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Book Review - the Kite Runner

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"For you, a thousand times over." before reading the book, I was simply attracted by this world-famous sentence, which seems full of sincerity. Nevertheless, I was wrong. When I began to read, the view shown by the author was a place that I was not familiar with----Afghanistan, a country with racism and wars. And that sentence which attracts me at the very beginning is a mixture of not only loyalty and trust but also betray and redemption.

The author uses "kite" as an innocent symbol to represent truth, kindness and beauty. The kite is the beginning of Amir's redemption. In the end, Amir opened the heart of Hassan's son and gave a new living environment to him. That is the achievement of Amir's redemption after so many years, though Amir paid it back on Hassan’s son. When guilt leads to good deeds, it is the real salvation. Amir’s road of redemption reminds me of the mistakes we may make in our daily life. It's said that: to err is human, and nobody likes a perfect person. We make errors from time to time. We are likely to forget the small mistakes, since no one blames for us. Barely in the severe situation will lead to our concerns, which enables us to compensate for errors. But I don't think this is the correct way. As the author says in the book, "It's wrong what they say about the past about how you can bury it, because the past claws its way out. The memory will come back and the guilt of errors will flood to you. The best way is to correct the mistakes in the right time. Additionally, even though we can redeem ourselves, we'd better be self-restrained, be consistent and act cautiously. Redemption is a self-rescue, but it should not be the excuse of making errors or hurting anyone.

There are various opinions about the kite and the kite runner. Some say that the kite is Amir and Hassan's common aspiration, representing the sincere friendship and brotherhood. The friendship is Hassan's life-long chasing. Nevertheless, some say that Amir is the kite runner. During childhood, Hassan ran for Amir. When Amir grew up, he chased the kite for Hassan and his son to redeem himself. There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people's eyes. People see what they want to see. If one lacks love and friendship, he may think the pursuit for love is the theme of the book. There is no standard answer. Everyone has its



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