How do you feel about Amir?
Personally, I don't like Amir because he is very selfish and an unkind person. I believe that Amir tries to impress his father so much that he forgets about other things like Hassan. Amir and Hassan have been close friends for their whole lives and Hassan had always been there for Amir when he needs it. This is shown early on in the book when Amir says, "Hassan never wanted to, but if I asked, really asked, he wouldn't deny me. Hassan never denied me anything" (4). This is showing a strong bond between each other and it shows how loyal Hassan is towards Amir. Also when Amir begins to write his short stories, Hassan would always be there to support him and listen to him read them out loud. I don't think Amir has recognized all the positive things that Hassan has done for him and now all Amir wants to do is make sure he is Babas favorite. Later on in the book, Amir and Hassan's relationship is going downhill when Amir refers, "there was a monster in the lake. It had grabbed Hassan by the ankles, dragged him to the murky bottom. I was that monster" (91). This is showing that Amir has not lived up for when he watched Hassan get rapped by Assef in the alley. In this situation, it shows that Amir is a coward because he did not try and stop the rape and instead he watched it happened and then ran away. Every since the rape seen, Hassan and Amir spent less time together. Amir still could not live up for what he did and he couldn't sleep at night, so he thought it was time for Hassan to leave. After Amir's birthday, he received many gifts that he referred them to as blood money. Instead of keeping the gifts he took them to Hassan's living quarters and put them under his mattress so he could frame Hassan for stealing them. In the end, Amir tells Baba that Hassan stole his presents and then moments later, Ali and Hassan were no longer their servants. Overall, Amir is very selfish because he never realizes that Hassan does so much for him and Amir back stabs Hassan for not standing up for him when it is most needed.