Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions. The substantial thing about Hassan was that he remained a truly good and genuine person, even though he had his fair share of hard times. Even years later, after being driven out of the house by Amir and growing up to live his own life, Hassan never thought of holding a grudge against Amir, making him truly admirable. Hassan married a woman named Farzana and they conceived a child together. Hassan named his son ‘Sohrab”, after Amir’s and his favourite book when they were little, highlighting that Amir remained very important to him.
Amir acts as the narrator and protagonist of the novel written by Khaled Hosseini. Although he deviates from being an affectionate character at the beginning of the novel, throughout the story the reader gains more insight on his compassionate side. He expresses his conflicting feelings regarding his father, Baba, along with his childhood playmate, Hassan. Amir recognizes Hassan’s lower place in society and becomes jealous of the way Baba treats Hassan. Amir is a conflicted character because of his clashes between his emotions and his rational.
Amir made Hassan do things Hassan didn’t actually feel like doing. Firing walnuts to the neighbour’s dog, for instance. Ali always got mad at Hassan when he caught them, but Hassan never told Ali that it was Amir’s idea. Amir also took advantage of Hassan’s illiteracy for his own pleasure. Amir used to read poems, riddles and stories to Hassan, but he sometimes changed the stories and Amir teased him with words Hassan didn’t know the meaning
The character that displayed the most loyalty was Hassan. Hassan was Amir’s servant and friend. Hassan would do everything that Amir asked him to and took the blame when anything happened. He wanted to stay by Amir’s side forever. He could not hold a grudge even after he was raped, writing friendly letters addressed to Amir about his life.
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are some very intriguing comparisons and stark differentiations between the father and son, Hassan and Sohrab. The two are both victims of sexual abuse, they both save Amir from harm, and yet their childhoods and personalities are very different. Hassan and Sohrab are sexually abused by the same man, Assef. When Hassan and Amir compete together in the kite flying tournament, everything starts out perfectly. They work together as a team and manage to cut everyone else’s kites out of the sky.
The connection between the relationships of Hassan and Amir and then Amir and Sohrab thrive off of the conflicts and the recurring motifs throughout the novel. Amir lived his redemiton and his loyalty through Sohrab, trying to make what he did to Hassan feel like less of a burden on his shoulders. There are many different ways for one to redeem themselves, but there is no better way to show loyalty than to be present in a time of
He had let his best friend, Hassan, be tortured and neither supported or defended him. The experience left a scar on both Hassan and Amir. Amir’s father’s words echo in his mind as he recalls the experience, “A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything” (Hosseini, 2003). By the end of the novel, Amir finally learns stands up and earns the redemption
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
Amir’s particular body language shows that he wants this deed to be seen by no one. Thus, glancing towards either direction to make sure that ‘the coast is clear’. He deprives Hassan and Ali from the house they have served faithfully for a long time, thereby stealing the truth from Hassan and depriving them of a home they knew well. Amir is driven by both the greed for his father’s attention and the guilt of being helpless when Hassan was raped. The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend.
Hassan was portrayed as a loyal, compassionate, and selfless friend throughout the story. However, after being raped, he lost interest in the things he once loved. Despite that, he was always put in a good light and was extremely forgiving of Amir’s actions, and he could not hold a grudge.