Throughout The Kite Runner, The
relationship between Amir and Baba always has their ups and downs in the novel.
At the beginning of the book, the narrator tells us that Amir is looking for respect
and approval of his father, Baba. Although, Baba feels that his son is not living
up to his social, cultural, and physical expectations that he had. This novel revolves
around redemption and disloyalty. “Redemption is the act of saying or being
saved from sin, error or evil, which the main character Amir seems to need the
most.” Amir lives with that guilt he has caused up over the years. Amir’s
fathers words still echo through his head “A boy who won’t stand
up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything”(PG24). Even
though Amir destroyed the lives of many, God gives him more than one
opportunity to redeem himself again, and not make him the selfish little boy he
once was. Amir eventually fulfill his father expectation by winning the kite
tournament in Kabul, traveling back to Afghanistan to get Hassan child, Sohrab,
and standing up against general Taheri.