Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Amir and Hassan come from two radically different worlds. One Pashtun the other Hazzara, one shia one sunni, one rich one poor, one a master the other a servant. Yet these two people are friends, to the extent that their culture allows, friends that shape one another. Amir for instance is more aware of hazzara problems through being bullied along with Hassan by the local ruffians. this is a situation that they face together and that Amir would not be in if he was not friends with Amir. In the same way Hassan would not be able to read stories if he did not have Amir, he would be ignorant of the past of Afghanistan and just another "Hazzara" without these stories. These are just some of the ways that these children have been shaped by each other.