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How does Hassan View Amir?
As Amir says, “Hassan never denied me anything,” and we watch Hassan again and again think of others before himself (2.2). Hassan covers for Amir when they get in trouble. He defends Amir when the neighborhood bullies threaten them. The boy also serves Amir and Baba with the thoughtless goodwill of a saint.
What is the significance of Hassan’s question about Amir’s story?
Amir recognizes the logic behind Hassan’s question, but he doesn’t appreciate being questioned by an “inferior” Hazara. Hassan’s positive reaction to Amir’s story represents his infatigable loyalty to Amir, even after Amir’s betrayal of him in Chapter 7.
How does Hassan react to Amir’s story about Rostam and Sohrab?
It is the tale of the great warrior Rostam, who mortally wounds his nemesis Sohrab, only to discover that Sohrab is his long-lost son. Hassan loves the story because its tragedy touches his heart, and he ofter cries when Amir reads it. Amir, on the other hand, likes the story for a selfish reason.
What does Hassan say to Amir?
‘For you, a thousand times over! ‘ Amir has just cut the blue kite and won the kite tournament. Hassan’s words, shouted to Amir as Hassan “runs” Amir’s blue kite, reveals Hassan’s unending loyalty and love for Amir.
How does Hassan affect Amir?
Hassan, on the other hand, values Amir’s writing and enjoys Amir’s story-telling. From Amir’s perspective, his friendship with Hassan is filled with tension: He is jealous that Hassan is the type of boy that his father values, but he also loves and values Hassan as the only person who appears to genuinely care for him.
How does Hassan sacrifice for Amir?
Hassan sacrifices himself again when Amir frames him for stealing his new watch, in which Hassan agrees to have stolen. Amir also sacrificed himself to save Sorhab from the Taliban and to take him back to America.
Why does the story make Hassan cry?
Amir mentions that Hassan would always cry after hearing the story. Hassan identifies with the wounded Sohrab throughout the story after Amir falsely accuses him of stealing his gifts. Later on in the novel, Hassan names his son Sohrab after the character in his favorite childhood story.