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What would be a good thesis statement with the topic of "Redemption" for the novel The Kite Runner?

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Before writing a thesis statement on the topic of redemption throughout the novel The Kite Runner, it would be best to read the novel while simultaneously searching for specific characters who redeem themselves. Throughout the novel, the characters of Amir and Baba both atone for their past sins and find redemption. Amir atones for his past sins of not intervening while Hassan is being raped and purposefully distancing himself from Hassan. After receiving a call from Rahim Khan, Amir travels to Taliban occupied Kabul to save Hassan's son, Sohrab, before adopting him.

Baba also finds redemption for hiding the fact that he was Hassan's father and neglecting Amir by sacrificing his life in Afghanistan and moving to America. While in America, Baba provides his son with a new life and a second chance. Despite the culture shock and numerous struggles, Baba's selfless decision gives Amir a chance to grow as a person.

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