Kite Runner; Past Regrets

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Kite Runner; Past Regrets

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The Kite Runner is a book that was written by Khaled Hosseini from a young boy’s perspective named Amir who lived with his father, Baba, and two Hazaras named Ali and Hassan in Kabul, Afghanistan. They lived here during the Russian War and had escaped to America to find peace and happiness. We learn about Amir’s childhood struggles and his efforts to be what his father wanted him to be and to be a good friend like Hassan is to him. Amir knows that Hassan is better than what he deserves; he knows he is guilty through his secrets and his selfishness. Materialistically, Amir and his father had a good life and treated Ali and Hassan quite well, but we discover that there is a reason for the good treatment that they receive from mainly Baba. Amir witnesses a very tragic experience that Hassan is put through with Assef and he does not take a stand. Amir is cowardice unlike Hassan. Although it may seem that Amir is confused with what he should do about what he has done and the secrets that he hides, his final decision will affect the rest of his life. He runs from his past escaping to America in hopes that his guilt will finally be freed. Amir and Hassan are best friends, technically brothers. They have grown up together and spend every day with each other running around playing games and telling as many stories as their hearts desire. They both had the same enemy though. Their enemy was Assef. He was a kid right around their age. Assef always made fun of Hassan for being a Hazara and how he is of a low class. Hassan was such an innocent kid, though he never took a stand against Assef and neither did Amir. The moment that Amir was threatened by Assef, Hassan stood up against him and threatened him with his sling-shot. Amir then realizes that Hassan truly cares and that he has been selfish when it comes to Hassan. Hassan is everything that Amir is not and he would do anything to please Amir. “You should know something about me, Hazara, I’m a very patient person. This...
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