Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known. The inheritance of this angry behavior was, in turn, the cause of his damaging relationships with his own family. Just as Troy endured his father?s cruel ways, Troy?s family is left with no choice but to try to learn to live with his similar ways. Troy?s family is one that strives to maintai... ... middle of paper ... ...y as a responsible person. He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory.
This insightful way of looking at sin fools the reader into thinking Baba is a righteous man, but as the story progresses the reader finds out the candor behind Baba’s morals. Baba stole the truth from Amir and Hassan by not informing them of their kinship; this news, if uncovered, would have brought shame on Baba. His illegitimate son could never receive the true unconditional affection and praise he deeply desired to award him. The burden of guilt and societal p... ... middle of paper ... ...pment in the novel “The Kite Runner.” The quarrels each character faced allowed the reader to gain a deeper comprehension of each character and their morals. Each character’s conflict had subsequent effects on the others internal strife.
Rahim-Khan assures Baba that Amir simply does not possess aggressiveness and upon hearing this, Amir begins to mistreat Hassan. Baba believes in doing the right thing even if it means sacrificing his own life, while Amir just wants to do what benefits him. Baba is very emotionally distant from his son because Amir is not a reflection of him which frustrates him. Baba even confesses that, "If [he] hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of [his] wife with [his] own eyes, [he’d] never believe he’s [his] son” (24). Their personalities contrast greatly which is why Baba is Amir’s foil.
And Baba’s frustration with his son, and the battle they suffer to try to bond. Their relationship contributes and relates to the prime struggles throughout the novel. A well-known expression that holds true for many father and son relationships is called: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” However, this is not the case for Baba and Amir. In terms of father-son relationships, the father is a very important role model for his son, and every boy needs a father figure. Baba is not there for Amir because he does not understand why Amir is not exactly like him.
Throughout the novel Amir’s struggle to get love and approval from his own father became real as it lead him to become emotionally and physically confused and frustrated. As Amir always wished he made himself a promise for Baba “Then I'd bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son was worthy” (Hosseini, 60). The trouble of going through manhood had put a lot of stress on Amir as he constantly worried about being “good enough” for his father. As seen as a failure in the eyes of his father Amir tried day by day to prove to his father that he was capable of doing more t... ... middle of paper ... ...t was too late for Amir to do anything.
Spending time with Amir would only remind Baba of the sin he committed after his wife’s death, so he distances himself. The decision Amir makes in the alley is a result of him trying to gain a sliver of pride from his father. Since his entire childhood consists of multiple failures in Baba’s eyes, he decides to set aside any morality concerning Hassan and take a chance at proving himself to his father. At first, remaining silent wins Baba’s affection. “A smile played on my father’s lips.
Baba knows that Amir is not violent and he wishes that he would just stand up for himself. Amir overhears this and is very troubled that Baba doesn’t approve of him. To Amir this is a realization that he is a coward and his father notices it. Later in the book, Amir sees Hassan being raped and he is contemplation jumping in and being courageous because he says, “I had one last chance to make a decision. One final opportunity to decide ... ... middle of paper ... ...doesn’t like anything.
Baba discriminates against his son Amir by constantly making him feel weak and unworthy of his father. Baba once said to Rahim Kahn, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he’s my son” (Hosseini 23). Amir doesn’t feel like a son towards Baba since he seems like such a weakling. This neglect towards Amir causes him to feel a need to be accepted by Baba to end the constant discrimination from his father and he will do anything for it. “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world.
He says, “Every other form of sin is a variation of theft” (Hosseini 19). Although they are connecting, what Baba says is ironic because he steals Amir’s right to having a father by neglecting him and his contrasting interests. “At this age, a son wants so much to please his father and receive his approval and acceptance” (Williams). Growing up, Amir constantly seeks for his father’s approval, but hardly finds it. Baba’s failure to be comp... ... middle of paper ... ...he true meaning of being a compassionate fatherly figure from both experiences.
In The Kite Runner, After failing to intervene in the rape of his friend Hassan, Amir wrestles with his guilt, he seeks for redemption until he is satisfied with his himself. Amir adheres his father 's advice " A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer. (Housing pg 67)". This demonstrates how a males identity should be seen as brave and fearless, Amir struggles with this characteristic because he is a more empathetic and vunerable indvidual, this impacts his identity because he isnt who he is told to be. This discredits his character from his fathers point of view because his son isn 't like he is.