The Kite Runner is a novel that challenges the social status of the Afghan society and the test and sacrifices of true friendship, Amir and Hassan's relationship tests both of these concepts. This is because the only factor standing between their friendship is the fact that Hassan is an different type of muslin to Amir.
Amir has always seen Hassan as more than a servant. I believe this because throughout the novel Amir always looks upon the way his treated Hassan in a negative light. This can be shown in the quote "I gave him one of my old t-shirts or a broken toy and told myself that this more than made up for a harmless prank." The key word in this quote is "told myself", this shows the regret of how he treated Hassan.
If Hassan was only a servant then Amir would not have felt it necessary to make up for a harmless prank, never mind regretting the prank countless years after it happened. Even though Amir feels bad for laughing at Hassan he constantly does it especially who it come to intelligence. Amir's regrets could also be down to the fact that he found out that Hassan was his half brother. This would mean that Hassan was only started to be seen as a friend after Amir knew that he was bonded by blood to him.
However Amir never stood up to Hassan throughout the whole of their friendship. This can be seen in the confrontation with the soldiers mocking Hassan because of his mother, Assef on the top of the hill, Assef and the rape scene, at Amir's birthday party and when he kicked...