The type of friendship in The Kite Runner is a hidden one. Amir doesn't want to admit he is friends with a Hazzara boy, he would rather have the respect of a mean kid then be shunned for being friends with a Hazzara. Amir sits there and watches Hassan get raped, he takes him up to the pomegranate tree and throws pomegranetes at him, this is the start of the end of their friendship
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" I stood up and picked up an overripe pomegranate that had fallen to the ground. 'What would you do if I hit you with this?' I said tossing the fruit up and down. Hassan's smile wilted. He looked older then I remembered...' What would you do?' I repeated. The color fell from his face. Next to him, the stapled oages if tge story I'd promised to read him fluttered in the breeze. I hurled the pomegranate at him. It struck him in the chest, exploded in a spray of red pulp. Hassan's cry was pregnant with suprise and pain" (Hosseini 61)

This quote shows us that Amir wanted to redeem himself by having Hassan hit him back but nothing. Amir threw the pomegranate and Hassan just stood there

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Another aspect of this book is salvation and redemption. Throughout the book Amir keeps getting flashbacks about Hassan and what happened in that ally. His guilt is starting to take a toll on him. RIght as he starts getting things figured out, he gets a call from Rahim Khan. At the end of the call he says something to Amir that makes everything come back to him.

"Come. There is a way to be good again, Rahim Khan had said on the phone just before hanging up. Said it in passing, almost as an afterthought. A way to be good again" ( Hosseini 192).

This quote symbolizes how Amir strived to do everything to forget, all he needed to do to find out what he needed was to fly to Pakistan and see what Rahim Khan wanted him to do. That's exactly what he did.

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