The eternal loop of guilt and redemption in Khalid Hosseini’s the kite runner and Ian McEwan’s atonement : a psychoanalytical and comparative study

Other Title(s)

عقدة الذنب الأبدية و السعي الى الخلاص في روايتي (عداء الطائرة الورقية)‎ لخالد حسيني و (الكفارة)‎ لإيان ماك إيوين : دراسة مقارنة و تحليل نفسي

Dissertant

al-Sabbagh, Hadil Mazin Khamis

Thesis advisor

Humayndi, Nadiyah

University

Middle East University

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

Guilt occurs when a person sins against himself or against another which provokes the need for atonement to purify one’s soul and achieve salvation.

This study follows the journey of Amir in The Kite Runner (2003) and Briony in Atonement (2001) from feeling tortured by guilt for a sin which was committed in their childhood to the years it took them to understand the serious consequences of their mistakes.

Both characters were burdened with their sins but when they decided to repair the damage and to seek atonement, they found the victims who were offended no longer alive, causing them to spend the rest of their life in an eternal loop of guilt, seeking redemption which they might not achieve.

Amir’s desire for penance, lead him to face his fears and overcome the obstacles to reach salvation.

While Briony’s unforgivable crime forbade her from achieving redemption and her potential of literary writing is her only way for atonement.

Main Topic

Literature

Topics

No. of Pages

80

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Background of the study.

Chapter Two : Review of literature.

Chapter Three : Methodology and procedures.

Chapter Four : Discussion and analysis.

Chapter Five : Conclusions and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Sabbagh, Hadil Mazin Khamis. (2020). The eternal loop of guilt and redemption in Khalid Hosseini’s the kite runner and Ian McEwan’s atonement : a psychoanalytical and comparative study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970883

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Sabbagh, Hadil Mazin Khamis. The eternal loop of guilt and redemption in Khalid Hosseini’s the kite runner and Ian McEwan’s atonement : a psychoanalytical and comparative study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970883

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Sabbagh, Hadil Mazin Khamis. (2020). The eternal loop of guilt and redemption in Khalid Hosseini’s the kite runner and Ian McEwan’s atonement : a psychoanalytical and comparative study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970883

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-970883