What are some quotations from "The Kite Runner" about the effect or result of Amir's need for redemption?I'm doing a cause and effect essay in English class and i need some help on my effect...

What are some quotations from "The Kite Runner" about the effect or result of Amir's need for redemption?

I'm doing a cause and effect essay in English class and i need some help on my effect paragraph. If u can find some quotes on the results of Amir's redemption it would really help.

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One of the recurring quotes of The Kite Runner is mentioned in the first chapter. It is something that Rahim Khan has told Amir during his telephone call urging him to come back to visit him in Pakistan. It is repeated later by Rahim at his home in Peshawar, and the reason, he tells Amir, that his young friend must return to Kabul.

"There is a way to be good again."

It refers, of course, to the course of action Amir must take to atone for his sin against Hassan: He must find Sohrab and bring him to safety.

In the final chapter, Amir repeats a phrase that he has heard Hassan tell him many times before. This time, it is Amir who says it--to Sohrab. He offers to run the kite for Sohrab, in remembrance of Hassan.

"For you, a thousand times over."

Another quote that sums up Amir's need for redemption comes during his beating at the hands of Assef. At every stroke of Assef's brass-knuckled punches, the harder Amir laughs. The pain that he is receiving is atonement for his past, and Amir seems to enjoy it.

I hadn't been happy, and I hadn't felt better, not at all. But I did now. My body was broken--just how badly I wouldn't find out until later--but I felt healed. Healed at last. I laughed.
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