Kite Runner - Comparative Essay Amir To Hassa

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Comparative Essay Hassan’s will to do virtually anything for Amir highlight the imbalance of loyalty in their friendship. Hassan’s constant acts of kindness show us that Hassan is very loyal to Amir but Amir is very selfish. Hassan will do anything Amir asks him to do, “For you a thousand times over” (p.71, Hosseini). This quote is right after the kite running tournament, Amir asks Hassan to run the kite for him. It tells us that Hassan would do anything for Amir, using the word “a thousand” rather than just saying “for you”. It also shows us that later in the plot Hassan will keep his habits as he shows no sign of stopping. It develops the theme of friendship a friend is someone who will help you do anything you ask of them. Amir is very selfish and only does things for his benefit; he never once went out of his way to help Amir when they were kids. “I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide who I was going to be. I could step into that alley, stand up for Hassan-the way he’d stood up for me all those times in the past-and accept whatever would happen to me. Or I could run. In the end, I ran.” This quote is when Hassan is about to be raped. Amir has a choice he can step in and help Hassan and accept the consequences for his friend or let him be raped. Amir selfishly chooses to let him be raped. This shows us that Amir only wants to do what’s right for himself. In this case Amir is treating Hassan like a lamb to sacrifice. He is willing to let Hassan go through anything so that he can keep the kite. This event leads him later on to look for redemption. This quote develops the theme of redemption to show that you cannot run from your past you must face it or have it forever pull you down. Amir and Hassan are good friends but there is an imbalance of loyalty and selflessness. Hassan is clearly devoted to Amir. He will do anything for

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