Why Is Redemption Important In The Kite Runner

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The Treasure Within Your Heart Sacrifices are what defines your values, what you treasure often is what you find pain in giving up. The result of such, however, can end in various ways, leaving different scars. Amir, from The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni, defines his values as a kid and later seeks redemption. Redemption seems like a far too big word for our main characters situation however. Amir as a kid was not aware of the consequences of his actions or ready to deal with what happened because he knew not of the impact it would have. As he reached adulthood, he carried the guilt and shame and needed to clear his conscious. Redemption was what he seeked but what he really needed was to forgive himself. With this comes honor, not only to his name but to his family. All along though, what he really seemed was Babas approval. Amir sacrificed his relationship with true friend, Hassan and Hassan's well-being in order to gain social status but the ends never justified the means. Amir later finds different …show more content…
Upon remembering his child hood Amir presents the questioning of Hassan's rape "I asked him what had happened and he said it was nothin, that he'd gotten into a little scuffle." (Hosseini 81) Here Baba ask Amir about the situation knowing that Amir is probably aware of what happened, yet young Amir does not try to redeem himself because he does not understand. At this age, Amir knew Hassan was getting hurt, but not raped. Amir thought it was merely just a beating, he wasn't willing to jump in and sacrifice his well being probably partially because he too was a small boy and unable to prevent the rape or beating. Amir chose in a split second what to do about the situation, which in many's opinions was wrong but as a child he did not read into the story enough or comprehend before he made his

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