History YMMV / TheKiteRunner

29th Oct '16 7:02:16 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Assef [[spoiler:rapes Amir's servant, Hassan, because he wouldn't give him a kite, and then goes on to become a member of the Taliban, where he takes small children from orphanages to become sex slaves, one of them the orphaned son of Hassan!]]. As a cherry on top, he [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain actually ''admires'' Adolf Hitler.]] By that point he's already shown himself to be a nasty villain in many respects.

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* CompleteMonster: Assef [[spoiler:rapes Amir's servant, Hassan, because he wouldn't give him [[DepravedBisexual Assef]] begins life as a kite, brass knuckle-brandishing sociopath and then goes on to become a member of the Taliban, where he takes small children from orphanages to become sex slaves, one of them the orphaned son of Hassan!]]. As racist {{bully}} with a cherry on top, he virulent [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain actually ''admires'' Adolf Hitler.]] By that point he's hatred of the Hazaras]]. Possessed of an admiration for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself and considering him a visionary, Assef is already shown known as an [[EarAche ear-eating]] savage around his area and shows his true colors by raping Hassan alongside his friends after the boy humiliates him. Assef [[SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp graduates from bully to a member of the Taliban]] who introduces himself stoning a blindfolded man to death and [[WouldHurtAChild taking orphans to be sold into sexual slavery]], among them the now-deceased Hassan's son Sohrab as his personal SexSlave. Assef is no less adamant about his mission to massacre the Hazaras, and proudly accepts the term "ethnic cleansing" as one he likes. Assef views himself as taking out "garbage" around Afghanistan, but when everything is clear, Assef is little more than a nasty villain in many respects.domineering, depraved, remorseless bully from youth to adulthood.
12th Aug '16 4:54:20 AM Lancelot07
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* BrokenBase: Over the film as to whether it's a good adaptation of the book or not.
4th Aug '16 7:54:33 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Some people see Amir as a protagonist everyone can relate to who has to tackle the obstacles in his path, while others see him as a spineless jerk who only cares about himself.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Some people see Amir as a protagonist everyone can relate to who has to tackle the obstacles in his path, while others see him as a spineless jerk who only cares about himself.
28th Mar '16 3:47:03 PM TheJester
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Amir a misunderstood boy who [[WellDoneSonGuy wants his fatherís affections]]? A coward who always runs from his problems? Or a selfish but still caring person? It seems that everyone sees Amir differently depending on how they view him.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Amir a misunderstood boy who [[WellDoneSonGuy wants his fatherís affections]]? A coward who always runs from his problems? Or a selfish but still caring person? It seems that everyone sees Amir differently depending on how they view him.differently.
28th Apr '15 5:55:18 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* OneHitWonder: Zekeria Ebrahimi and Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, the Afghan child actors who played young Amir and young Hassan respectively, had never acted before and have never acted again. In fact, acting in the movie caused major problems after shooting finished, because many questioned sending them back to Kabul, where their families feared attacks because of the homosexual themes in the movie. They were relocated to the United Arab Emirates.
16th Jan '15 2:06:23 PM rt2012
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* CompleteMonster: Assef [[spoiler:rapes Amir's servant, Hassan, because he wouldn't give him a kite, and then goes on to become a member of the Taliban, where he takes small children from orphanages to become sex slaves, one of them the orphaned son of Hassan!]]. As a cherry on top, he actually ''admires'' UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. By that point he's already shown himself to be a nasty villain in many respects.

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* CompleteMonster: Assef [[spoiler:rapes Amir's servant, Hassan, because he wouldn't give him a kite, and then goes on to become a member of the Taliban, where he takes small children from orphanages to become sex slaves, one of them the orphaned son of Hassan!]]. As a cherry on top, he [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain actually ''admires'' UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. Adolf Hitler.]] By that point he's already shown himself to be a nasty villain in many respects.
14th Nov '14 1:35:39 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Assef is [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]], has blonde hair and blue eyes and wishes that Hazaras were wiped out of existence. And itís implied that he sees Hitler as a role model if his birthday present for Amir is anything to go by. This was probably the reason why that changed Assefís hair brown and never mentioned anything else aside from still being a bully and hating Hazaras.
25th Oct '14 3:49:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CompleteMonster: Assef [[spoiler:rapes Amir's servant, Hassan, because he wouldn't give him a kite, and then goes on to become a member of the Taliban, where he takes small children from orphanages to become sex slaves, one of them the orphaned son of Hassan!]]. As a cherry on top, he actually ''admires'' AdolfHitler. By that point he's already shown himself to be a nasty villain in many respects.

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* CompleteMonster: Assef [[spoiler:rapes Amir's servant, Hassan, because he wouldn't give him a kite, and then goes on to become a member of the Taliban, where he takes small children from orphanages to become sex slaves, one of them the orphaned son of Hassan!]]. As a cherry on top, he actually ''admires'' AdolfHitler.UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. By that point he's already shown himself to be a nasty villain in many respects.
28th Feb '14 9:08:39 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TearJerker: ''For you, a thousand times over.'' Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming
** [[spoiler:Hassan's]] death, for obvious reasons.
28th Feb '14 9:07:58 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Many times throughout the book. Especially the ending.
--> "For you, a thousand times over."
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