Response Journal Essay

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Response Journal on The Kite Runner Quotation: “Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.” Significance of the Quote Rahim Khan was not only Baba’s friend and business partner, but also the only one who had more influence on Baba than anyone else. Baba and Rahim are totally different characters and have different roles in Amir’s life. In the beginning of the book, after Buzkashi tournament, when Amir was passing by his father’s study, he overheard Baba’s conversation with Rahim Khan. Baba was angry, because of what happened earlier that day. During Buzkashi tournament one of the chapandaz fell off and was trampled by other horses, Amir cried when he saw blood all over the sand. Baba was frustrated, almost disgusted, while explaining how Amir was nothing like him, he wasn’t athletic, he couldn’t stand for himself and wasn’t manly enough for him. He even says “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he is my son.” But Rahim Khan says: “Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.” Rahim was always nice to Amir, referred to him as “Amir jan”. He also read his first story, and wrote a letter, telling him how talented he is and suggests to keep writing. Amir always looked up to Rahim, and sometimes wishes that Rahim was his father instead of Baba, because he doesn’t need to seek for his heart as he does it to his father. How this quote/scene relates to my values and life Most people would agree that there was always been an issue between parents and children. Parents think that they know best what their children need. They want us to be more like them, to behave the way they want us to, to choose what is best for us in their opinion, etc. In the most of the cases they do it, because they love and care about us, they really want

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