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Guilt and Redemption

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  1. Guilt and Redemption Miguel, Samantha, Joel

  2. Thesis • In “The Kite Runner, guilt and the pursuit of redemption are what drive Amir to go to such extremes to find a “way to be good again.”.”

  3. Passage 1 • “For you, a thousand times over.”

  4. Passage 2 • “I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide who I was going to be. I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan – the way he’d stood up for me all those times in the past – and accept whatever would happen to me. Or I could run.In the end, I ran.”

  5. Passage 3 • “I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not? After all, I had killed his beloved wife, his beautiful princess, hadn't I? The least I could have done was to have the decency to have turned out a little more like him.”

  6. Passage 4 • “I think that everything he did, feeding the poor, giving money to friends in need, it was all a way of redeeming himself. And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good”

  7. Passage 5 • “I didn’t want any of it – It was all blood money; Baba would have never thrown me a party like that if I hadn't won the tournament.

  8. Guilt Event 1 • When Amir was born, his mother died, but Amir thinks it’s his fault.

  9. Guilt Event 2 • When Hassan stood up for Amir when Assef was bullying them. Assef said that Hassan was “nothing more than a servant

  10. Guilt Event 3 • Hassan was raped by Assef, while Amir was watching from afar. Amir could have something, but he didn’t

  11. Guilt Event 4 When Amir stashed the money and the watch underneath Hassans bed. Baba then asked Hassan if he stole from Amir, Hassan then took blame for this and agreed that he stole

  12. Guilt Event 5 • Baba had two sons, Hassan and Amir. He wasn’t able to socially love both of them equally.

  13. Guilt Event 6 • As a final act of redemption, Amir goes back to Afghanistan and rescues Sohrab from the taliban. He ends up facing the leader of the division in Kabul, who ends up being Assef.

  14. Guilt Setting • Amir and Hassan talked about how the alley was a dark scary place to be around. Amir feels guilty for watching Hassan get raped in the dark alley and not standing up for him, which represents "Guilt and Redemption". If you hear somebody talking about a dark alley way you don't think of unicorns and rainbows. You automatically know it's a bad place where people have gotten hurt before. 

  15. Amir • This character is guilt driven, everything he does is followed by guilt. And only by the end of the book does he redeem himself.

  16. (>^_^)> ASSIGNMENT! <(^_^<) • Draw your best possible visual representation of Guilt and Redemption.