The Kite Runner: Baba

A novel in which Baba a central character in the book ‘The Kite Runner’ but Khaled Hosseini is a story in which Baba a carefully constructed character is used to mirror his sons behaviour; both his flaws and qualities are reflected in his son Amir.

Baba is presented as a very generous man but Amir disagrees “outside the orphanage, the next day, they had ran out of chairs. A lot of people had to stand and watch the ceremony” this quote shows Baba’s generosity as out of his own money Baba builds an orphanage. This also shows his determination and stubbornness as he didn’t listen to the doubters telling him to hire and architect, he would design it on his own. Hosseini emphasises the size ...

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understand?”This shows Baba’s loyalty to his servants and he would rather lay a hand on his son than get new servants. I imagine baba saying this quote in quite an angry, tearful tone, this add’s meaning as baba hates crying especially in front of people, particularly weakness and shame. This could show a flaw in Baba as he wouldn’t refrain from hitting his own son and that words Hosseini chooses “and Hassan… Hassan’s not going anywhere, do you understand?” this suggests he doesn’t care about Ali, only Hassan.

Baba is a very proud man and does not enjoy taking charity. “and that was how baba ended those humiliating food stamp moments at the cash register and alleviated one of his greatest fears: that an afghan would see him buying food with charity money” this shows pride as he would rather go hungry than use food stamps. Another example of Baba’s pride is when he at a checkpoint leaving Kabul and a Russian soldier tries to take advantage of an afghan woman, Baba stops the ...

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Added: 11/13/2013 11:37:41 AM
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