The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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In Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner,” redemption develops the story plot surrounding Amir, who had lived with regret and guilt for 26 years before he finds a way to redeem himself. Watching his own friend getting rape had became the deeping secret in his heart. A childhood fault had followed him for the rest of his life. Hosseini’s development of such theme controls the plot, the characters, and the structures of the novel. The characters grow through the mistakes they made and learn from their introspections. Hosseini stretches the plot accordingly to make the impact of redemption influential. Although redemption and forgiveness come in side by side, they are not meant to be a true erase for the mistake. There are many plots vary from part to part in the novel. At the beginning, it is the rape of Hassan happens in childhood that started all the betrayal from Amir. Hassan knows Amir saw everything but Hassan chooses not to speak about it. He does nothing to help Hassan and pretends not knowing anything. Hosseini extends the guilt to a max when Amir blames Hassan for stealing where the novel is now a turnaround from friendship to betrayal. The biggest problem comes from Amir, should he be forgiven? Amir is seeking for both redemption and forgiveness from Hassan but cannot get over his own feeling of guilt. His hesitation delays his chance to apologize and redemption. “I had one last chance to make a decision” and “I ran” (Hosseini 2). Redemption puts in effect that even after many years, wrong is wrong that it is never too late to be right again. After Amir and Baba move to America in Amir’s young adulthood due to war- though Hassan is no longer living with them, Amir carries the burden with him everywhere and in everyth... ... middle of paper ... ...n one’s guilt, it is not to erase the mistakes in life. When Amir lives comfortably in America, Hassan and his wife are killed by the Taliban. How can Amir forget about those even though he saves Sohrab? Redemption and forgiveness come in together to lessen the feeling of guilt, but they are not to delete a happened event. All in all, redemption controls the overall plot, characters, and structures as a leading path for the story. It acts like a puppet where redemption is stringing every moment of the novel. Everyone is wrong from the start and redemption is the guidance to fix the wrongs. The theme leads situations go in a circle but end up in redemption. There are many small plots surrounding the big plot, rape of Hassan. The characters learn to fix their mistakes and seek for the right way to redemption. Hosseini develops redemption as an important moral lesson.

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