For You A Thousand Times Over

In The Kite Runner, what is the significance of the statement "For you, a thousand times over"?

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There is also a class and ethic dynamic in The Kite Runner that I believe is reflected in the use of this statement, first by Hassan to Amir and then later by Amir to Sohrab.  Amir and Hassan are not from the same class or ethnic group, and this difference is central to the plot and themes.  

Amir is a Pashtun, and Hassan is a Hazara.  The Pashtuns are the ruling class in Afghanistan, and it is clear that the Hazaras are a lower class and ethic group, historically treated quite poorly, and also shown as treated quite poorly in the setting of the novel. Hassan and his father Ali are servants in the household of Baba and Amir, and while Amir and Hassan are raised together, there is a clear line in Amir's mind of their differences.  Amir notes,

But in none of his stories did Baba ever refer to Ali as his friend. ... I never thought of Hassan and me as friends either (25).

Amir looks down upon Hassan, and the relationship is such that Hassan saying "For you, a thousand times over" is...

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