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This showed the harassment and troubles that the ethnic minorities faced in Afghanistan at the hands of the pathans. After the incident with Hassan, Amir and Hassan moved apart when Amir put some money under Hassan’s pillow and blamed Hassan for stealing. Hassan took the blame and went away with his father while Amir moved to Pakistan, and eventually to America (Hosseini 295). Ali went with Hassan to a mountainous region which was isolated in central Afghanistan and was inhabited by their ethnic race.
Hassan has always been loyal and good-natured. He is rather an innocent child who became a victim of the sexual desires of the rapist who raped him. The story unfolds to the fact that Amir and Hassan have been separated. While Amir is in America living a peaceful life, Hassan spends his whole life and death in Afghanistan in the country which is the focal point of the Soviet invasion and wars, and later the centre of violence of Taliban. Hassan’s father Ali dies due to the violence and Hassan gets married and has a son who is soon sent to orphanage after Hassan and his wife are killed by the Taliban (Hosseini 316).
Hassan’s life has been tragic and innocent throughout and he has seen very less of good things just because he was an ethnic minority living in a violent country like Afghanistan. He spent his best time while he was with Amir in his house as they both played kite running and spent a lot of time together. It was after the rape which leads the change in Hassan’s life and shaped Amir’s guilt of not helping him throughout the story. This shows the ugliest picture of the injustice that the ethnic minorities had to face in Afghanistan. After Hassan leaves Amir’s house, he is forced to serve his rapist who belonged to a rich and powerful family. Hassan cannot take any action against his rape and instead has to dutifully serve the rapist just because he
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He reflects and contemplates on how the past always has a way of coming back in spite of one's determination and struggle to forget and take it out of the mind. This childhood incident has stayed in his mind since and has continued to discomfit him as this instance involves an act that Amir has done upon Hassan, a friend whom Amir constantly refers to as his sole servant and whom he names "the hare lipped kite runner." (Hosseini 2) The main character in this novel who is also the narrator of the story that he tells, Amir has a fortunate background in the most prosperous part of Afghanistan’s capital city.
I need to figure this out. I need to figure out where it all went wrong for me. I fear even bringing the words to this page, because it makes the situation that much more a part of my reality, the one thing I wish most that it wasn’t. The idea of this being part of my personal history, of the story of my life, shakes me to the core and makes my stomach churn.
In this novel, Khaled Hosseini describes how society affects individuals and how individuals similarly struggle to shape their own identities depsite social impositions, through narrating the remarkable friendships of two generations of Pashtuns and Hazaras, Baba and Ali and their children, Amir and Hassan, respectively.
Despite their different backgrounds, two young boys are brought together by destiny and results in friendship between the two. The two endup spending their teen age in different parts of the world however are united later .The two main characters of the novel are namely Aamir, the son of the noble man from those days while the second lead character in the novel is Hassan whose father serves as the servant at Aamir’s house.
The backdrop of this novel is set on a tumultuous events ranging from the Soviet invasion through the fall of monarch in Afghanistan to flee of refugees to the Untied States and Pakistan as well as the upsurge of the Taliban regime (Hosseini 25). This paper will seek to develop a comparison between Amir and Hassan giving their similarities and later provide a detailed analysis of how their differences ruin their relationship.
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Hosseini 63)”, The Kite Runner is essentially about the travails of a gentleman to resuscitate and revive the long lost bonds of friendship and to get over the guilt of silence, through sincerity, sacrifice and love.
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