Essay on Analysis Of Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

1335 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
The bond between a father and his son is a relationship that is blind to any race or culture. The importance and power of said relationship is tremendous, but a bond so strong must be maintained with participation from both parties. In the case of Amir and Baba, two men that should be confidants struggle to find their connection. Since Amir’s childhood, Baba has always struggled to understand why his son’s interests never agreed with his own. To make matters worse, Amir feels an innate sense of jealousy when he witnesses Baba interact with their servant, Hassan. Although the father-son relationship should be an unbreakable bond, in the case of Amir and Baba, it is the opposite, throughout Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, we see the status of their relationship change in the positive and negative direction. Baba makes it explicitly clear that his ideal son is completely different Amir. According to Baba, an ideal son would be athletic and masculine, rather than a literary genius. “[Baba] signed me up for soccer teams to stir some passion in me. But I was pathetic, a blundering liability to my own team.” (Hosseini, 20) Despite the fact that he is forced to follow his father’s desires, Amir still wants to please him, and is still desperate for his father’s admiration. Baba yet again pressures Amir to conform to his desires, in this case about a kite running tournament, and casually states “maybe you’ll win the tournament this year. What do you think?” (Hosseini, 56) By Baba…

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