Kite Runner Pomegranate Tree Analysis

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The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini is a story about a young boy named Amir who is seeking redemption. He does something to his servant Hassan that is unforgiveable. Amir and Hassan was very close friends even though he was Amir servant. Amir and Hassan were antithesis to each other; Hassan was a Hazara, and Amir was a Pashtun. Hassan was loyal and faithful to Amir, but Amir will get jealous of Hassan and treat him wrong. Even though they were from different cultures they spent time with each other a manifold of times. Amir and Hassan will go to the pomegranate tree and Amir will read stories to Hassan, because Hassan could not read. In the book Hosseini uses symbolism with the pomegranate tree to describe the relationship between Amir and Hassan.
Amir and Hassan cultures interfered with their friendship. Amir says, “I was Pashtuns and he was a Hazara, I was Sunni and he was Shi’a and nothing was ever going to change that” (Hosseini 25). Not lonely that they had different cultures they also had different personalities. Hassan was loyal and faithful to Amir no matter what was happening; however, Amir was not
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Hassan would stand up for Amir when Amir would get bullied by Assef; however, Amir would not do the same for Hassan. Even though Amir treated him different they was still close friends. Amir and Hassan will spend a lot of time with each other when Amir came home from school. They would go to the pomegranate tree and eat pomegranates as Amir read stories to Hassan. One summer day Amir craved, “Amir and Hassan the sultans of Kabul” (Hosseini 27). The tree was officially theirs. The stories was what Hassan really loved Hassan would get excited to hear them. Hassan will tell him that he will be greater writer one day and always encourage him. The pomegranate tree changes overtime throughout the novel, and Amir and Hassan relationships changes
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