Kite Runner Analysis

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Kite Runner Sticky Notes Assignment STICKY COLOUR CODE: PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS IDENTITY VS. ROLE CONFUSION DISCRIMINATION (CASTE/CLASS) Theme: PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS Quote 1) “He motioned to me to hold his hat for him and I was glad to, because then everyone would see that he was my father, my Baba.” (Hosseini 16) As Baba is presenting his opening ceremony speech for the orphanage, Amir is admiring his father. This quote is significant because it clearly represents Baba and Amir’s relationship in the beginning of the novel. As the novel progresses we see change in relation between father and son, giving us a depth understanding the relationship they share. Clearly Amir respects Baba greatly, he wants everyone to know…show more content…
With the use of this quote the author signifies the dominate conflict between Amir and Baba, more specifically Babas authoritative personality. Amir reveals his feeling for his father consist more of fear than love. The quote represents the hate-love relationship Amir and Baba share. Quote 3) “He put on his gloves again. ‘I grew up with Ali,’ he said through his clenched teeth. ‘My father took him in, he loved Ali like his own son. Forty years Ali’s been with my family. Forty goddamn years. And you think I’m going to throw him out?’ He turned to me now, his face red as a tulip. ‘I’ve never laid a hand on you, Amir, but you ever say that again…’ He looked away, shaking his head. ‘You bring me shame. And Hassan… Hassan’s not going anywhere, do you understand?’” (Hosseini 95) While Baba and Amir are planting tulips in the garden Amir asks Baba if he had ever considered getting new servants for their house. Baba turns very angry and upset with Amir’s question. The outcome is Baba yelling at Amir. This quote represents theme of parent child relationships, as Baba says, “You bring me shame” furthermore he speaks about abuse. their currently lacking communication, creating an unhealthy relationship. This reveals Baba is comfortable with yelling at Amir, the fact that it was about Hassan and Ali makes Baba more…show more content…
To Hassan? He had sat me on his lap when I was little, looked me straight in the eyes, and said, There is only one sin. And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. Hadn't he said those words to me? And now, fifteen years after I'd buried him, I was learning that Baba had been a thief. And a thief of the worst kind, because the things he'd stolen had been sacred: from me the right to know I had a brother, from Hassan his identity, and from Ali his honor. His nang. His namoos.” (Hosseini
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