Hassan and Amir are best friends, or as Amir likes to look at it, Hassan is someone whose there and has his back no matter what, but they’re not friends because back then to be associated with a Hazara was like social suicide. Hassan acts as Amir’s servant, he is illiterate and because of Amir’s advantage to read and write Hassan worships him for that. When a bully comes after the two of them Hassan stands up for Amir and defends him with his slingshot. Amir however never repays Hassan for his kindness and self-sacrifice, in fact, when the town bullies return to get revenge on Hassan they physically assault him and Amir watches while it happens and does nothing. Hassan knows that Amir did nothing and because...
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...However, several Uzbeks have become successful businessmen and skilled artisans. Uzbek social structure is patriarchal and leaders having the title beg, arbab or khan enjoy considerable power. The Uzbeks have no hesitation marrying with Uzbek and Tajik, but are averse to nuptial relations with Pashtuns.
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