As young boys, Amir and Hassan enjoyed doing everything together; however, Amir never considers Hassan and him friends, and their personalities are shown to be quite different at this early stage in their life. Amir is a Pashtun and Hassan is a Hazara, which means they have opposite social standings, but Amir spends most of the first twelve years of his life with Hassan anyway. Despite his social-standing and his childhood experiences, Hassan was both physically and mentally stronger than Amir according to Amir’s father, who said...
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...down a kite in the attempt to teach Sohrab about kite running, and thus taking over Hassan’s previous position as the kite runner. This is the key moment where it is shown that Amir has turned into Hassan. After many years of struggling with the past, Amir has overcome his mind and has changed into a better person.
At the beginning of the novel, Amir and Hassan were complete opposites, but as the novel progresses, it is shown how they are one in the same. When Amir was younger, he did not have the caring and faithful qualities like Hassan did, but once he was called upon to take charge of an important situation, he quickly gained those qualities. Amir overcame his past struggles to become more mature and gain those necessary qualities to live an honest life. Hassan brought out the best qualities in Amir, and their unique friendship changed Amir’s life forever.
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