All who knew Baba harbored excessive amounts of respect for him and continually praised him. This was mostly a result of his generosity as he was constantly giving to those in need and expecting nothing in return other than friendship. As a result of his high status, he felt it was necessary to maintain a favorable reputation within the community. Considering his place within the town, any gossip which arose about Baba spread like wild fire in the Afghani community. There was definitely an abundance of gossip. As Baba was well aware of this fact, he attempted to maintain friendly, professional relations with everyone he met. It was his way of making sure his reputation would not be tarn...
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...s thievery and taking possession which did not rightfully belong to him. He stated, "Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life... you steal his wife 's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone 's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness... there is no act more wretched than stealing.” Through these words, Baba unintentionally and indirectly lead Amir to believe that his father had never sinned and had never stolen anything nor was a dishonest person. Amir thought that his father harbored disgust for people who sinned, while in reality, his father harbored disgust for himself and the sin he committed. However, because of Baba 's obvious distaste for sinners, Amir became creative in the ways which he covered up his sins.
Amir and Hassan 's relationship was
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