The Kite Runner Essay

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In the novel The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, Baba turns out to have an illegitimate son, Hassan who is Baba servant’s son. Baba foils Hassan bringing out the worthy qualities in Hassan, while also setting the moral bar for the novel.
Baba is a very reliable character because he took in his childhood servant to his home, and treated him and his son like guest; anything they needed he will provide. When Ali and Hassan went to Baba to tell him they “are leaving” and “can’t live [there] anymore” after Hassan apologized for allegedly stealing Amir’s watch, Baba forgave him even though he believed “there is no act more wretched than stealing” (Hosseini 106). Baba always looked after Hassan and Ali, and for them to leave him all so sudden broke Baba’s heart, expressing his trouble feelings towards their departure. Baba even cried and pleaded for them to stay while acknowledging it wasn’t a manly thing to do, but the only thing he felt it was right at the moment to have his childhood best friend stay. Hassan is a lot like Baba, he constantly watches over Amir and would do anything “for [him] a thousand times over” (Hosseini 67). Hassan is faithful to Amir as Baba is loyal to Ali, which shows their friendship is just as strong. Many times Hassan took the bullet for what Amir has done, and shows no resentment towards Amir, even at the worst times demonstrating his dependability. Both characters have flaws in different aspects but their intentions are always morally correct.
Amir’s father isn’t always a truthful person. Not only did he have a son with a hazara, but didn’t tell anyone of it except Rahim Khan who told Amir after Baba past away he “had a brother…