Why Baba Is Not A Good Man In The Kite Runner

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The following essay is on the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, which is a New York Times bestseller. The main character in the story is named Amir, and he is also the narrator. Amir lives in Kabul, Afghanistan with his father who he calls Baba. Baba is a wealthy, and well respected man in Afghanistan. They both live in a mansion house that Baba built and designed himself. In Afghanistan there are two different types of people; there are pashtuns which are the more wealthy ones and more privileged. Then there are hazaras which are the poor people and have little to no protection in Afghanistan. Baba and Amir have two hazara servants that live in a hut with them in the backyard. Their names are Ali and Hassan. Baba and Ali are childhood friends whose families are both really close, and Hassan and Amir are around the same age. Amir 's mom died in childbirth, and Hassan 's mother ran away shortly after he was born. Baba was not a good man because he says that lying is the worse sin a man can commit, yet he lied his whole life. Another reason Baba is not a good man is because he has too much pride and that isn’t a good thing. The last reason why Baba is not a good man is because he didn’t treat Amir well and never seemed to care for him when…show more content…
Baba had too many faults and made a lot of mistakes to be a good man. Baba was a liar and he contradicted himself throughout the story about what the biggest sin was to him. The things he lied about are major issues and are things people don’t lie about or keep to themselves. Having pride is good to have in life but there is a thing as too much pride. This was Baba and all throughout the story he had way too much pride which made him a bad man. Lastly, how he acted as a father to Amir is what really made him a bad man. He didn 't treat Amir right and this caused Amir to act differently in his life. In conclusion, Baba was not a good man in the Kite

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