The Kite Runner Themes

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Hassan - The Kite Runner
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How is Amir's narrative voice used to characterise himself?
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The Kite Runner Themes
1 Forgiveness
2 Redemption- "There is a way to be good again"
2.1 Moral Standard Amir Must meet is set early in the novel
2.1.1 "And where is he headed?" Baba said " A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything."
2.1.1.1 As a boy, Amir fails to stand up for himself. As an adult, he can only redeem himself by proving he has the courage to stand up for what is right.
2.2 Amir's quest to redeem himself makes up the heart of the novel.
2.2.1 Guilt regarding Hassan.
2.2.2 Personal feeling of responsibility for mothers death.
2.2.3 Guilt drives the climatic events of the story
2.3 Statement confirms the concept of free will and personal choice as the way to redemption
2.4 True redemption comes from restoring one's own sense of self worth and goodness as a human being
2.4.1 Everyone is entitled to redemption; even Sanaubar
3 Identity "I became what I am today at the age of twelve"
3.1 Amir sense of guilt pervades every aspect of his life

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