Amir starts life unblemished He "wishes he too had some kind of scar" to be more like Hassan. After redeeming himself by rescuing Sohrab from he Taliban he is "good again". Coincidentally Amir receives a scar from Assef. Amir's scar resembles Hassan's because in a way Hassan is the ultimate portrayal of everything good. Scars in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, mean more than deformities they mean friendship, bonds, and goodness.