*Introduction of Khalid Hosseini- draw parallel between his own life and Amir's. (outside source here) *Thesis- (rough) Amir's endeavor for true redemption within himself is ultimately meant with success.
Topic sentence- Early in the novel, Amir's actions, or lack there of, cause a seemingly unliftable burden that he spends the rest of the novel overcoming.
CD1- Watching the rape and doing nothing. Effect of this is a detachment to Hassan because of guilt.
Com1- In the car when they are talking about the kite tournament, Amir get sick. When the scene is over, he imagines Hassan's pant's laying in the alley (84). CD2- Introduction of the dream Hassan had. "There was a monster in the lake. It had grabbed Hassan by the ankles, dragged him to the murky bottoms. I was that monster" (86).
CD3- General health goes down the hill.
Com1- "That was the night I became an insomniac" (86). "I had just half eaten my lunch " (86). Ext. Com1.2- His physical body as well as his mind are so overcome with guilt, he can barely function.
Topic sentence- The turning point in Amir's attempts for rescue is when he makes the decision to travel back to Kabul.
CD1- Receives letter from Rahim Khan. He sees a way out of the guilt and a path to redemption. He takes it.
Com1- Once he arrives in Pakistan, he learns his true relationship with Hassan, Half-brothers.
Com1.2- Feels more guilt but he also feels an obligation.
Super conflict---- Hassan is dead can he still be redeemed?
Hassan is a loving person, saving his kid would do it.
CD2- Amir gets the crap beat out of him for Sohrab. "I hadn't been happy and I hadn't felt better, not at all. But I did now (289).
Topic sentence- It becomes entirely prevalent that Amir feels redemption in the last few pages of the novel.
CD1- He runs like Hassan.
CD2- "I ran with the wind blowing in my face, and a smile on my lips. I ran. (371).