The Kite Runner Essay

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Redemption is something that has always been portrayed through movies as some sort of revenge and violence, but “The Kite Runner” written by Khaled Hosseni connects redemption with the circularity of events throughout the book without having someone killed off to end the story. This book written by Khaled Hosseini includes many important aspects of human nature such as betrayal and deception, but these aspects are well hidden behind the storyline, making it a great book. Redemption in this book is certainly very important and connects very often with the circularity of the book, as the story is essentially based on characters choosing to or not to redeem themselves for their mistakes, which also connects with the location of where these characters are doing trying to do this along with the consequences of not achieving redemption for these mistakes. First of all, karma is closely related in The Kite Runner along with circularity and redemption. Baba deceived his close friend Ali when he slept with his wife and had a child with her, who was named Hassan. Baba wanted to redeem himself for “stealing” Ali’s son, and also his wife. To do this, Baba would often do good deeds such as build orphanages and also treat Hassan and Ali with care. Rahim Khan, who is one of Baba’s closest friend and may also be the only one to know about him and Hassan pointed out Baba’s will to redeem himself. He said “ I think that everything he did, feeding the poor, giving money to friends in need, it was all a way of redeeming himself. And that, I believe is what true redemption is” (Hosseini 263). Even though he tried to redeem himself through good deeds, he never truly revealed his real relationship with Hassan with whom he did wrong to, Ali. Because of this, he never truly redeemed himself for the betrayal and deception of his friend. So where does karma and circularity come into play? Baba was a man who had been doubted on at first about his abilities to become successful. People...
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