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to take that into account as he attacks Hassan with his rhetoric and concludes that “Afghanistan for Pashtuns, I say. That’s my vision”. As the novel progresses into the future, we discover how Assef’s initial childhood patriotism to his own country leads him into a life of corruption, terrorism and nationalism as he becomes the leader of the Taliban.

In conclusion Hosseini’s novel demonstrates quite intrinsically how the male victims of society within Afghanistan are used and abused quite clearly and openly within a society that is torn and dishevelled. Afghanistan has been torn and abused as a land and fractured apart leaving the young male victims open to clear abuse by those in power. The society and culture of the Islamic faith is not able to recognise nor accept that mankind could abuse