How is this quote an example of redemption?"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...

How is this quote an example of redemption?

"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."

(chapter 19, page 242)

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Amir retraces his earlier missteps by repeating an act which he had done more than a quarter of a century before. One of Amir's greatest sins had been the false accusation of Hassan for stealing his birthday money and watch. Amir had planted the items under Hassan's mattress where they would be found. His hope was for Baba to punish Hassan; instead, Baba forgave him. Amir repeats this act again, this time leaving money under Farid's mattress--a conscious decision that will both help the poor Afghani family and ease Amir's own conscience.

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