In The Kite Runner, how are Hasan and Ali similar?

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In The Kite Runner , Hassan is believed to be Ali's son. One of the major similarities between the two -- although it comes out later that Hassan is actually Baba's son -- is their physical deformities. Ali had polio as a child, and grew up with twisted bones and constant pain. Hassan, for his part, was born with a harelip (cleft lip or palate), a very common occurrence in which the lip and/or palate is separated. Today, it is easily corrected in infancy, but especially in third-world countries it can be a significant...

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