The symbolization of the lamb is present in Hassan when he gets raped. For instance, when Hassan decided to take the punishment from Assef instead of just giving the him the kite, he sacrifices his self for Amir. " Im letting you keep the kite, Hazara , so it will always remind you of what I'm about to do to you." (pg.73) This quote conveys how Hassan just sacrifices his dignity for the good of Amir and how Amir just chooses to not intervene. In addition, Amir just plays the rape off like Hassan was just another sacrifice to make his life better. " Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay to win Baba."(pg.78) This quote illustrates how Amir just sacrifices Hassan to attempt to re-establish a relationship with his father. Amir also tries to play it off that Hassan was only a Hazara and was just a price he had to pay to make his life better. In the end Hassan sacrifices so much to make Amir happy.