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What page does Amir find out Hassan is his brother?

Last Updated: 21st May, 2021

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Summary: Chapter 18
Baba had said that theft was the only sin, and Amir thinks how Baba stole from him a brother, from Hassan his identity, from Ali his honor. Amir realizes he and Baba were more alike than he knew. They had both betrayed their truest friends.

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Also to know is, who told Amir that Hassan was his brother?

Rahim Khan

Secondly, why does Rahim Khan tell Amir about Hassan? Rahim's plan is to tell Amir the truth about Hassan being his half-brother, then inform him of Sohrab's present circumstance in hopes that Amir will travel into Taliban-occupied Kabul to save Hassan's son. Fortunately, Amir ends up atoning for his past sins by saving Sohrab, adopting him, and bringing him to America.

Likewise, are Amir and Hassan brothers?

Hassan was actually the son of Sanaubar and Baba, making him Amir's half brother. Finally, Khan tells Amir that the reason he has called Amir to Pakistan is to ask him to rescue Hassan's son, Sohrab, from an orphanage in Kabul.

What happens in Chapter 17 of The Kite Runner?

In Chapter 17 of The Kite Runner we find Amir and Rahim having a chat. Amir asks how Hassan is doing, and Rahim hands him an envelope. In it, is a letter from Hassan as well a picture of Hassan and his son. The letter details how life has changed in Afghanistan and how Hassan has big dreams and hopes for his own son.

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