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Amir is very proud to be the son of Baba, yet he sometimes feels guilty because he "killed his beloved wife." (Hosseini, 19) Amir assumes that. When Amir and Baba move to the States their relationship changes, and Air begins to view his father as a more complex man. Discuss the. The relationship between a father and a son helps prepare a boy to Baba is not there for Amir because he doesn't understand why Amir isn't exactly .. Amir changes from Hassan's parenting style to Baba's parenting style;.
In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini uses the complex emotional bond between fathers and sons to demonstrate the necessity of an empathetic fatherly figure. The relationships that clearly demonstrate this need for a fatherly figure are between Baba and Amir, Hassan and Sohrab, and Amir and Sohrab. In terms of father-son relationships, the father is a very important role model for his son, and every boy needs a fatherly figure. Baba has little emotional attachment to his son, other than lineage.
Baba does have a few fatherly moments though, where he speaks honestly to his son, teaching Amir about his own views on life. And that is theft. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness… There is no act more wretched than stealing! This neglect and lack of fatherly interest created the problem prevalent throughout the entire story. Just as in the work Oedipus Rex, Baba creates a self-fulfilling prophecy when raising Amir. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus took actions to avoid his fate, which inevitably led to the fulfillment of the fate he was attempting to avoid.
In Oedipus took actions to avoid his fate, which inevitably led to the fulfillment of the fate he was attempting to avoid. This ultimately creates the sense of jealousy and cowardice within Amir that ends up stopping him from saving Hassan from being raped.
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At the kite fighting tournament, Amir cuts down the second place kite and Hassan, his best friend and servant, runs it for him. Hassan finds the kite but gets trapped in an alley with a sadistic bully. Do you think Amir can be held responsible for his actions as a child, despite his upbringing?
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He can be held responsible, but not completely. Baba created Amir as a jealous coward; therefore Baba is to blame for the actions Amir took in jealousy and as a coward. Where the blame lies can be shown when one considers another work, Frankenstein.Top 5: Kite Runner - Top 5 events in Amir and Baba's relationship
In Frankenstein, the doctor creates a monster, but fails to give him a conscience. Frankenstein cannot be held accountable for the horrific actions he took because that was just how he was created. The creator is the one to be blamed. A toaster cannot stream movies just as a TV cannot cook dinner. They can only do what they were created to do. Amir was created by Baba to be a jealous, petty coward, therefore Amir cannot be held accountable for the actions he took as a child.
To conclude, The Kite Runner illustrates the necessity of having an empathetic fatherly figure, by showing how a child struggles for a father-son bond, and the consequences that can arise due to the actions taken to achieve this relationship. In Afghanistan Baba though of working your way to wealth, but now he changed his view to doing what makes you happy and getting a good education, because wealth will come with both of those.
Baba tends to compliment Amir and brag about his schooling to his fellow Afghanistan people more than usual. I feel as if they switched roles in some way. Baba wants Amir to think of him as a good father, because he tried to provide Amir with the best.
And Amir is now the one who is being viewed as an intelligent young man who will do something great in the future, like his father did in the past. So I feel as the change was for the better.
I feel that after coming to America Amir and his father realize the different life style and become different people in a better way. Baba is no longer seen as this wealthy man helping the community, but he is rather seen as a middle class hard working man.
He doesn't have all the money and privileges that he had in Afghanistan. He begins to understand that now it isn't all about the money; he to feels that Amir should do what he likes.
Baba is working hard and making a way for him and Amir to live a pleasant life.
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I think that this was a good thing for Baba because he is now a harder worker than he ever was in Afghanistan, despite the fact that he spent his money to help others. Amir is also a different person. He is helping his dad a lot more and has changed his character because he felt so bad about what he had done to Hassan.
Amir still wants to have a career in writing which I feel is a good thing that he didn't change his mind. Amir stands up for his father when he throws a fit and he takes care of him when he is sick. The move to America changed Amir's and Baba's character for the good and made them both better people. Growing up, Amir never really experienced a connection with his father. I can recall times in which Amir would sit outside his father's door and listen to his business conversations and wish that he could bond with him like his business partners.
Amir somewhat got his wish when he and Baba began working at the flea market. This allowed for both of the men to share a common interest, which in turn strengthened their relationship and allowed for a greater bond to develop.
It is difficult to say whether or not I find the changes in Baba tragic or positive, because he was an extremely reputable man when he was in Kabul and stayed one when he moved to the US, just on a different scale. The character of Baba is extremely complex, making it difficult for me to sum him up. When Baba and Amir got to America, their realationship changed a lot.
They only had eqachother so they had to learn to get to know one another and accept eachother. Amir stood up for his father in the store.
Baba seemed more caring because he made sure he was making enough money to support and take care of Amir. I think that Baba learned that he wasn't the person he used to be. He wasn't the most well known anymore and he didn't have the best of everything.
He learned to take things with more appreciation. Baba and Amir worked together to make a living and I think this brought them closer. I think the changes in Baba were positive, but they were brought out as a result of tragedy. That tragedy being war and cancer. The war forced them to move which forced Baba to change because in America he had to put his son through school for Amir to amount to anything.
I think the bug change in their relationship was brought on by the fact that they were always around each other and that forced Baba to accept Amir. I think the most positive change in Baba is shown when he actually tells someone that Amir is going to be a great writer. It shows that they have come a long way and that Baba wants to show Amir that he is proud of him no matter what.
Baba and Amir were definitely closer when they moved to the US. And some things that Amir said to baba I don't think he would have said back then.