Towards the middle of the novel Hassan is once again used as the scapegoat by Amir. When Amir steals the money and watch and tries to make it seem like Hassan did it by placing it all under his mattress. The reason he does this is because Hassan genuinely cares about Amir and his well being, because of that he would do anything to assure that he didn't get in trouble especially with Baba and knowing how much his approval meant to Amir. "And if Baba believed him, then i'd be the accused; i would have to explain and i would be revealed for what i really was. Baba would never, ever forgive me." (pg. 105) When Baba gets diagnosed with cancer he begins blaming himself for never teaching amir to be the man he wanted him to be, a man like himself. "All those years, that's what i was trying to teach you, how to never have to ask that question."(pg.157) Now Amir has no idea what to do with himself because he had always depended on Baba for everything and now he's going to be switching places with him and he is going to have to play the caregiver to Baba.