In the beginning of the novel the kites symbolize both beauty and violent as well as freedom and fate. When Amir and Hassan would fly or fight there kites they felt as if they were in power, and that nothing could come between them like as if it the world was just of them, the sky and the kites. Kite fighting caused so much pain, but brought so much joy, sometimes Amir would have "Hassan hold the string and sucked the blood dry, blotted my finger against my jeans." (64) Which shows how much pain it has caused, but he didn't care he just wants the pride and joy of being able to say that he won the tournament. Amir and Hassan attend the kite fighting tournament. They have been kite fighting for a while now in the tournament, they are now down to the final two. Amir believes that he has an advantage on the blue kite, and it ends up being true. "Hassan was screaming and his arm was wrapped around my neck. "Bravo! Bravo, Amir agha!" (66) Amir and Hassan have won the kite fighting tournament, this was the true beauty in kite flying he went through all that pain with his best friend and came out with the win. This show the beauty in violence and the freedom that he is giving to be able to accomplish that goal with Hassan who is a Hazara.