“I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba.”
Physical Traits: wearing jeans, clean, looks weak, not good at running but good at flying kite
Character Traits: selfish, self-interested, need parents love, need friends, betrayal
Physical Traits: Hazara, look slightly Asian, round face like Chinese doll, hare lips, good at running
"For you, a thousand times over."
Character Traits: loyal friend, brave, altruistic, selflessness, positive, uneducated
“A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything.”
Physical Traits: tall, large, strong, drink wine, good at kite competition. wide chest
Character Traits: brave, strong energy, high status, rich, successful, help orphans and poor, powerful
"They're hunting ducks…They hunt ducks at night, you know. Don't be afraid.''
Physical Traits: crippled leg, paralysis in his lower face muscles, children ridicule him, Hazara
Character Traits: loyal, devoted, loves all the people, have dignity
"You pathetic fool! Someday you'll wake up from your little fantasy and learn just how good of a friend he is. Now, bas! Enough of this. Give us that kite."
Physical Traits: blond hair, blue eyes, loves to bully others
Character Traits: horrifying, symbolizes villainy, tendency of violence, pretends a polite kid in front of adults
Please think, Amir jan. It was a shameful situation. People would talk. All that a man had back then, all that he was, was his honor, his name, and if people talked … We couldn’t tell anyone, surely you can see that.
Physical Traits: best friend with Baba, a gentlemen
Character Traits: high status, educated, warm, thoughtful, encourages Amir