The Kite Runner : Guilt And Redemption Essay

1046 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Brockton Powell
Mrs. Neal
English II
20 October 2016
Guilt and Redemption Many people have had the feeling of guilt at some point in their lives. Guilt can have a devastating effect on an individual. It can even haunt people for the rest of their lives. Most of the time people seek redemption and want to make things right, but that is not always the case. In the novel, The Kite Runner, many characters have the feeling of guilt, and seek to redeem themselves of their wrongdoings. The Kite Runner is a novel that tells a story of an Afghan boy named Amir, and his life of feeling shameful for being a coward for not protecting his best friend, Hassan, who was assaulted by the neighborhood bully, Assef. Three main characters that are seeking redemption are Amir, Baba, and Rahim Khan. All three of these characters have the feeling of guilt at some point, but succeed and redeem themselves. Amir finds redemption when he saves Sohrab from the orphanage and brings him back to America. Rahim Khan called Amir and tells him to come see him in Afghanistan so he could ‘make things right’ before passing away. While in Afghanistan, Amir decides to go and save Sohrab from a Taliban orphanage. The author says, “My brother’s face. Hassan had loved me once, loved me in a way that no one ever had or ever would again. He was gone now, but a little part of him lived on. It was in Kabul. Waiting” (Hosseini 227). This quote shows how dedicated and willing to fight Amir was to avenge…

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