Does Amir redeem himself at the end of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini?

Amir redeems himself at the end of The Kite Runner when he adopts Hassan’s son Sohrab. His friend Rahim Khan even acknowledges that there “is a way to be good again,” which is a clear signal that Amir can win redemption by raising Sohrab. Amir also announces that the child is actually his nephew, thereby embracing Hassan as his own brother, and forcefully tells his father-in-law never to refer to Sohrab as a lower-class Hazara child.

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Amir redeems himself at the end of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini when he adopts Hassan’s son Sohrab. Amir goes back to the Middle East to get Sohrab and bring him to the United States. He adopts the boy and, along with his wife Soraya, raises him as their own child.

Even his friend Rahim Khan, who has known him since Amir was a baby, says to him over the phone when he calls Amir to ask that he come to see him in Pakistan, “There is a way to be good again.” This is a clear signal that Amir’s actions going forward can win his redemption, depending on what he does.

He then proceeds to tell the story of his boyhood and the actions that have haunted him throughout his life and cause his search for redemption.

Although Amir is reluctant at first to face his past, he does travel to Pakistan to see Rahim Khan. He decides to take Sohrab back to America and raise the boy. Importantly, in addition to raising Sohrab, Amir announces that the child is actually his nephew, the son of his...

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