The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Essay

1010 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins" (Mark 11:25). In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the topic of forgiveness plays a huge role in the main character Amir 's life. This novel is about a young boy named Amir who lives with his wealthy father and his servants in Afghanistan. While growing up in Afghan a life changing event occurs and causes Amir 's family to move to America. The servant 's son, Hassan, is also a major character who goes through some of the more difficult challenges in life. In the story, there are many important characters, symbols, and themes. By getting to know all of the characters it helps to better understand the reasoning for many major events, especially with the character of Hassan. Throughout the story there are many symbols that are very essential to every aspect of the story for instance, the slingshot plays a major role. Lastly, the themes of the story help the reader to fully grasp the main idea of the novel, just as the themes of guilt and forgiveness. Hassan is thoughtful, courageous, and willing to sacrifice for others in The Kite Runner.
In chapter three Amir says, “You know what always happens when the neighborhood boys tease him? Hassan steps in and fends them off” (Hosseini 34). Hassan is willing to sacrifice himself for others, as shown in the quote. This also shows that when Amir needed someone, Hassan is always…

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