Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 15

before. It was the look of the lamb” (Hosseini, 2009, pp. 80−81)

Assef is a controversial character who had made the lives of the local children, in particular Hassan and Amir’s lives troublesome and problematic is seen here to abuse his trust and role as the older teenager by raping Hassan. Assef’s actions are depicted above in a simplistic manner by Amir; after all we are witnessing the scene from a young child’s perspective. The simple sentence structures used depict Hassan’s pain as Amir catches the ‘glimpse of his face’; this image of Hassan’s pain is what traumatises and haunts Amir in later adulthood. This incident leads to his haunting as Amir is unable to rid himself of the guilt, he feels for not helping Hassan when he desperately needed saving from