Redemption In The Kite Runner

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In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Amir’s need to find redemption is paramount to his healing. Rahim Khan affords Amir the opportunity to heal by sending him to save Sohrab from Assef’s evil clutches. Amir’s strong jealousy leads to his abandonment and betrayel of Hassan. He “aspires to cowardice” when he watches Hassan get raped by Assef. He thinks that maybe “Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price (he) had to pay, the lamb (he) had to slay, to win Baba.” Amir is so guilty that he can no longer be close to Hassan. Amir says, "I'd hear Hassan shuffling around the kitchen in the morning, hear the clinking of silverware, the whistle of the teapot. I'd wait to hear the door shut and only then I would walk down to eat" (Chapter 8). Amir has trouble facing his guilt and this shows that he knows what he did was wrong. Amir refuses his…show more content…
He also encourages Amir to do and be what he wants. When Rahim Khan reads Amir’s first story and he writes him a letter telling him how gifted he is and how great his story is. He also tells Amir that he will always be there for him. Rahim Khan brings the novel an important message about forgiveness. Nevertheless Rahim Khan also needs to find redemption because he keeps a secret from Amir and Hassan for thirty eight years. He betrays Amir’s trust by knowing that Hassan and he are brothers but keeps this from him. Later on Rahim Khan tells Amir in a letter, "I know that in the end, God will forgive. He will forgive your father, me, and you too ... Forgive your father if you can. Forgive me if you wish. But most important, forgive yourself." Rahim calls Amir from Pakistan and says, “Come. There is a way to be good again.” This states that he knows what Amir had done but forgives him by offering him a chance to help Sohrab. In the end Rahim Khan forgives Amir and as well as himself and this is how sin, healing and redemption can be

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