Comparing Amir And Baba By Charles Perrault Essay

1341 Words Nov 29th, 2015 6 Pages
Amir is a man in The Kite Runner from Kabul, Afghanistan who was forced to flee Afghanistan with his father, whom he calls Baba, because of a waging war that has torn the country apart. This seems like it would mean they loved each other from the start with all the things they have been through, but that could not be farther from the truth. This essay will analyse the relationship between the two characters, Amir and Baba, and explain how their conflicts affect the story’s meaning. The atrocious relationship between Amir and Baba compels the novel in ways a happy relationship wouldn’t and also develops the characters in important ways.

The idea of having a bad parent and child relationship within a book is not a new one. As a matter of fact, there has been a multitude of other works that have a bad parent and child relationship in it, ranging from the all classic Cinderella by Charles Perrault to the all loved Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and even the age old classic Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, but we won’t go into any depth with that example for obvious reasons. Unlike the other two works mentioned The Kite Runner’s relationship is between father and son, whereas the other two works are between mother and daughter, and although these stories all range drastically in both genre and style they all have a few things in common caused by the terrible relationship between parent and child. One of the main things that is similar…

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