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Hassan runs for the last cut kite, a great trophy, saying to Amir, "For you, a thousand times over.

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He knows that if he fails to bring home the kite, Baba would be less proud of him. It takes Amir many years to atone for how terribly he treated the loyalty and love that Hassan always offered no matter what the circumstances. Protagonist Amir, the narrator of the story, who details his sins against his childhood friend and half-brother, Hassan, as well as how he finally atones for those sins. Both boys are motherless: Amir's mother died in childbirth, while Hassan's mother, Sanaubar, simply abandoned him and Ali. Assef, an older boy with a sadistic taste for violence, mocks Amir for socializing with a Hazara, which according to him, is an inferior race whose members belong only in Hazarajat. Even though Amir has committed these sins, the inner strength that he had all along, but thought was somehow missing from his character, breaks though to allow him to find Sohrab and free him from the clutches of Assef. Amir witnesses the act but is too scared to intervene. In the final analysis, it is a symbol of the loyalty and devotion one shows to the friend he loves. She later returns to Hassan in his adulthood. Khaled Hosseini acknowledged that the character is "an unlikable coward who failed to come to the aid of his best friend" for much of the duration of the story; consequently, Hosseini chose to create sympathy for Amir through circumstances rather than the personality he was given until the last third of the book.

She later returns to Hassan in his adulthood. If there is a Hell, he is bound for it. Sanaubar is Ali's wife and the mother of Hassan. He feels incredibly guilty but knows his cowardice would destroy any hopes for Baba's affections, so he keeps quiet about the incident.

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Antagonist One antagonist is Assef, the bully who rapes Hassan and later becomes a Talib and uses his position to torture and kill people in the name of the government. After being brought to the United States, he slowly adapts to his new life. Baba is diagnosed with terminal cancer but is still capable of granting Amir one last favor: he asks Soraya's father's permission for Amir to marry her. His father was shot. It is only when they participate in a kite flying contest in America that Sohrab comes out of his silence and begins to heal. Amir, searches for Sohrab, accompanied by Farid, an Afghan taxi driver, and veteran of the war with the Soviets. As a child, he enjoys storytelling and is encouraged by Rahim Khan to become a well known writer. Sanaubar is Ali's wife and the mother of Hassan. Amir finds a kinder fatherly figure in Rahim Khan, Baba's closest friend, who understands him and supports his interest in writing, whereas Baba considers that interest to be worthy only of females. Amir's father, a wealthy merchant Amir affectionately refers to as Baba, loves both boys. Amir is such a man. If there is a Hell, he is bound for it. He makes a point of buying Hassan exactly the same things as Amir, to Amir's annoyance. The message behind the very ending could be interpreted differently by different readers, but personally I feel that it offers a small sense of hope for both the future of its characters, and perhaps for war-torn Afghanistan as well.

In war, people are often forced to make great sacrifices, and the young Amir himself commits an act of betrayal, towards his best friend Hassan no less, which will haunt him for the rest of his life. This rape leads to his suicide attempt. Some of our cousins died.

Nonetheless, Sohrab finds it impossible to face life for awhile. Rahim persuades Amir to come to Pakistan, where he informs Amir that Hassan was his half brother and asks him to rescue Hassan's orphaned son, Sohrab.

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He is described as a " sociopath " by Amir.

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