“There is a way to be good again”. This quote is one of the remarkable quotes of this book. It is used in the beginning of the novel to make it more interesting. The choice of using this quote was very smart, since it explains a lot of the plots just in one sentence. This was said by Rahim Khan who is very close to Amir. He is a person Amir respects very much and he is the one who tells Amir about his dad and Hassan being his step brother. This quote brings out the feeling of guilt Amir was feeling for so long time.
But Rahim Khan insisted that Amir goes back to Kabul and get Hassan’s son out of the orphanage and bring him back to America to atone for his sin he had done when he was twelve. It also explains that no matter what you have done in the past doesn’t matter as long as you do good things in your future. “For you a thousand times over” This is another remarkable quote from this essay and is also very important. This was said by Hassan to Amir. The setting was in Kabul in a sunny day of winter.
They were flying kites and in Kabul fighting with kites were very popular and after they had won the fight; Hassan insisted he would go get the loser’s kite for Amir. When Amir said make sure you bring it and Hassan answered that for you a thousand times over. This shows the bond of friendship, one of the main themes in this novel. It also shows how much Hassan cares about Amir that he is willing to do anything for him. But in reality he is Amir’s brother. “The curious thing was, I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either” This quote was said by Amir but it is very stereotypical.
As well as shows how selfish Amir is. Being Amir’s brother Hassan was still the servant of the house and did everything Amir asked him to do. He went through a lot of hardships for Amir’s sake as well as takes a lot of insults. But in the end Amir betrayed Hassan and tried to frame him of being a thief and making him leave their house. Also the reason Amir felt this way was because he was embarrassed to think that their servant could be his friend. This is also why Amir’s life changes forever and the feeling of guilt which is one of the other main themes of this novel starts.