Controversial Issues In The Kite Runner

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A controversial issue in this book is rape. Amir witnesses Hassan being raped and does not do anything to prevent it. When Amir and Baba are fleeing Kabul, Baba stops the rape of a woman in the truck with them while Amir sits back begging him to be quiet. Amir does not agree with rape, but he does not know how to stand up for himself or other people which is why he remains silent.
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