Hassan (The Kite Runner) Hassan is a character in Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel, The Kite Runner, set in Afghanistan, and made into a movie of the same name in 2007. Hassan is best friend to the novel’s protagonist, Amir, and the son of Ali, servant to Amir’s father. The boys are mocked by an evil older boy, Assef, who scorns Hassan as being of a lowly class and threatens to beat up Amir. Hassan comes to Amir’s rescue with a slingshot. Hassan is also a deft “kite-runner”, who can discern exactly where the kite Amir flies will land; one day Hassan is providing this service for Amir, and he runs into Assef. Assef attacks and brutalizes the younger boy, and Amir witnesses everything. Amir remains silent. Racked with guilt, Amir now finds the sight of Hassan unbearable, and he frames Hassan and his father with theft, to which Hassan readily, falsely, confesses. He and his father leave; Amir and his father emigrate to California. Many years later, as a married, but childless adult, Amir is recalled to Afghanistan to rescue the young son of Hassan, who has been put into an orphanage after his father’s death at the hands of the Taliban. At this time, he finds that Hassan was the illegitimate son of Amir’s father, making him Amir’s half-brother. So the course of time and history allows Amir the chance to redeem himself for his sins against Hassan. For Hassan, however, there is no more history. It is as if he has been cheated from the start – of his birthright, of his reputation, of his child, of his life. The Hassans of the world provide us with an almost sacrificial, Christ-like figure through which the Amirs are able to cleanse themselves. All well and good for the Amirs…
Hassan Chop - a song by King Just [explicit]
Hassan I Sahba - a song by Hawkwind
Selim Hassan the Seventh and The Wall (Vivian French) - In Selim-Hassan the Seventh, a teenager is determined not to follow in his father's footsteps (but his great-great-great-great grandfather has other ideas). In The Wall, a young nomadic girl is determined to return her grandmother to the land of her birth, across the Great Wall of China. / Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Two alternative career paths for Selim-Hasan on pages 54 and 55 help children to discuss the options that Selim-hassan had and the decisions he made. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Hassan - Al-Ḥasan ibn ‘Alī (important Islamic figure, grandson of Muhammad); Hassan I & II of Morocco (Kings/Sultans of Morocco); Hassan al-Banna (founder of the Muslim Brotherhood); Hassan Adams (basketball player); Hassan Jones (football player); Hassan Whiteside (basketball player)
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