Friendship, Amir, and Hassan Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner”

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Essay #: 064816
Total text length is 5,802 characters (approximately 4.0 pages).

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Friendship, Amir, and Hassan Khaled Hosseini’s "The Kite Runner"
The Kite Runner is a disturbing book in many ways. One of the most disturbing parts of the book has to do with the relationship between Amir and Hassan. Amir is the main character of the novel. Hassan is Amir’s servant. Both are the same age. They are also friends. Their friendship is what is most disturbing. Their friendship is disturbing because it is not a normal friendship. Amir is always misusing his power over Hassan – toying with his mind and body. Hassan, on the other hand, is a loyal friend who offers no resistance. If he disapproves of the way Amir treats him, it is not mentioned explicitly. The relationship is made further interesting because of the literary dreams...
The end:
.....demonstrates that the major reason why Amir and Hassan’s relationship is disturbing is because Amir has a bad imagination, while Hassan has a good imagination. The disturbing nature of the relationship between the two is no-ones fault. Amir cannot help that he has a bad imagination. Hassan cannot help that he has a good imagination. The clash of these two imaginations is most powerfully seen in the rape scene. Indeed, the rape haunts Amir for the rest of his life. The reason that Amir is haunted by the rape is because it was a very physical act – and as this essay has argued – Amir is unable to separate his imagination from the physical world.
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