The Kite Runner: Character Analysis.

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TMuhammad A. Khan
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The Kite Runner
Character Analysis. 1) Amir:
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Amir was the son of a wealthy social worker. He was brought up with the son of his servant, and perhaps his only best friend, Hassan. Amir had a rocky relation with his father. At times, it seemed as his father loved him but those moments didn’t lasted forever. He thinks Baba (his father) wishes Amir were more like him, and that Baba holds him responsible for killing his mother, who died during his birth. Despite being best friends, Amir thinks that Hassan is beneath him because he belonged to an inferior cast. He used to mock him jokingly or tried to outsmart him. In all fairness, it was Amir’s cowardly nature that
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Baba wasn’t really close to Amir in his childhood as he was in the later part of his life in America. Baba's distance really affects Amir and is one of the major motivations for Amir's betrayal of Hassan. That's right: the old "I blame my father" defense. He was a man of high morals though. He never favored injustice and always stood out against anything wrong. He refused to accept help when he came to the United States because it was against his self-esteem. He died of Ulcer, shortly after the marriage of Amir.
A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” This was how Baba felt about Amir when he was a child. He said that he lacked the power of man that he can’t defend himself. 4) Rahim Khan:
Some characters in plays and novels simply aren't rich, fully developed characters but they serve many important purposes. Rahim Khan serves as the novel's moral center. Rahim Khan is a voice reason standing outside this hubbub of moral questioning. He was a very close friend of Baba, a very trusted friend as he left his house under his supervision. He was also very close to Amir. He was the motivation behind Amir’s writing ability. He used to adore and admire Amir’s writings and encouraged him. He was also very kind to Hassan as he had a special place in his heart for Hazaras, the inferiors of the cast system. He asked him to come back to Kabul and help maintain the house of Amir’s father. He explained all


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