Amir Act 1 Scene 11 Analysis

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In scene one, from page 13-17, Amir tells his more Muslim- and Pakistani-identified nephew, Abe, why he does not want to defend an Imam (Islamic religious leader) who has been imprisoned without cause. Amir simply can’t stand being linked with Muslims or Islam and explains to Abe his reluctance to Islam through a description of his first crush in sixth grade and his mother’s outrageous reaction and vulgar anti-Semitism of him having a crush on a girl of Jewish descent.
(This particular moment of his life could be Amir’s first confrontation regarding hateful anti-Semitism and somehow an eye-opener for him where he feels like the Islam is not a religion he wants to obey.) By the portrayal of an anti-Semitic upbringing, the potentially “heinous”
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