The Kite Runner Essay

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Amir and Baba’s Relationship In Khalid Hosseini’s the Kite Runner, Baba and Amir’s move to the United States highly effects their relationship. When Baba and Amir move to America Baba becomes more dependent on Amir for help with adjusting to the new culture. Amir benefits from having Baba in
America because Baba helped Amir with financial support and finally recognizes his son as a writer. Even though Baba grew closer to his son, the price of leaving his home country was too much. Amir loves America and feels he is successful in his new country. His father no longer has the power and strength to tell him what to do and he feels that he has the free will to choose what he wants. Back in Afghanistan, when Baba gave him less attention, Amir was upset because Baba did not approve of him becoming a writer. After moving to America, Amir gets the chance to be a successful writer and pursue his dream. “Amir is going to be a great writer,” Baba said. I did a double take at this. “He has finished his first year of college and earned A’s in all of his courses.”(pg 147) When Baba expresses his fondness towards Amir’s writing, that recognition gives Amir the confidence to continue.
In my opinion, I view these changes as tragic because Baba never has the opportunity to feel successful in his new country. In their homeland Baba was a very successful man, but when they move to America all of his power and success is gone. He is forced to start over and get a low-paying job to support his son. Baba comes to America at a time in his life when his advanced age made it hard to adjust to a new country. He didn’t have a community or peers except for the flea market where he sees some Afghans. “He missed the sugarcane fields of Jalalabad and the gardens of Paghman. He missed people milling in and out of his house, missed walking down the bustling aisles of Shor Bazaar and greeting people who knew him and his father, knew his grandfather, people who shared ancestors with him, whose pasts intertwined with…