The Kite Runner

Why do you think Amir no longer wants to play with Hassan?

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Amir want no longer play with hassan because of the way Amir's dad, Baba, treats hassan like his son and much more then how Baba treats Amir, that its his son and needs to feel something for him. at least show Amir love, like a father.

The reason why Amir no longer wants to play with

Hassan is because of the feelings of guilt and pain

that he feels for betraying his only best friend, his

only confidant.

He no longer cares about Baba and who get's his

attention the most. The author show's this by

describing the splendour of the wristwatch that

Baba gave for his thirteenth birthday, and then

Amir "tossed it on the pile of toys in the corner".

However, when Hassan and Ali gave Amir a

sentimental book, he tossed it in the corner of his

room, but his "eyes kept going back to it". This show's that Amir cannot get over the betrayal he has committed, and he no longer cares about Baba's attention.His guilt and pain is so profound that he avoid's Hassan alltogether; he cannot bear to look at him no more and cannot look into his "saphire" eyes, the colour of rareness and also reflecting Amir's anger.

The author shows the bond between the two

boy's-"there is a brotherhood between people who have fed from the same breast, a kinship that not even time can break", and the fact that Hassan has forgiven Amir for letting him get raped exaggerates the intensity of that bond: even though Amir has been jealous of Hassan and his father's relationship, he still cares for Hassan deep down and cannot forgive himself for the pain he has caused ("i fell on my bed, burried my head under the pillow and cried").Amir also doesn't want to play with Hassan no more because of the devotion and respect he see's in Hassan's eye's everytime he looks at him: the last time they ever speak, and the last time they see eachother face to face, Amir challenges Hassan and wants him to fight him. He throws pomegranates at Hassan, waiting for a reaction so that he can feel less guilty-"Get up! Hit me!". But all Hassan does is throw the pomegranate on himself as a last sign of loyalty-"are you satisfied? Do you feel better?"Hassan then goes and leaves Amir on the hill top, crying and in turmoil.

This shows the intensity of his feelings, his pain:

he can no longer bear to look at his childhood

friend after seeing him raped, and knowing that it

was all because of him.

When Hassan and Ali leave Baba's house forever,

Amir feels lonely and also avoids saying goodbye, not knowing that the next time he will see Hassan would be in a polaroid photo, not even alive. The author show's Amir's remorse, and exaggerates the feelings of betrayal by using emotive language and expressing emotions to the reader's so that they can feel a bond of sympathy:

"If this were one of the Hindi movies Hassan and

me used to watch, this was the part where i'd run

outside, my bare feet splashing rainwater. I'd

chase the car, screaming for it to stop. I'd pull

Hassan out of the backseat and tell him i was

sorry, so sorry, my tears mixing with rainwater.

We'd hug in the downpour. But this was no Hindi

movie. I was sorry, but i didn't cry and i didn't

chase the car. I watched Baba's car pull away

from the curb, taking with it the person whose

first word had been my name."