The Kite Runner Amir's Relationship Analysis

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“It was always grown-ups’ time with him. I’d sit by the door, knees drawn to my chest. Sometimes I sat there for an hour, sometimes two, listening to their laughter, their chatter.” (P. 5)

It seems reasonable to say that Amir is a lonesome child. After all, his rich and powerful father seems to have no time for his son. Even though Khaled Hosseini portrays Hassan as Amir’s playmate, it is probable that Amir is not completely satisfied with their friendship. His act of listening in on his father’s conversations for hours at a time shows that Amir feels abandoned from time to time and longs for something more substantial than friendship with the servant’s son. Amir feels that he is missing something greatly essential to his life, and that something is his father’s love.

“He skimmed through a couple of pages, snickered, handed the book back. ‘That’s the one thing Shi’a people do well,’ he said, picking up his papers, ‘passing themselves as martyrs.’ He wrinkled his nose when he said the word
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Little description has been made about Amir’s father, so perhaps, the dream about the bear can disclose more information. It is possible that Baba has dark, perhaps even wild hair and that he wears a lot of dark clothing. However, on more probable matters, it is sensible to say that the bear has more relations with Baba’s personality. As bears are usually rough animals, Amir may have been wary of his father and his gruff nature, which is also another factor that may have deepened the gap between father and son. However, as bears are also portrayed as intelligent animals, Amir is also intrigued by his father’s alternate side, and therefore the relationship between father and son is still kept intact, but cannot exactly be portrayed as intimate.

“I already hated all the kids he was building the orphanage for; sometimes I wished they’d all died along with their parents.” (P.