Symbols In The Kite Runner

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The affliction of causing one’s pain often manifests itself into a seemingly unbearable burden in which redemption is the only escape. As the winter kite fighting tournament arrives, Amir is determined to win, and bring back the last kite to show to Baba, his father. Amir’s thoughts include the use of symbolism to amplify his solution: “I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite […] Show him once and for all that hi son was worthy. Then maybe my life as a ghost in this house would be finally over” (56). His thoughts signify ideas by giving them symbolic interpretations, suggesting his possible absolution to Baba. Not only does the kite represent possible absolution, but also motivation which suggests that he inclines to be controlled by to develop and…show more content…
He lived in a dysfunctional family. His mother hemorrhaged to death during his birth, ultimately producing his feelings of guilt and his vital need for redemption. The kite indicates a potential for Amir to gain Baba’s awareness of him, and to solely symbolize Amir’s happiness, and his dreams to winning Baba. After retrieving the kite from the stricken Hassan, Amir returns home to be greeted by such enthusiasm from Baba. Once more, Amir uses symbolism, but to amplify his upcoming discomfort: “I put the kite down and walked into his thick hairy arms […] Baba held me close to him, rocking me back and forth. In his arms, I forgot what I’d done. And that was good” (79). His actions proposes recovery, while his thoughts proposes not only suggests acceptation, but the thought of the kite representing indignity. Amir unlocks Baba’s heart with the use of the kite, and finally wins his father’s admiration. Amir is undetermined whether he would like to win like that because the kite made Amir choose between the relationship between Hassan, and the ambition of a relationship with his

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