Baba is a very successful, well-known, and liked man, almost like a sort of hero for Kabul. Hassan asks about Amir and learns about Baba's death. The last time Amir left money under a mattress, he did it with bad intentions, but this time around, he does it with the best of intentions, showing that Amir is changing. Assef had recognized Amir since he walked in and reminds him that he never forgets a face. Amir has given her a second chance at life and a second chance at love. Amir also fights for his dream of writing and his love was strong enough to bring him a published book which was hard for him and many to believe, but kept the fight strong within himself.
There was no other viable option. Rahim has promised Amir he has found an orphanage, which will give the boy a good life. I love this quote so much because I have a strong connection with it. And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good. In Chapter Twelve Amir gets the courage to actually speak to Soraya. This was the favorite time of year for Amir.
As a result, he figuratively continues peeking into the alley where Assef raped Hassan, literally meaning that he keeps going over the event in his mind. When you kill a man, you steal a life. Chapter Sixteen is narrated in Rahim Khan's voice, and he explains how in 1986 he went to Hazarajat in search of Hassan because he was lonely and he needed help maintaining the house. Sohrab tells Amir that he will go with him to America. His father buys him a new bike and a new wristwatch.
Every other sin is a variation of theft. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba. When they return to the house, Hassan and his wife refuse to sleep inside, and instead live in the mud hut in the garden where Hassan used to live with Ali. I immediately dismissed both scenarios as absurd. He has asked Amir to come to Pakistan to visit him, because he is very ill and he wished to see Amir one last time.
He experiences periods of happiness, sorrow, and confusion as he matures. Twenty years earlier, I had seen some of the first war with my own eyes. Actually, very good or very bad or very good at being very bad without being detected. Farid drives them to the bank where Amir uses the key Rahim Khan left him to get money out of his safety deposit box to pay for his medical bills. He tells us ''Maybe Afghanistan hadn't forgotten me either.
His three sons were standing in the doorway watching us. Amir tried desperately to attain some degree of closeness and respect from his father, but he didn't seem able to reach this goal. When he does not and lunges towards Sohrab, Sohrab takes out his left eye. This chapter is very important for defining the relationship between Hassan and the narrator. He and Hassan rejoiced in their win.
This is what Amir means when he says that the past continues to claw its way out. He first had given the story to Rahim Khan, who wrote him a note encouraging him to keep on writing. They have a service for him at a mosque in Hayward which many Afghans attend. Baba is upset that Amir cannot defend himself before the other neighborhood boys and that Hassan always steps in to defend Amir. Well, the idea here is that women need to be pure for men. Partly at the joke, partly at how Afghan humor never changed.
Amir's father thought this year, in the largest tournament in twenty-five years, his son would win. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms. He fears his son will never take a stand for anything. Rahim Khan also tells Amir that he used to live with Hassan in Baba's and that he has brought Amir to Pakistan so that he can do something for him, but that he first wants to tell him about Hassan. No more rockets, no more killing, no more funerals! Rahim Khan tells Amir that the letter was written six months ago, right before he left Aghanistan for Pakistan, to see if any of the doctors there could help him. He and Soraya began to want a child and after constant trying with no success they went to a doctor. The Hazaras originally came from further east in Asia, and their features are more Asian than Arabic.