Baba forgives Hassan after the stealing incident, even though he was framed by Amir, "Life here is impossible for us now, Agha sahib. We're leaving.'Ali drew Hassan to him, curled his arm around his son's shoulder. It was a protective gesture and I knew whom Ali was protecting him from."(Hosseini 106). Ali knew the truth at this point, he wasn't protecting Hassan from the situation, he was protecting him from Amir, someone he now knew to be a selfish liar.