Monday, 11 April 2016

The Kite Runner-Chapter 1-5

In The Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan are very influential towards each other.  They both have a certain admiration and friendship for each other that they've had since birth.  Amir is shaped by Hassan so far by his jealousy towards him.  So far, Amir behaves jealousy towards anyone recieving Baba's affection.  His relationship with Hassan only makes this clearer.  Though Hassan perceives himself to be Amir's best friend, Amir feels Hassan, being a servant is beneath him.  Because of this, Amir tries to assert himself by passive-aggressively attacking Hassan by, for example, mocking Hassan's ignorance, or playing tricks on him.  Additionally, Amir doesn't learn to assert himself against anyone else because Hassan always defends him.  Hassan is shaped by Amir because as his servant, he grows up in a particular role which defines him as a person because of his dedication to Amir.  Hassan's personality has built on the idea that he must serve and help others in order to stay true to himself.  Because of Amir's teasing, he proves himself to be quite innocent so far in the novel.


  1. There is friendship between the two boys but Amir will never accept it because of the hierarchy and the way they were brought up, also I never thought of Hassan making sacrifices for others in order to stay true to himself.

  2. I agree with your point about Amir thinking Hassan is beneath him because he is a servant. I noticed that he feels the same way when he is reading to Hassan, due to the fact that he can't read and he doesn't have a great vocabulary, he feels the need to tease Hassan, which shows how low he thinks of him.