The Kite Runner Father Son Relationship Analysis

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In The Kite Runner, father-son relationships play a big component in shaping the story. The relationship between a father and a son is how Hosseini writes to show the complex bond between father and son to demonstrate the necessity of a loving and caring fatherly figure. There are multiple father-son relationships in The Kite Runner, they include; Baba and Amir, Baba and Hassan, Ali and Hassan, Hassan and Sohrab, and Amir and Sohrab. However, the biggest father-son relationship throughout the novel is between Baba and Amir. The relationship between Baba and Amir is not your typical father-son relationship and the novel centers upon it. To begin the novel, Hosseini leads the reader to believe that all Amir wants is love and approval from his father. Amir is not exactly the son that Baba dreamed of having and because of…show more content…
The change in their lifestyle also represents a change in their relationship. In America, Baba and Amir discover themselves and their relationship continues to improve. Baba finally begins to realize that Amir can live up to his standards and that he should be in a greater part of his life. "Tonight I am too much happy … I am drinking with my son” (Page 123) Baba was proud of Amir at his wedding and enjoying his time with him. Baba and Amir have a much more positive father-son relationship in America. In conclusion, The Kite Runner features many father-son relationships, which all contain different hardships. Amir and Baba certainly don’t always have a positive relationship throughout the novel. Baba and Amir’s relationship evolves over time as the novel progresses. Baba neglected Amir, which caused him to make poor decisions, while vying for his father’s love. Amir finds his true self and in the end his relationship with Baba helped to form him into the man he was at the end of the novel, one Baba is proud of. A loving and empathetic fatherly figure is necessary in a son’s

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