Since the day Amir is born, he feels that his father dislikes him. While his mother gave birth, Amir continually felt as though he had to fix the ruining of his father’s life of love with Sofia. After all, they did not have much similarity, leading to a problem; Amir really had nothing to do that could affect Baba since they have nothing similar. Baba was more energetic, confident, and big on taking risks whereas Amir is not. The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25).
Redemption in the Kite Runner. Throughout “The Kite Runner” Amir is portrayed as a boy who is always trying to make up or redeem himself for the mistakes he couldn’t control, or made. By Amir winning the tournament he tries to redeem himself since he believes he caused his mother’s death, but by redeeming himself for that he witnessed the mistake for not standing up for Hassan. After winning the tournament with the help of Hassan he redeems himself for his father. Amir is weak in Baba’s eyes, and thinks everything his son does is incorrect.
Jim was more of a father figure in Huck’s life rather than his actual father. The opening of the book displays a series of events for Huck, " Huck awaits the arrival of his father, escapes him, rushes off in a blaze of ambivalence with his alternate father, Jim." (Segal 20) Just like any child, Huck was in need of a father in his life. He couldn’t talk to the Widow about everything and she wasn’t really his “family.” Huck was extremely rebellious growing up because he didn’t have a father figure tell him right from wrong. The only person Huck could relate to was his friend Tom Sawyer; unfortunately Tom wasn’t the best role model for Huck.
The Gift of Guilt Friedrich Nietzche stated, “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son, the unveiled secret of the father”. Baba kept a secret from everyone and this ended up causing Amir to treat Hassan differently. By reflecting Baba’s actions, Baba’s secret was unveiled through Amir. Amir tried to get his father’s approval and tried to be more like his Baba, but he thought he never would. The truth is that Amir is more like Baba than he knew.
Betrayal and Redemption In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hussein, throughout the story there is so much betrayal and redemption that Baba and Amir live most of their lives in feeling guilty for their betrayal and try to redeem themselves. Even though father and son are so different but then yet they are so much alike. Baba’s and Amir’s actions remind me of a cliché that says “like father like son” or “the apple does not fell far from the three”. A twelve year old Afghan boy, Amir, seeking acceptance and approval from his father by entering a kite-fighting tournament along with his servant and friend, Hassan; and on that same day a tragedy tears the two boys apart forever. "The Kite Runner" tell us, through Rahim Khan that, "true redemption is when guilt leads to be good again..." (page 40).
Amir’s father Baba felt ashamed of Amir because he was such a nerd not manly because he liked writing and poetry. He viewed him as being feminine. Baba admired Hassan he felt he was caring and courageous. Hassan was also a child of Baba’s, however, Amir does not discover this until adulthood. Amir would read to Hassan under the tree since Hassan could not read or write.
Amir now knows that Rahim Khan knows what happened in the alley with Hassan when they were young. Once Amir arrives in Pakistan Rahim Khan explains to Amir that Hassan and his family were all shot by the Taliban’s and that Hassan’s son Sohrab, was put in an orphanage. Rahim Khan says that Amir must return to Kabul and rescue Sohrab to be good again. That was not the only thing Rahim Khan told Amir. Rahim Khan explained to Amir that Baba was Hassan’s father, which made Hassan Amir’s half-brother.
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
Baba, would honorably lay down his life for a stranger if it meant doing the proper thing. For instance, Baba courageously stands up to a Russian soldier when he demands to have his way with a young Afghani mother, “Tell him I’ll take a thousand bullets before I let this indecency take place,” (page 116). Additionally, Baba’s selflessness was evident in his actions while he and Amir still lived in Afghanistan. These projects included building an outstanding orphanage and also several small acts of kindness to many people. For example, at Baba’s funeral, Amir was greeted with many reminders of Baba’s acts of kindness, “…helped me build the house in Taimani…”, “…no one else to turn to and he lent me…”, “…found me a job…barely knew me…” (page 174).
Willy has no reminiscence of his own father; he lost his father during the early years of his childhood. Willy overwhelms his sons with love and worries about their success in life, since Willy himself was deprived of affection as a child. As a result of not having a true father figure in his childhood, Willy struggled with paternity because