He even pays to have Hassan's cleft lip surgically corrected. He rapes Hassan to get revenge on Amir. When Amir goes to the orphanage the person who works there says that Amar has been taken by somone. They climb trees and Amir reads many stories to Hassan. Sohrab ends up living with Amir in the Middle East for a bit of time, due to problems with the adoption. However, the conversation inevitably turns to the Taliban's rule over Afghanistan, and how Rahim Khan got the scar on his face.
The theatre adaption premiered in Canada as a co-production between and the in January 2013. According to Hosseini, true friends will always help each other in times of need. He went to Hazarajat and found Hassan and his wife, Farzana. Assef, an older boy with a taste for violence, mocks Amir for socializing with a Hazara, which according to him, is an inferior race whose members belong only in. One day, Amir approaches Baba and Rahim with a story he wrote clenched in his hands. Rockets fell randomly, destroying homes and killing civilians.
Summary: Chapter 15 Amir lands in Peshawar, where Rahim Khan is. Initially, his sense of time is distorted, and he is continually fading in and out. Suddenly, Baba did not seem like such a shining example of righteousness. Rahim Khan says he hopes Amir can forgive both Baba and himself. He is the person who finally reveals what brotherhood really means and conveys the basic theme of love and forgiveness in the story. Amir is forever trying to please him, and coming up short. What do you think is its purpose? When Amir goes to the orphanage the person who works there says that Amar has been taken by somone.
He welcomed America not for its idealism, as Baba had, but for the simple fact that it was not Kabul. Summary Chapter 23 is divided into brief episodes, which indicate Amir's slipping in and out of consciousness. Of course, the third reason seals the deal, but they're all important and end up motivating Amir. His few words are enough for Amir to understand that the time for him to confess his sins had come at last. Baba and Amir escape to , , and then to , where they settle in a run-down apartment.
Before meeting Amir, she ran away with an Afghan boyfriend in Virginia, which, according to Afghan culture, made her unsuitable for marriage. Ali was killed by a land mine. In these chapters I also realised how loyal Hassan was. Chapters 14—15 Summary: Chapter 14 The period is June 2001, and Amir has just received a call from Rahim Khan, who wants Amir to see him in Pakistan. Themes of guilt and redemption feature prominently in the novel, with a pivotal scene depicting an act of sexual assault that happens against Hassan that Amir fails to prevent. He said it was a matter of ihtiram, a matter of respect.
He wants Hassan to leave, so he can finally be free and so his father, Baba, would be proud of him. When Baba ignores Amir, Rahim Khan is right there with an encouraging word. Rahim is able to stand up to Baba and has earned his respect. Though Amir made numerous mistakes throughout the book, he was indeed too hard on himself. He was adopted as a child by Baba's father after his parents were killed by a drunk driver. Amir's mother would be the other someone.
He took care of the place, as Baba expected to eventually return. After he left Kabul, word spread that a Hazara family was living alone in 's house. Fifteen years after his wedding, Amir receives a call from his father's best friend and his childhood father figure Rahim Khan. He's kind of like — you couldn't base a whole play on him, but you're glad he's there because he makes you feel sane. To Baba's sorrow, Hassan and Ali leave anyway, because Hassan has told Ali what happened to him.
Rahim Khan was also genuinely supportive of Amir and his desires. Instead, Rahim fills the role of nurturing father figure to Amir and helps fulfill the boy's need for acceptance and encouragement. Hosseini does a good job showing that redemption and forgiveness is very important for true friends. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba. In a rare moment when Amir is sitting on Baba jan's lap rather than being shooed away as a bother he asks why his father drinks alcohol which is forbidden by Islam. Baba can barely fake interest in the story, and Amir waits hopefully, anguished, feeling as if time has slowed down. After graduating from high school, Amir takes classes at to develop his writing skills.
He eventually died protecting Baba's house. When Amir goes to see Rahim Khan, he tells Amir the story of what happened to Hassan, he tells him that he got married and has a child. Despite the terror, Hassan said, Sohrab was a healthy and smart boy; Hassan had made sure he was literate and knew how to shoot a slingshot as well as his father. Baba viewed Amir, the legitimate son, as a physical manifestation of the ability of the upper class to act without retribution. His cowardice is revealed after witnessing the rape of his best friend, Hassan. I shall hear any story you have to tell. He is no longing living in the shadow of Hassan or his father; rather, he is a man who is making his way in the world.
To learn more, visit our. Amir gives Farid the names of the American couple that Rahim Khan told him ran the Peshawar orphanage, and he leaves to find them. One day, he prepares to attack Amir with , but Hassan defends Amir, threatening to shoot out Assef's eye with his slingshot. A bruised and bloody mess Amir still tries to fight for not only his life but for Sohrab. After spending a night with Farid's brother's impoverished family, Amir hides a bundle of money under the mattress to help them.