“Redemption in The Kite Runner ” There comes a time in every man’s life when he makes a decision that is going to cause him to seek for redemption for the rest of his days. It is not until he reaches that point of redemption that he can rest peacefully with the mistakes he has made. Redemption is one of the most important themes we see in The Kite Runner through Amir and Baba. Their reasons for seeking redemption come from things that they did to Hassan. Amir’s incident was allowing Hassan to be brutally raped by Assef. The mistake Baba made was having an affair with Sanaubar and being the father of Hassan. Redemption can be sought for and never reached such as Baba’s case or it can take numerous years and a brutal beating such as Amir’s case. In Baba’s life, he runs into a few conflicts with trying to seek redemption. The first is the conflict that arises between Hassan and Amir. The question arises from Amir to Baba about getting new servants. Baba responded to Amir by telling him, “You bring me to shame. And Hassan … Hassan’s not going anywhere, do you understand?” (90).
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