Individuals broaden their understanding of life through the various journeys taken. Journeys allow individuals to have an insight into themselves, and the reality of the world we live in. The texts “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, Amir’s journey of self discovery is shown by the guilt that he felt for Hassan. “Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore illustrates the journey taken by Salvatore to explore the inner journey of himself. “The Motorcycle Diaries” by Walter Salles portrays a life long journey taken by Guevara and Albert to explore the injustice of the world. These three texts offer significant viewpoints on identity and the world we live in.
Journey of self discovery is shown throughout the book called “The Kite Runner”. The Character Amir Embarks on a Journey of redemption, and realises that he was a coward. “I ran because I was a coward. I was afraid of Assef” the repetitions of the letter “I” emphasises Amir’s learning of his cowardice. Amir’s search for identity was also influenced by friends and family. There was a point when Amir was confused if him and Hassan were friends. Amir says, "But he's not my friend! I almost blurted. He's my servant!" From Amir’s society, Racism against the Hazara confused Amir for a true identity of friendship. Amir's identity was also formed by the obsession that he wanted Baba to love him. Baba been such a liberal who had lived by his own rules Amir could only wish that he could make Baba proud. “No, Baba, I said, desperately not wanting to disappoint him again.” The Narrator uses first person to tell a story from the inside which makes the viewpoint is very personal. In the end Amir’s identity had come true Baba accepting him as a son. Through the journey Amir learns that the world is not forgiving as his actions of not helping Hassan when needed has resulted in the guilt. The guilt of not helping was not eased until he took upon the journey to rescue Sohrab as he sees it as an opportunity to make things right...
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