Kite Runner: Feelings of Guilt

Kite Runner: Feelings of Guilt

  • Submitted By: havinhands
  • Date Submitted: 02/23/2009 3:29 AM
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Amir's feelings of guilt spring from incidents of betrayal throughout only one sin and that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft" Baba illustrates his deduction to atone for his actions using his wealth he builds and orphanage for illegitimate or orphaned children. Baba feeds the poor with his ceremonial lamb money. Baba also using his courage and urge to fight for what is right this is evident when he protects the afghani women from the Russian soldier, "...ill take a thousand of his bullets before I let this indecency take place." Baba's decision to abandon home and his country are an evident sign of sacrifice to secure Amir's long-term welfare and happiness.

Khaled Hosseini’s story of The Kite Runner showed a vast amount of love, trust, and betrayal towards two completely different people. Amir, the son of a wealthy and well-known man in the northern area of Kabul, develops a friendship with one of his servants named Hassan. As years progressed, Amir had a chance to save Hassan but the way he acted affected their lives that led them to follow two separate paths in life.

There is a way to be good again, Amir was suffering and he wanted to relieve him of his guilt; the only way to do this was to have Amir come back to Pakistan and care for Hassan’s only child. After saving Sohrab, Amir no longer felt like a coward. Amir realized that the past could not be changed or altered to how he wanted his life to end up.
He now understood his goal in life and that was to take care of Sohrab. He needed to repay Hassan back for all the good that he has done for him, even though he knew that nobody could live up to the loyalty and trust that Hassan gave him. Amir loved Hassan and wanted to repay him in as many ways as possible; he would have done anything for him if he was still alive today… a thousand times over.

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