The Kite Runner Theme Essay
Father-Son Relationship (Amir and Baba)
Amir, who is the main character The Kite Runner, is a boy who always wanted the admiration and acceptance of his father, Baba. Baba and Amir cannot have the relationship Amir wants to have because of the characteristics that they have and do not share between each other. Amir wants to have Baba all to himself, and not share him with others, such as Hassan. Amir is weak in Baba’s eyes and Amir is not how Baba sees his son to be. But in the end, Amir just wanted to have his fathers respect.
Amir wishes to have his father all to himself, he wants to spend time with Baba without anyone else. Also, Amir wants to be Baba’s favorite and for Baba to give all his attention to him. Amir’s wanting for time alone with Baba is shown when Baba takes him to the Lake. Baba asks Amir to invite Hassan as well, Amir Lies to Baba, telling him that Hassan is sick. By lying to his father, Amir also shows he is willing to take a risk simply to spend one-on-one time with father. Amir’s desire to have Baba all to himself is shown again after finding out Hassan’s tenth birthday present. After finding out Baba had organized for a surgeon to fix Hassan’s harelip he said he wish he also had some kind of scar so Baba would care and notice him. He does says that he is mad of the attention Baba gives Hassan due to his harelip. Another reason, Amir’s jealousy of Baba’s treatment of Hassan is shown as they are buying kites for the kite fighting tournament. When Amir would ask for a better kite, Baba would get him one, as well as one for Hassan. This makes Amir jealous and he wished that Baba would not of done that and let Baba favor Amir. Once more, Amir directly states that he was jealous that Hassan was treated equal to him. Amir believes that since he is the only son of Baba, he should be treated better than one of their servants. So, Amir wanted to have all of Baba’s respect, attention and devotion all to himself....
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