Assef gives a book of the biography of Hitler to Amir. This is important because it reminds Amir of how evil Assef was for hurting and harassing Hassan compared to Hitler. This might foreshadows that Assef is reminding him that he might do something else cruel in the future.
What is the significance of the gift Ali and Hassan give Amir?
The colour of the bike being compared to that of blood is a reminder of the Eid sacrifice and therefore the assault on Assef. Ali and Hassan get Amir a copy of the Shahnamah for his birthday. This is a brand new hardback copy of the stories Hassan and Amir read together under the pomegranate tree.
What gift does Assef give to Amir at Amir's thirteenth birthday party?
Assef arrives and acts politely as he jokes with Baba. He tells Amir that he chose the gift himself. Amir cannot hide his discomfort, embarrassing Baba and forcing him to apologize. Once Amir is alone he opens the gift, a biography of Hitler, which he throws away.
What gift does Amir receive from Hassan and Ali How does this gift make him feel?
The day after his birthday party, Amir feels as if all of his gifts — except the notebook from Rahim Khan — are blood money gifts. Although Amir receives a new copy of Shahnamah from Ali and Hassan, that generous gift is not enough for Amir to change his plans.
What is the significance of Assef in The Kite Runner?
In The Kite Runner, Assef serves as a representation of evil. In his childhood, he bullied Hassan and Amir. He is racist, idolizing Adolf Hitler as his hero. He also makes fun of Hassan's father, Ali, for having physical deformities.
What favor does Amir ask Baba in Chapter 12?
Baba then refuses radiation treatment. After Baba is released from the hospital, Amir asks his father to visit the General and ask for his daughter's hand in marriage, and Baba agrees to do this.