Monday, November 17, 2008

What if

If you were Amir would you have helped Hassan in that incident in the alley. After he has helped you or wouls you stay back and let it happen?

29 comments:

Cameron said...

I would have helped Hassan when he was being raped. Amir was shy, scared, and confused about how close him and Hassan were. I believe the reason he didn’t help was that he didn’t find that Hassan was worth getting hurt over. I personally would have stopped the brutality because I know my other friends would do the same. Especially Hassan, because he supported, backed, and loved Amir and would have done anything for him. I believe ignorance and careless was a key factor on why Amir didn’t want to help his best friend.

Mike Sipes said...

I would help Hassan. Hassan was their to help Amir and Amir couldn't help Hassan because he is a coward. I would have taken something and him Assef with it and helped Hassan up and get out of their quick.

Mike Childs said...

I think that it's easy for anyone to say that they would help out Hassan but when it comes down to it, we would probably do the same thing Amir did. From the book's description, Assef is a big intimidating kid who carries around brass knuckles. Now I know that the majority of people would be to afraid to take on a guy like Assef especially when he has 2 other guys to back him up. Even if I did step in, I would get the crap beaten out of me then they would continue to rape Hassan and then probably me for stepping in. So yes I would want to step in and help but if the situation presented itself, I would probably do what Amir did.

Jake Hulsey said...

I agree with Mike, It is easy to say you would step in but in reality it wouldn't be so simple. I would not have gone in and tried to take on Assef but I would have like Amir should have, gone to find help. I wouldn't jump in and save Hassan, but I deffinitly wouldn't watch him get raped. It is hard to say exactly what I would do because I can't imagine myself in a position like that. I think that there is no right or wrong in what somebody would do in this situation, but it deffinitly would be hard to decide what to do.

Drew Brenner said...

If not faced with a situation, it is difficult to know what one would do. I would like to think that I would help Hassan, but I'm not sure if I would be able to overcome my own fears. While I respect Cameron and Mike Sipes's answer, I better agree with what Mike Childs' said.

ttk said...

I would not of helped Hassan in the sense of standing up to the three bully's. I would know that there are three of them and two of us and they are all bigger and stronger then us. I would of gone and got help in the efort of catching Assef in the act.

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Derrick Samuelson said...

If I was Amir I would have helped Hassan out so that he wouldn't get raped. Even though in the book it says that Assef had brass knuckles I still would at least helped out my friend. Hassan has helped out Amir through out the book so I believe that it Amir's job to give back to Hassan.

Julian Jimenez said...

If I were Amir I would try and help Hassan out. Even if I were to scared to help him out by myself I probably would've gotten some help and try and save him. But since Hassan was such a good friend I would still try and help him out someway and try not to be a coward and just watch.

zach ackerman said...

I definitely would have helped Hassan. The men doing it are most likely stronger but if he was near a dumpster I am sure he could have found some sort of weapon to use against them to get them to go away. I do not think I could just sit there and allow my friend to be hurt like that.

Kwells09 said...

I agree with Michael that it’s easy for us to say we would intervene now. But in the moment of the situation we might feel differently if we have a chance at being hurt ourselves

CJones said...

I would have tryed to stop this from happening. In the novle they say that they are not best freinds, but they are allways together. But even tho they dont concider themselves best freinds they still are freinds, becuase of this i feelthat he should have stepped in to help hassan. If i was in Amir's position i would have stepped in to help.

RJ Schmitz said...

If I was in the same situation that Amir was in, realisticlly I wouldn't have helped. I would be so scared that if I helped I would end up in the same situation as Hasssan that I wouldn't have watched, I would have probably left, and ran home.

zach schwartzman said...

I would have helped Hassan in that alley. I would have becasue I would have realized how good of a person and friend Hassan is to me and I would have known that the horrible things being done to him would have been wrong. I would have stood up for what is right and I would have helped rescue Hassan even if I would have gotten beat up in the process.

Antonio lor brova said...

O yes i would have helped Hussan. I would have beat assef like cops do people. That is my bestfriend. But Amir is to scared to help him. He was a coward.

James Raymond said...

If I was stuck in that situation, I would have a least gone and told my father or a grown up if I was scared, at that moment, to go up to the scene of the crime and try to stand up to the three bullies. I would have definitely not have done what Amir did and keep it boiled up inside. It is hard to say at that age, but I would not want my friend to just watch and then do nothing about it. I kind of wished Amir had the balls to at least talk to Hassan about it, and instead screw him over by not having any contact with him for so many years.

Kevin Gorman said...

I believe that is I was in that situation I would have tried to help. If I was scared like Amir and did nothing, I would have told my father. I was shocked that Amir did nothing to let the truth be known in the story.

Kirby Riehl said...

I would easily help a friend who was in trouble like that. Even if they have not done any thing for me, I still would help them. It would scare me like it did Amir, who have to fight for your friends to gain their trust from them, Hassan lost trust in Amir and thats why i think he wanted to leave with his dad.

Rob Miller said...

I would have helped Hassan when he was being raped. Amir was shy, scared, and confused about how close him and Hassan were. I believe the reason he didn’t help was that he didn’t find that Hassan was worth getting hurt over. I think that it's easy for anyone to say that they would help out Hassan but when it comes down to it, we would probably do the same thing Amir did.

Leroy B.III NFL32 said...

Heck yeah I would have helped Hassan in the alley because he as helped me and saved me. I would have went through the alley like an untamed animal with a stick or something in my hand to make a statement or I could make a better understanding statement by using my fist.

kicker said...

I can say that i would of helped my best friend if he was in that spot. A good friendship like they had is worth maybe getting beat or something like that. Hassan stood up to assef for Amir so he should of done the same.

Mike Cole said...

I've never been one to pick a fight with someone else, but I'm sure if a good friend of mine was in that kind of trouble I would have helped him out. If you end up not helping your friend, you end up feeling guilty about it for life, so I'd be better off just helping him whether I suffer the same fate he did.

Cody Steward said...

In this situation, I would have probably done the same thing out of fear of my own life. I would have felt just as terrible afterwards. Of course I wouldn't have done all those terrible things to him afterwards, plus I would stand up for him other times, but in this situation, no.

st.joe#9Artis holt said...

I would help him it would only be right. I was rised on a model wheres though one fight all fight. Especially if we talking about helping my bestfriend thats not even a uestion.

sep said...

I would have defenetly helped Hassan. If i was too afraid to stand up to the older boys i would have screamed and yelled and threw stuff at them.

Stefan said...

If I was Amir, I would have done the same thing he did. I wouldn’t be able to overcome my fears. There would be so many thoughts going through my head. One thought that would go through my head is that I could be possibly raped. So I think I would stay back and let it happen. I would go about differently afterwards than how Amir did.

rob nicholl said...

Even if I knew I wouldn’t win in a two against three fight I still would have helped Hassan, that way it would show that I am a true friend to him.

RyanSmith said...

I would have helped Hassan, but remember Amir did not like for others to view him and Hassan as being best friends. If Hassan did for me what he did for Amir I would do all that I can to help him.

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