Amir is weak in Baba’s eyes, and thinks everything his son does is incorrect. Amir wants to be Baba’s favourite and for Baba to give him all of his attention, due to their expectations in one another. Baba is redeemed to his son after he wins and beats the record in the kite tournament. Amir risked his life by going back to Afghanistan. After leaving Afghanistan at the age of eighteen.
Baba was a typical father that expected his son to be into athletic things such as soccer and such, and when Amir tried things of that nature, he felt bad because he was not as good as Baba had hoped. But one thing that interested both Amir and Baba was the Kite tournament. It was Amir’s dream to win the tournament so that Baba could be proud of something that he did. Later on throughout the story, Amir won that tournament and in order to show Baba the winning kite, the price he had to pay was to watch his friend Hassan get raped. In Chapter 7 Amir states, “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.
This childish theme continues with Amir asking baba about eating eggshell and if you would have to pee it out, he then says he thinks he has cancer, attention seeking, but it doesn’t work. This shows that Amir is desperate for a relationship and love from/with his father and is willing to do or say anything to get it. This contrasts with a section later in the passage about Baba’s hat flying off, Amir then gets asked to hold it. This is a way of baba marking out his son, letting people know he is his, if baba wasn’t proud of his son he would have held it himself or given it to a friend. Amir is chuffed.
The reason Biff comes home is because he wants to find out what he can do with his life. Willy just ends up getting in the way and slows Biff down. Even though Willy sometimes shows that he might not like Biff , “ No one ever questioned his loyalty to his family and his firm”(Brown 160). Willy argues with Biff because he wants him to succeed and to make a man of himself. Biff is not too different from Willy, but they have different ideas of success.
Amir tells us that his first word was 'Baba' and Hassan's "Amir,' suggesting that Amir looked up most to Baba, while Hassan looked up to Amir. Assef, a notoriously mean and violent older boy with sadistic tendencies, mocks Amir for socializing with a Hazara, which is, according to Assef, an inferior race that should only live in Hazarajat. He prepares to attack Amir with brass knuckles, but Hassan bravely stands up to him, threatening to shoot out Assef's left eye with his slingshot. Assef and his posse back off, but Assef threatens revenge. Hassan is a successful "kite runner" for Amir, knowing where the kite will land without even watching it.
Red Chief practically controls his captors and enjoys himself immensely. Expecting to see an outrage in the little town of Summit, Alabama after the kidnapping, Sam and Bill display shock to see the town’s people seemingly enjoying their solitude. His mother and father do not seem overly heartbroken although they reported the incident of their missing son. Eager to get rid of the boy, Sam sends a ransom note. To Sam and Bill’s amazement, Mr. Dorset calmly states that the demands exceed reasonability.
Likely a result of these early experiences, Willy develops a fear of abandonment, which makes him want his family to conform to the American Dream. His efforts to raise perfect sons, however, reflect his inability to understand reality. The young Biff, whom Willy considers the embodiment of promise, drops Willy and Willy’s zealous ambitions for him when he finds out about Willy’s adultery. Biff’s ongoing inability to succeed in business furthers his estrangement from Willy. When, at Frank’s Chop House, Willy finally believes that Biff is on the cusp of greatness, Biff shatters Willy’s illusions and, along with Happy, abandons the
His pathological visions of being successful and his ungrateful acceptance of his own American Dream push him to cause arguments within his family, envision suicidal thoughts and ultimately take his own life. Willie envisions his son, Biff, as this successful salesman that was a great football player, but Biff returns from the west as a confused bum. Willy becomes irritated by Biffs visit because of how he pictured Biffs’ life and the reality that he’s not a salesman. Charley and his son, Bernard, both become successful throughout the play and Willie troubles himself on what went wrong with his two boys. Why didn’t his sons become successful?
He sacrifices himself by drawing the attention off of Amir, increasing the probability of him getting bullied all in order to protect and save him when he says, “you are right Agah. But perhaps you didn’t notice that I’m the one holding the slingshot.” (Hosseini 45) This shows that Hassan is willing to risk himself for the betterment of Amir. When Assef and his friends corner Hassan in the alleyway, they attempt to take Amir’s kite from him. He defies them by telling them: “Amir agha won the tournament and I ran this kite for him. I ran it fairly.
Amir wants to be like his father; however he thinks he can never match up to him. He is said to be Baba’s son however his disposition makes the reader doubt Amir has what it takes to become like his father. d) Amir lies to his father because he doesn’t want anyone else interfering with quality father/son time. “I wanted Baba all to myself”. Also a lot of times Hassan was there to ruin whatever bosom moment Amir was having or could have had with his father.