Justice in The Kite Runner
In the book the Kite Runner, justice is something that isnâ€™t honored by the characters. They just let problems repeatedly go on until no one cares to mention it. Amir, the protagonist sees his servant being molested yet he says nothing in order to get justice. At first he believes that peoplesâ€™ needs of justice are nonequivalent, then he discovers that everyone has an equal need for justice, and finally his search for justice creates an underlying theme of acceptance.
Amir at first believes that not all people deserve equal justice. Amirâ€™s servant gets raped by the neighborhood bully, but Amir does not say anything about it He did not feel that his servantâ€™s right to justice, was equal to his own. Amr could have told someone what would happen, and retrieve justice for his servant but he chose to keep his mouth shut for fear of being attacked by the neighborhood bully. Amir feels that his whims are more important than the needs of his servant because his servant is a second class citizen and is not affected by the same rules as normal people. Amir does not see justice as an equal oppurtunity.
When Amir gets older, he discovers that all people should have equal justice. Because he realizes that he was wrong, Amir sets out to retrieve justice for his servant. Amir understands that people from all walks of life are the same and are deserving of equal justice. Therefore he acquires justice for his servant by confronting the neighborhood bully and adopting his servantâ€™s son. Amir understands that all people deserve equal justice, therefore he gets justice for those who have been wronged.
Because of the search for justice the theme of acceptance can easily be seen. Speciffically, accepting people who are different than you are and understanding that even though you are different, you are the same in some areas. The search for justice in the book brings people together based off of their differences instead of driving them apart.
Amir first believed that not all people were entitled to equal justice, then he grows up and realizes that Â everyone is entitled to justice, Â and the Â search for justice in the entire book points out the theme of acceptance.According to the Kite Runner, justice brings us together.