Father And Son Relationship In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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The relationship between a father and son is a very important part of a child’s life, a father just like a mother gives the child wisdom, comfort, love, and serves as a model. It is a relationship like this that can model the way a child grows up and the type of person the child will grow up to be, showing that a relationship like father and son is a very crucial part in the development and life of the child. Throughout Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” were are shown many examples of father and son relationship’s, whether it is Amir and Baba or Hassan and Baba we are shown how a relationship with a father can affect a child’s life and how it effects their personality. Yet in Marc Forester’s film adaptation of “The Kite Runner” the relationship …show more content…
This choice to hold back on some of the relationships highly altered the feeling of the film, these aspects that allowed a reader to connect or understand a character were less present thus making it harder for viewers to really see the true story and the real relationship. The three largest examples of how a father and son relationship affected the novel compared to the film are the relationship between Sohrab and Amir, the relationship between Baba and Hassan, and finally the relationship between Amir and Baba.
One of the most conflicting relationship’s in Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” is the relationship between Amir and Sohrab. In order “to make everything good again” as told Amir by Rahim Khan Amir must go and save Hassan’s and bring him back to safety in Pakistan, yet once Amir saves Sohrab from Assef he decides that he would like to adopt Sohrab instead. The relationship between Sohrab and Amir differs throughout the novel at some point it seems like Sohrab is beginning to warm up to Amir and actually like him, all seemed to be going well until Amir was faced with what seemed like the only option of putting Sohrab
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Throughout the novel we are shown a strong relationship between Amir’s father Baba and their Hazara servant boy Hassan. Baba always showed love and respect to Hassan, whether it was through him being proud of Hassan when he skips the rock more than Amir or when he gets Hassan’s cleft lip fixed for his birthday. Why he showed as much love and respect to Hassan was very confusing at first even though it was understandable due to Hassan being the child of an old friend of his, yet at times it seemed like he cared for Hassan more than he did for his own son which came off as very confusing. This relationship between Hassan and Baba effected the novel in tremendous way the largest of which being Amir’s anger of Hassan for stealing his father’s love as seen “Whatever Baba would buy for me he would buy for Hassan. Sometimes I wish he didn’t do that. Wished he’d let me be the favourite.” (Hosseini pg.51). It was this relationship that Hassan and Baba had that caused Amir to feel greedy and make the choice to let Hassan get raped in order to get the blue kite and win his father love for once. In the end it came as an unexpected surprise when Rahim Khan tells Amir that Baba was Hassan’s father as well, this helped explain why Baba relationship with Hassan was strong and showed that Baba’s love for Hassan was the love of a

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