Forgiveness In The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner Essay Sometimes it is better to forgive than it is to forget. Forgiving a person may not always be easy, but it can strengthen a friendship instead of holding a grudge. In The Kite runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are times when you are going to have someone be faithful to you, lie to you, and hurt you. Through it all you still have to be humble and forgive that person, because at the end God still forgives you if you ask him to. In The Kite Runner Amir was always rude and tried to deceive Hassan. Hassan was a Hazara and he always stayed faithful to Amir and Baba. Hassan even says to Amir, “And I dreamt that someday you will return to Kabul to revisit the land of our childhood. If you do you will find an old faithful friend waiting for you.” (Hosseini 218) After all the times Amir treated…show more content…
Baba told Rahim Khan, "I remember he said to me ‘Rahim, a boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up for anything." (Hosseini 221) Baba may have been a little hypocritical when it came to his relationship with Amir, but deep down inside he knew he had to teach Amir how to be a man of his mistakes. Amir could not get forgiveness from Hassan because he was already dead. But what Amir could do is make things right with God first and asking God for forgiveness. Rahim Khan says Amir, “I know that in the end, God will forgive. He will forgive your father, me, and you too. I hope you can do the same. Forgive your father if you can. Forgive me if you wish. But most important, forgive yourself.” (Hosseini 302) God does not hold grudges so neither should Amir. That’s why Amir went back to Kabaul to find Hassan’s son even though he was a Hazara boy. Amir knew from experience that nobody deserved to live a life like how Hassan did especially not his nephew. When Amir found Sohrab he found forgiveness with God
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