of others around them. Amir is the first character with defective traits that consequently led him to making several errors through the course of his childhood, obliging him to make personal sacrifices in order to diminish his guilt. Although Amir had more than one reason leading up to his desires of redeeming himself, the most significant event regarding such intentions would have to be the rape scene in the seventh chapter of the novel. Amir had the opportunity to make a decision that would distinguish both, his and Hassan’s lives, but he decided to take the easy way out while being blinded by cowardice.
I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide who I was going to be. I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan – the way he’d stood up for me all those times in the past – and accept whatever would happen to me. Or I could…

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