Rose and Thorn

Topics: Friendship, Khaled Hosseini, Hazara people Pages: 3 (956 words) Published: May 21, 2013
Rose and Thorn
A friend is someone that you can trust, depends on, and turns to for help. A friend is someone who will be there for you no matter what. An anonymous author once said "The only rose without a thorn is friendship." This tells us that a true friendship is pure love, and it has no condition of any kind. In the first part of the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini writes ­about how two young boys, Amir and Hassan grow up in the Afghanistan. Amir, who is the son of a Pashtun affluent (Vocab) businessman Baba, is always seeking Baba’s attention. Hassan is the son of Baba’s Hazara servant, Ali. In addition, Hassan is also the servant of Amir. They grow up, play, and get into trouble with each other. However, something terrible happens to Hassan, which changes their relationship and their lives forever. Hassan is always loyal to Amir and he is willing to do anything for Amir. On the other hand, Amir is not so sure about his relation with Hassan because they have too many differences. Amir and Hassan act like friends when they are alone, but their relationship is complicated by their inequalities, and their relationship ends because of betrayal (Vocab). Amir and Hassan are great friends when they are alone with each other. They do everything together and they support each other. For example, when Amir and Hassan take a shortcut through the military barrack to go back home, a group of soldiers comes out. The soldiers stop Amir and Hassan, and they talk dirty language about Hassan’s mother to make fun of him. (Coor) Amir takes Hassan away, and he puts his arm around Hassan to comfort him. Amir pulls Hassan closer to make him feel better and he lets Hassan rest his head on Amir’s shoulder despite their social status. (7) Amir shows himself as a great friend to Hassan, and he cares about Hassan. Amir and Hassan are also childhood playmates. To illustrate, Amir and Hassan save their weekly allowances for months, so that they can make their own kites for...
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