The two boys, Amir and Hassan, lead parallel lives but have very different personalities. How do their similarities and differences help define their relationship?

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At the beginning of the novel, Amir and Hassan are best friends who spend numerous hours playing as children. The two friends, who are actually half-brothers, share some similarities even though they have different personalities and talents. Amir, being a privileged Pashtun, is educated and loves to read. Like Amir, Hassan also enjoys literature, but cannot read because he is an oppressed Hazara who is not given the opportunity to go to school. Since Amir...

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