- 1 What happened to Hassan and his wife?
- 2 Why was Hassan’s wife beaten in the marketplace?
- 3 How does Hassan die?
- 4 What did Amir do to resolve the situation with Hassan?
- 5 Is Rahim’s dying wish unfair?
- 6 What has happened to Hassan?
- 7 What is Rahim’s dying wish?
- 8 What secret is revealed at the end of Chapter 17?
- 9 Why does Amir fight Assef?
- 10 Did Assef kill Hassan?
- 11 Why did Sohrab try to kill himself?
- 12 Does Hassan forgive Amir?
- 13 What does Baba do when Ali and Hassan leave?
- 14 What is the relationship between Hassan and Amir?
- 15 Why does Amir want Hassan to leave?
What happened to Hassan and his wife?
Amir reacts surprised. In Chapter 18,Amir finds out that both Hassan and his wife were shot by the Taliban while trying to protect Baba’s house, as a result, orphaning their son. Rahim tells Amir it is his job to find Sohrab in Karteh-Seh, Afghanistan, and take him to an orphanage in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Why was Hassan’s wife beaten in the marketplace?
Terms in this set (8) What happened to Farzana one day at the market? She spoke slightly loud at the market and a Talib beat her so hard that she fell down and was bruised for days.
How does Hassan die?
The Taliban had gone to Baba’s house and found Hassan and his family there. Hassan said he was taking care of the house for a friend, and they called him a liar like all Hazaras. They made him kneel in the street and shot him in the head.
What did Amir do to resolve the situation with Hassan?
What did Amir do to resolve the situation with Hassan? He hid his new watch and money under Hassan’s bed knowing that Hassan would own up to it so that he could protect Amir.
Is Rahim’s dying wish unfair?
Do you think Rahim’s dying wish is unfair? Rahim’s dying wish is fair because he knows it will remove Amir’s guilt and pay back Hassan for what he saw in the alley.
What has happened to Hassan?
From Rahim Khan, Amir learns that Hassan and Ali are both dead. Ali was killed by a land mine. Hassan and his wife were killed after Hassan refused to allow the Taliban to confiscate Baba and Amir’s house in Kabul.
What is Rahim’s dying wish?
Rahim Khan’s dying wish was for Amir to go back to Kabul, and get Sohrab, Hassan’s son, and bring him to an American couple, Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell, who would then take care of him. In a way, Rahim Khan was doing Amir a favor, because he was giving him a chance to finally forgive himself for what he did to Hassan.
What secret is revealed at the end of Chapter 17?
What secret is revealed at the end of Chapter 17? Ali was sterile; Baba was Hassan’s father. This brings new understanding to Baba’s treatment of Hassan.
Why does Amir fight Assef?
The fact that he did not run is what’s important, and as Amir says, in a way he welcomes the beating. It is the punishment he deserved for his actions toward Hassan, but which he never received. It is the reason he feels relief and a sense of healing as Assef beats him, and why he begins laughing.
Did Assef kill Hassan?
Assef comes over and shows Amir a picture of Adolf Hitler as a present. Decades later, Assef joins the Taliban and is responsible for numerous deaths that had happened in the region as a result of the Taliban’s conquest. After Hassan is killed by the Taliban, Assef kidnaps his son, Sohrab, and keeps him as a sex slave.
Why did Sohrab try to kill himself?
The cruelty of people like Assef defeats Sohrab. When Amir tells Sohrab he’s going to put him (briefly) in an orphanage, Sohrab tries to commit suicide.
Does Hassan forgive Amir?
Amir reads letters that Hassan wrote to him before he died and he realizes that Hassan had forgiven him for all he had done. This frees Amir from some of his guilt and helps him move on with his life.
What does Baba do when Ali and Hassan leave?
Amir realizes Hassan saw him in the alley, and he knew also that Amir was setting him up now. Baba forgives Hassan, but Ali says they must leave. Baba pleads with him to stay, but Ali refuses. It rains when Ali and Hassan leave, and Amir watches from inside as they go.
What is the relationship between Hassan and Amir?
At the beginning of The Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan are childhood friends. They enjoy each other’s company and spend their days playing together. Although Hassan is Amir’s servant and of a lower social status, he is the braver and physically stronger of the two boys.
Why does Amir want Hassan to leave?
Amir tells himself that having Hassan leave Baba’s household would lessen both Hassan’s and his own suffering. He got such an idea from Baba’s friend, Rahim Khan, who once told Amir of loving a Hazara woman who was then sent away from his family.