Kite Runner And Gran Torino: A Comparative Analysis
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Often in life, we as people commit sins that we cannot seem to move on from and regret for the rest of our lives. We try to atone for our sins but we cannot seem to satisfy ourselves enough to forget about them. Amir from the novel the Kite Runner and Walt from the film Gran Torino, are both men who have “blood on their hands” because of previous life events. Both males struggle to atone for sins they have committed, whereas both witness someone they know be harassed in front of them, but only one takes action at that very moment. In the end, both try to atone for their sins but have to put their lives at risk in order to do so.
To begin with, both Amir and Walt are men who have experience with life events affecting their lives on a daily basis. For example, Amir…show more content… For example, Amir tries to atone for his sins when Rahim Khan calls and says “There is a way to be good.” (2) Amir goes back to Afghanistan to save Hassan’s son, Sohrab from the Taliban in order to be good again. Amir has another chance to prove to himself that he is not a coward and has a second chance to fight Assef. He succeeds and brings Sohrab back with him to the United States and is finally good again. In a similar way, Walt protects Tow from his cousin’s gang in order to be good again. Walt uses his life for the safety of Tow, He has lived most of his life with blood on his hands and knows the only way to be good again is by helping Tow. Tow’s cousins gang up on him one day after he is coming back from work and they shoot down his house. Walt takes this as a chance to atone for the sin he committed in Korea and goes to Tow’s cousins house. In order to be good again, Walt makes them shoot him so that they go to jail and Tow is safe. In the end, Amir and Walt are both successful and find a way to be good again, Amir goes back to Afghanistan to get Sohrab back from the Taliban and Walt protects Tow from his cousin’s