Amir always keeps up his dignified position of being the master’s son where as Hassan is as loyal as one can be. Their relationship is bound to several social factors associated with the culture prevailed during that period in Afghanistan. The love and care of two fathers namely Baba and Ali highly influences the relationship of Amir and Hasan. The objective of this essay is to critically analyze the relationship between Amir and Hasan. The essay tries to identify the elements which are influential in their relationship. The changing living environments that the characters face in the story are considered closely while analyzing the relationship status of the characters .The cultural factors has been considered as a background for the analysis.
Their characters are totally contrasting yet justifiable owing to the social system of that time. This contrast is confirmed by Clapssadle (2005), as Amir has been described as a Protagonist and Hasan as a Protagonist. The dominating behaviour of Amir is quite natural as he is born and brought up in the lap of luxury. This should be read together with the fact that Baba, the father of Amir, lived almost like a king of the area. Added to this is the fact that Hassan was a Hazara, one of the socially marginalized communities in Afganistan. The author of the story has ensured to add background information on the social setup of the period and has explained in detail the evolutionary facts on the Hazara community. These facts has been confirmed by authentic literatures on Afghanistan’s history (ACS, 2009) With this information, the loyal nature of Hassan is justified. Adding to these is the fact that Ali, has an obligatory nature and had been the servant of Amir’s family for long. Many instances it has been found in the story that Ali insists Hasan to be obliged and loyal to the family. Hassan is expected to do the will of his