In The Kite Runner, what would be some good quotes on redemption?   I'm doing a Literary Analysis on The Kite Runner.  I decided to do it on the theme of redemption.  I'm thinking of focusing on...

In The Kite Runner, what would be some good quotes on redemption?

 

I'm doing a Literary Analysis on The Kite Runner.  I decided to do it on the theme of redemption.  I'm thinking of focusing on Amir's quest for redemption.  However, I need quotes. Anyone know good quotes about redemption in the book?

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The novel is basically the story of Amir's attempt to redeem himself after betraying his childhood friend and half-brother (as he later learns) Hassan. The early chapters of the novel recount the tragedy in which Amir abandoned Hassan to abuse instead of helping to stop it. Later chapters show Amir's attempts to return to Afghanistan and make up for his wrongs by rescuing Hassan's son Sohrab.

Due to this narrative structure, most of the quotes explicitly about redemption will be found later in the book. However, the first chapter introduces Amir's objective when Rahim Khan calls to tell him, "

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"Earlier that morning, when I was certain no one was looking, I did something I had done twenty-six years earlier: I planted a fistful of crumpled money under a mattress." (242)

 

"It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything all right. It didn't make anything all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird's flight. But I'll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting." (371)

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