Hassan does everything for Amir, most specifically, he runs his kites, and when the town bully wants to steal that kite, Hassan resists even in the face of unspeakable violence. He resists for Amir whom he loves with his whole heart. Amir witnesses this struggle, but he does nothing; he runs away since “he was just a Hazara, wasn’t he?” (Hosseini 77). Amir has always believed, deep down, that his father favored Hassan, a Hazara, the dirt of Afghan society, over him, his own son. Seeing Hassan reduced to that level of baseness is perversely satisfying for him.
Lastly, in Rahim Khan’s final note, he states that Baba was a tortured soul, just like Amir himself (put quote here). Amir always idolized his father, doing almost anything for his father’s love and affection. However, in the end, they were always more similar than he ever thought. Amir’s dream of fighting the same bear as his father demonstrates that he has become like his father, who he previously thought that he was nothing like. When he has the dream, it shows that he is strong enough to seek redemption.
Amir remembers this dream of being lost at the moment when Assef and his friends have immobilized Hassan to the ground without his jeans. Wali tells them that his father is of the view what they are thinking about to do Hassan is evil, but Assef says he’s just a Hazara. They refuse to do so, but agree to hold down Hassan. Assef raises Hassan’s exposed backside into the air and takes down his own jeans. Amir thinks of doing something, but runs away instead.
At this time at the beginning of the movie, we do not know the age of Amir or Hassan just that they are young boys. The first big act of friendship is when indeed, Hassan tells Amir “for you a thousand times over,” when he goes to run the kite for him after their big win. Even though Hassan is Amirs families servants son, they grew up to be best of friends up until this point. “ "I know," he said, breaking our embrace. "Inshallah, we 'll celebrate later.
If you make a move, they’ll have to change your name from Assef ‘the Ear Eater’ to ‘One-Eyed Assef,’ because I have this rock pointed at your left eye”. Hassan is always willing to protect Amir and others who are unable to fight back because he, more than anyone, knows what it is like to be bullied. Even willing to take abuse from Amir (e.g., when Amir throws pomegranates at Hassan (p. 92-93), when Hassan takes the blame for stealing Amir’s presents (p. 105)), he refuses to sink to anybody else’s level of character
Amir realized his mistake and goes back to Afghanistan to get Hassan 's son, Sohrab. It took a long time for him to explain to people why he wanted to take that fragile Hazara boy to United States with him, but he was supported by many people who never thought Hazaras as a low caste. Amir had risked his life when he went into the hands of the Taliban to rescue Sohrab. Just like him, Hans Hubermann in " The Book Thief" aided a Jew while a March to the concentration camps. He was whipped brutally by the Nazi followers, which made him think if he had done something wrong in doing the right.
It had gotten to the point where Amir went through with the kite flying with Hassan just to receive his father’s approbation. The main character had to manage his father’s neglect while growing up. All Amir really wants is to be “looked at, not seen, listened to, not heard” (Hosseini 65), and while this conflict shapes the way that Amir grew up, readers are exposed
“The curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either.”, Amir does not see Hassan as his equal, which makes Babas admiration for Hassan infinitely worse. Jealousy is fear at its most powerful standing over you like Babas metaphorical bear. Endlessly it nags away at Amir making him more cruel and more infantile by the day, as it starts to smash his head against the wall of his fathers constant dismay, gazing upon nothing but Hassan ascending that same wall with ease and grace. Earning smiles, content looks and fond gazes by the almighty Baba. “If I changed my mind and asked for a bigger fancier kite, Baba would buy it for me - but then he’d buy it for Hassan too.
His shame for being so selfish and cowardly, while Hassan always was faithful to him. Amir wanted to get rid of Hassan. Therefore, he planted his new watch and some Afghani bills under Hassan’s mattress. He thought Baba would condemn him for this. Although he knew that Amir betrayed him, Hassan said to Baba that he stole the watch and the money.
As the alledged son of Baba’s servant he was constantly around Amir and looked up to his cowardly friend the way a dog would. Even as Amir took advantage of him and caused him to fall in the path of danger, Hassan’s devotion didn’t falter and his beliefe that Amir saw him as a friend and would do the same for him was his ultimate downfall. Because he refused to see Amir’s own downfalls Hassan found himself all alone when he faced Assef in that alley way and then later when he faced the men that killed both him and his wife. These qualities that make up Hassan make up a part of all humans but at high levels they become potent to our lives and cause us to stumble blindly in the shadows of others who only have their own interests in