Discrimination In The Kite Runner

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Amir and Hassan are in a different social class of not just based on their wealthy and poor but the ethnic that represent the separation and the racism in Afghanistan. In Afghan society there are many criticism of how other Muslims help other Muslims but other Muslims treated other Muslims unfairly. Amir is a Pashtuns which is a high population living in Afghanistan and Hassan is a Hazaras in a lower population. Throughout the novel, Amir found his mother’s old history book and found chapters about the Harazas are the blames and enemies to the Pashtuns. “The book said that my people had killed the Hazaras, driven them from their lands, burned their homes, and sold their homes, and sold their women. The book said part of the reason Pashtuns had oppressed the Hazaras was that Pashtuns were Sunni Muslims, while Hazaras were Shi’a. The book said a lot of things I didn’t know, things my teachers hadn’t mentioned. Things Baba hadn’t mentioned either. It also said some things I did know, like that people called Hazaras mice-eating, flat-nosed, load-carrying donkeys. I had heard some of the kids in the …show more content…
Since Afghanistan is around the borders to other countries including China, the Afghan people aren’t allowed to destroy their ethnic race of Pashtun. Since Amir and Hassan both accept their ethnic and social class but in Kabul have issues, mostly Assef who is extreme racist and hatred which views him as a Taliban in a young age. He is against Hassan for been a Hazaras and since Assef and Amir are in the same social class and ethnic, Assef is still against Amir for been a supporter with Hassan. Assef is one of the characters who separates Amir and Hassan relationship which shows Amir’s jealousy and betrayal to Hassan because he can’t handle the struggle of becoming weak in Afghanistan because mostly people are with Assef’s

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