Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Compare and contrast father/son relationships
Amir and Baba's relationship isn't a typical father son relationship. Baba feels as though "there is something missing in Amir" (Hosseini 24). He doesn't think Amir is a "man" just because he doesn't stand up for himself or that the fact that he doesn't like playing or watching soccer. Amir can sense the way his father feels because at the end of chapter five Baba pays for a surgeon to fix Hassan cleft lip. As result Amir feels as though his father loves Hassan more and wants him to act as Hassan does. Where as Ali and Hassan are a lot closer than Baba and Amir. Hassan has a really close relationship with his father because Ali is the only parent he knows because his mother left 5 days after he was born. Ali and Hassan also spend a lot of time together as Hassan isn't able to go to school so he helps with the chores his father has to do. Overall Ali and Hassan have a better relationship than Amir and Baba do.