The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

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Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, from minor to major mistakes. But the most important part is not the mistake itself, but how hard that person is trying to fix that mistake. This also applies to the novel The Kite Runner. The story revolves around the main character Amir, and his childhood friend, Hassan. After Amir came to America with Baba, his father, he still regrets the things he had done to his childhood friend. He left Hassan getting raped by Assef in a small alley in 1975. Thereafter, Amir always feel regret and seeks for redemption. Hosseini -the author, argues that redemption can be achieved by helping others, teach others not to repeat the same mistake and acknowledge your mistake and try to fix it.
Hosseini argues redemption can be achieved by doing good deeds for other people. Baba has been lying to Amir and Hassan, he put Ali to shame by sleeping with Ali’s wife. So Baba wants to do something good for other people to achieve redemption, “In the late 1960s, when I was five or six, Baba decided to build an orphanage” (Hosseini 13). Hosseini states that because Baba had done bad things to Ali as well as Hassan and Amir, he wants to build an orphanage so his family would think good about him Because he had lied to Amir and Hassan, he wants to be a great father in their eyes as well as a great man to everyone. So Baba tries to achieve redemption by building an orphanage for homeless kids. That is not all Baba’s action to achieve redemption, after Baba and Amir got to America, he finds a job at a gas station and saves money to do the last thing for Amir, arrange a wedding for Amir and Soraya, “Baba spent $35,000, nearly the balance of his life savings, on the awroussi, the wedding ceremony” (169), Hosseini proves his ar...

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...his actions and wants redemption. Therefore proves Hosseini’s argument that a person will always achieve redemption if he/she works hard on fixing it.
Hosseini has proven his arguments about redemption can be achieved if a person can help others, tell others not to make the same mistakes as he/she did and most important of all, realize your mistake and try your best to fix it. The most important thing is not the mistake itself, but the way you fix the mistakes, and if you decide to fix it, you have to try hard to achieve redemption. Because everyone make mistakes, even the tiniest one to a major one, mistakes are parts of your life, humans make mistakes in order to move forward and to gain experience. The most important part of all is that you realize your mistakes and try to fix it.

Works Cited

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003. Print.