Baba and Me

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Blair Kelly

Professor Tielke

Composition I

12-6-2012

In this short story named Baba and Me written by Khaled Hiosseni, a main focus is on a

relationship between a father and son. Baba is a rich merchant in Kabul, Afghanistan, before the

soviet invasion. Amir adores his father Baba, but doesn't feel that his love is reciprocated. He

constantly tried to gain his fathers affection, but his father sees him as weak for never defending

himself from other neighborhood boys. Amir also blames that for the fact that Baba's beloved wife

died while giving birth to him. Amir is hurt by how much his father Baba seems to like the servant's

son Hassan,who Amir betrays terribly in the story in order to gain access to the kite which would gain

his father's love. Amir sees his friend Hassan as a slaughter-sheep that must be sacrificed in order for

him to gain his father's love.

This story was really written for entertaing purposes. Truthfully behind the story there is a

whole moral, its trying to relay a message of insecurities throughout a hurt young man. Though the

book the story is for entertaing purposes, you really get more out of the story than just entertainment. It

make you analyze things more and look into the real reasons behind actions. The relationship between

Baba and Amir is a common thing that goes on in real life; in other words the story seem more realistic

than its betraying to be.

Most young people wouldn’t read this story I don’t believe, but the intended audience is for

general interested readers. Reading this story, you can find that the story could be shared with a variety

of readers, not just one particular group. This short story can be interesting and touching to any types of

readers if you ask me.
Early on in the story it mentioned that story time period was based before the soviet invasion.

You can tell its not a modern day novel because the language that is used...
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