“This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me.”


Forgive? But theft was the one unforgivable sin, the common denominator of all sins. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. There is no act more wretched than stealing. Hadn’t Baba sat me on his lap and said those words to me? Then how could he just forgive Hassan? And if Baba could forgive that, then why couldn’t he forgive me for not being the son he’d always wanted? Why –

Amir decides “one of us has to go” – Why?

Amir is feeling so much guilt and he wants to get rid of Hassan from his life so that feelings of guilt all disappear.

Amir then says “Then I understand: this was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me” -Explain… 

Hassan is so loyal to Amir that he will do anything to protect him. everyone knows that Hassan would never lie so they believe him

Hassan says that he did steal the watch- Why?

Why was Baba so upset that he cried?

Because Ali was like a brother to him and he loved Hassan like a son. and he also forgave Hassan for stealing the watch and money

Posted by Tracey Hames

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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