The childhood of Amir and Hassan was not an ideal one, but is was a part of the afghan society. For example, when Alli and Hassan tell Baba and Amir they are leaving, Amir thinks about how his decision to not tell anyone what had happened to Hassan in the alley has driven the people who loved him most, out. "...the blackness of the grief I had brought onto everyone..."(Hosseini, 107). This quotation reveals how guilt Amir felt for breaking up a 25 year long relationship Baba and Ali and a lifelong one between Amir and Hassan. In addition, when Assaf, the childhood bully, questions Amir and Hassan's friendship, Amir nearly acts like Hassan is worthless. "But he's not my friend...He's my servent!"(Hosseini, 41). This quote demonstrates how Amir betrayed Hassan and his brother-like relationship towards him. Therefore, in Amir and Hassans childhood they both felt with being guilty of wronging someone or being betrayed by a close friend.