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Amir And Hassan. “The Sultans Of Kabuls”

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In The Kite Runner both Amir and Hassan are heroes in their own ways. Amir put his life in danger for Hassan’s son, Sohrab, while Hassan put his in jeopardy for Amir. In his childhood, Amir always wanted Baba to love him only, but Baba felt guilty for the fact that Hassan, his son just like Amir, was living in his house as a servant. Therefore, Baba struggled to show his love for Amir. However, Amir, who did not know that Hassan was his half-brother, thought that Baba did not love him because he killed his wife when she was giving birth to him. Additionally, in Amir’s childhood Baba always questioned Amir‘s abilities, while he praised Hassan’s skills which made Amir bitter toward Hassan. ...view middle of the document...

Although, Amir did not do anything for Hassan when he was watching Assef rape him, he felt guilty for that all his life. He was relieved when Assef was hitting him so sorely. He said to himself “I hadn’t been happy and I hadn’t felt better, not at all. But I did now. My body was broken—just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later―but I felt healed. Healed at last. I laughed (Hosseini 289)”. His entire life Amir felt guilty that Hassan never punished him of being disloyal to him. But when Assef was hitting him, he was relieved. He thought that he was receiving the punishment for being disloyal to Hassan. If Amir was a coward, he would have never felt bad of what he did to Hassan. But his entire life he felt guilty. In addition, he saved the future of Hassan’s son by adopting him. Although he did not take any actions when Assef was raping Hassan, he did take a deed when his wife’s father called Hassan hazara. He replied to his wife’s father when he was calling Sohrab Hazara “You will never again refer to him as ‘Hazara boy’ in my presence. He has a name and it’s Sohrab” (Hosseini 361). Amir was so young when he saw Assef was raping Hassan. He was scared that if he stood up to save Hassan, then there would be a chance that Assef would harm him as well. But when he got older and understood what was wrong and what was right, he immediately stood up for Hassan’s son rights.
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