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Redemption in The Kite Runner

            Everyone faces personal battles and guilt in lifetime, some can be large and some can be small. For these guilts or faults, people usually seek for redeeming themselves through many different ways. In other words, people who are originally good always do something that makes up for the cause of the guilt. The novel The Kite Runner, which is written by popular Afghan writer Khaled Hosseini, revolves around a center theme of betrayal and redemption. Redemption is the act of being saved from sin, error or evil, which the main character Amir seems to need the most. Although he is considered as a selfish, timid little boy who "won't stand up for himself " (Hosseini 24), he never loses his kindness and the human nature of good. Amir eventually faces and beats up his fears. And he also proves that "there is a way to be good again "(Hosseini 290) if a good person with truly heart and guilt.
             At the very beginning chapters of the book, Amir tells his first sin of killing her mother when she gives birth. "I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not? After all, I had killed his beloved wife, his beautiful princess, hadn't I? The least I could have done was to have had the decency to have turned out a little more like him. But I hadn't turned out like him "(Hosseini 19). Amir does not get much love from Baba at first, and he realizes about this may be the main reason. The ignorant from Baba built up Amir's selfish for the strong desire of Baba's love. He then tries his all best to want Baba's attention like showing his talent on literature for writing a story. However, the real and significant turning point in this relation due the winning of the kite tournament. All Amir thinks of during the kite fighting is his guilt for growing up as a disappointing son who is unlike Baba himself. He is full of energy and feels much confident than any year's competition before. "I was going to win, and I was going to run that last kite.

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