Her natural involvement in raising Sohrab, however, serves as a completion of Sorayas own personal redemption — she is saving one of the many lost children of Afghanistan — as it does for Amir, making redemption not only achievable but the natural result of its earnest pursuit.
The sins that are committed by the various individuals in the book are largely defined and described by the characters themselves. Their various paths to redemption are equally personal. As the central character and narrator of the novel, this is most visible in Amir; his understanding of his own and of his fathers sins is what drives many of his decisions and attitudes in life, and what causes him to seek redemption in the first place.
Without this drive and the clarity of his perception, redemption might have proved impossible after all.
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