The Kite Runner

Why does Amir get so angry over his dad showing Hassan so much attention?

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Amir desperately wants his father's approval and attention. Amir, however, lacks the physical stature and requisite aggressive personality characteristics sought after by Baba. Hassan is more "brave" and physically stronger than Amir. Baba likes these characteristics. For much of the novel Amir is not aware that Hassan is also Baba's son.