The Relationship Between Father and Son in "The Kite Runner" | Owlcation
This lesson will discuss the character Rahim Khan in Khaled Hosseini's 'The Kite Relationship Between Amir & Baba in The Kite Runner. Baba's death provokes a noticeable change in Amir; he suddenly looks Baba and Amir's relationship is exposed by Rahim Khan to have. The relationship between a father and a son helps prepare a boy to Baba speaks to Rahim Khan, his best friend and business partner, about.
Baba does have a few fatherly moments though, where he speaks honestly to his son, teaching Amir about his own views on life. And that is theft.
The Relationship Between Father and Son in "The Kite Runner"
When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness… There is no act more wretched than stealing! This neglect and lack of fatherly interest created the problem prevalent throughout the entire story. Just as in the work Oedipus Rex, Baba creates a self-fulfilling prophecy when raising Amir. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus took actions to avoid his fate, which inevitably led to the fulfillment of the fate he was attempting to avoid.
In Oedipus took actions to avoid his fate, which inevitably led to the fulfillment of the fate he was attempting to avoid. This ultimately creates the sense of jealousy and cowardice within Amir that ends up stopping him from saving Hassan from being raped. At the kite fighting tournament, Amir cuts down the second place kite and Hassan, his best friend and servant, runs it for him. Hassan finds the kite but gets trapped in an alley with a sadistic bully. Do you think Amir can be held responsible for his actions as a child, despite his upbringing?
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He can be held responsible, but not completely. Baba created Amir as a jealous coward; therefore Baba is to blame for the actions Amir took in jealousy and as a coward.
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Where the blame lies can be shown when one considers another work, Frankenstein. In Frankenstein, the doctor creates a monster, but fails to give him a conscience.Salman Khan's CONNECTION With Baba Ram Rahim's Daughter Honeypreet
Frankenstein cannot be held accountable for the horrific actions he took because that was just how he was created. The creator is the one to be blamed. A toaster cannot stream movies just as a TV cannot cook dinner. They can only do what they were created to do. Amir was created by Baba to be a jealous, petty coward, therefore Amir cannot be held accountable for the actions he took as a child.
To conclude, The Kite Runner illustrates the necessity of having an empathetic fatherly figure, by showing how a child struggles for a father-son bond, and the consequences that can arise due to the actions taken to achieve this relationship. The relationship between Hassan and his son Sohrab, demonstrates the necessity of an empathetic father, because it shows life where a relationship between father and son can develop. Hassan listens to his son, plays with him, enjoys spending time with him, and really understands him.
In specific relation to these two father-son relationships, Hassan is a foil to Baba while Sohrab is a foil to Amir.
Hassan and Baba are both proud, strong men who stand up for what is good and right in the world. He even treats Sohrab like his own son, gives him so much love and affection. His initial mind full of greed and frustration changes to that of redemption, in which he hopes to find happiness. Baba My first impression of Baba was that he was a strict, no-nonsense, rthodox Muslim man.
He had strict beliefs, and nothing would change that. Also, he was not very proud of hi son, which may have been a little far-fetched. He did not believe that his son would grow up to be a man, because his son was not like how he was when he was a child. He was respected and did not like to be overruled, especially by his son.
He also shared this strange affection towards Hassan, but the reason for that affection is disclosed later, and he also seemed to be oblivious of the fact that Amir was jealous of this affection he had for Hassan. He also did some great work for poor men, women and children, setting up an orphanage amongst other things.
After Rahim Khan explains the sin Baba committed, I could see and agree with Rahim Khan that all the good Baba was doing and all the greatness inside him was his way of trying to redeem himself, and pay off his debt, for treating Ali and Hassan, the way he had.
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We realize that Baba, who I thought was all-good, even had a dark side to him, a very deep dark side. Everything he had done in his life since the sin he committed, had been out of redemption, even though he knew that he would never be able to completely repay the sin he committed. He may have decided not to do too much about his illness too, as that may have been a way of redemption to him. Amir always felt lonely and felt left out and insignificant to his father, Rahim Khan did not want Amir to think in this way, so he made him understand that his father loves him more than anyone else does, and Rahim Khan was there for Amir when he really needed somebody.