An Analysis of Amir’s Suffering over that of Hassan in “The Kite Runner”

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Essay #: 060660
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An Analysis of Amir’s Suffering over that of Hassan in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
In beginning, in “The Kite runner” by Khaled Hosseini one can realize how two young boys from different class structures interact when they are living within the social and political turmoil of Afghanistan. In effect, Amir is a boy who comes a higher class in the caste system and has all of the privileges of his class in tact, even when they compete in kite running games. His friend, Hassan is from the lower classes of “Hazara” that are servants to Amir and his family. However, Amir uses jealousy as a way to trick and deceive Hassan because he is the faster kite runner and suffers horribly because of his disloyalty over the years. In essence, Amir...
The end:
.....Amir over Hassan has been argued because of the long-term guilt he must endure for betraying his friend. Jealousy was the primary reason why Amir suffers for many long years because of abandoning Hassan, but this would not have happened if he had known he was his brother. Amir would not be as evil as to allow this to happen, even if he had betrayed him under the class bigotry in Baba’s household. While Amir might have be jealous of Hassan’s kite running, he would have avoided years of suffering and guilt if he had known Hassan was his brother. In this way, he would not have betrayed Hassan, yet he suffered a great deal more over the years because of his actions.
Work Cited:
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead Books, 2004.