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uncomfortable questions when he tries to leave with Sohrab:

What do you want to do with him?” he said. Then a coy smile. “Or to him.” “That’s disgusting,” I said. “How would you know? Have you tried it? (Hosseini, 2009, p. 299).

Assef shows no shame, or remorse in his actions if anything he believes that abusing young boys is totally acceptable, in fact he teases Amir for not having tried it as though it was some form of delicacy. Assef shows no signs of any remorse for abusing young children especially male children, in fact he seems joyful and pleased that this causes distress in others as Amir states the rape and abuse of children is ‘disgusting’. Amir is resigned to keep hidden the fact that Sohrab is Hassan’s son,