Amir next important move to coming closer to his

next important move to coming closer to his father expectation was by coming
back to Afghanistan and saving Sohrab, which he soon finds out it is his nephew
and Hassan son. Amir
feels that by doing this good deed, he is proving that he was always there for
Hassan all along and is removing his guilt from the past action. Regardless,he had failed
Hassan when they were both kids, and also letting him get raped. Amir think
this is a form of redemption for him and being the man he needs to be so can
live up to his father expectation. When rescuing Sohrab, Amir is forced to face
his enemy Assef, who he fights and defeat with the help of Sohrab. He uses a
slingshot to hit Assef’s eye, letting Amir and Sohrab to escape. “What was so
funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975 I felt at peace. I
laughed because I saw that, in some nook in the corner of my mind, I had been
looking forward to this”(pg303). This quote explains how Amir feels calm, and
happy after Assef almost tried to kill him. In his point of view, he thinks taking
that beating from Assef is him finally showing that he would do anything for
Hassan, and in a way, finally redeeming himself for sins he did in the past.

But even though he does not defeat Assef by himself, he has confronted him with
and lived up to his father words by being a true man he is today and saving his

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