Amir and Hassan are very different in their social status. Amir comes from a rich Pashtun family. Due to his caste, he has the power to be a kite flyer in the kite flying competitions. Being able to read, Amir often reads novels to Hassan.
The narrator and main character is not Hassan, but Amir, a privileged Pashtun boy living in Kabul. It is a mesmerizing tale of the bonds of friendship and blood strained by cultural traditions, history and, above all, individual actions.
Suited for young adults, "The Kite Runner" movie and book has scenes that may be disturbing, especially to children. The main character, Amir, struggles throughout his boyhood with the sense that his father disapproves of him. That being said, the movie is true to the story, and both the novel and film draw the audience in to a world that is foreign to many, yet filled with familiar emotions and relationships.
A look at one specific scene will demonstrate some of the minor differences between the book and movie. The scene that introduces Assef: The reader first meets Assef on the morning after the coup which took down the monarch and began a Republic with Daoud Khan as President.
Amir and Hassan have spent a sleepless night listening to gunfire. After listening to Rahim Khan and Baba discussing the news on the radio, the two boys head to their favorite Pomegranate tree in a cemetery about a mile from their home where they often play and Amir reads aloud to the illiterate Hassan.
In route, Hassan is struck from behind with a rock thrown by Assef. Along with two sycophantic cronies, Assef verbally abuses the two boys and insults Hassan who has slid behind Amir.
When he threatens Amir with brass knuckles, a quick thinking Hassan draws his slingshot and drives the bullies away. The viewer is introduced to this character when Hassan and Amir meet Assef and his friends in the street after seeing "The Magnificent Seven.
When Assef questions how he can befriend a Hazara, Amir almost yells that Hassan is a servant, not a friend. Amir inwardly questions himself about his treatment of Hassan. This issue is addressed in the movie during the attack on Hassan in the alleyway.
The coup and change of government is left out in the movie scene. Afghanistan is already a republic and the issue of government is not addressed.
In the book Assef refers to Daoud and his hopes that the new leadership will purge Afghanistan of Hazara.
Readers learn he idolizes Hitler and tells his German mother that he was a man with vision. When Hassan bravely produces his loaded sling shot and aims it at Assef, he asks, in the movie and bookfor Assef to leave them alone.
Overall, the movie and book differences for "The Kite Runner" do not affect the poignancy of the story.
Historical background is slightly more detailed in the novel, but either the book or movie make an excellent supplement to a modern history curriculum. The symbolism and themes of the book are evident in the movie also. The experience of reading "The Kite Runner" for an English class, or just for yourself, can only be heightened by viewing the movie as well.
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Hassan goes through multiple chnages as a character. Baba,Amirs father, Spoiled Hassan and thought of him more as a son than he did Amir.
Hassan stood up for Amir too there bully Assef. Although he stood up for Amir, he din't return the favor and that winter Assef sexually assaulted hassan over the.