Everyone has committed sin, whether it be large or small. After all, it is natural for humans to do, however it is the actions that one takes afterwards to redeemed that commands their fate. The protagonist, Amir, spends his entire life seeking redemption for some inescapable actions of his past. He believes he killed his mother and that his absence is what killed Hassan. Throughout the novel amir struggles with atoning for his sins until he discovers the truth of redemption. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner largely explores the topic of redemption and reveals that it comes from courage and the forgiveness of one’s self.