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-1Michael Craveiro Dr. Altomari CMP 104 22 October 2007 Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner” is a story an Afghani boy’s betrayal of a dear friend and his redemption later in his life as an adult. Amir, the individual who commits the act of betrayal, does not have a strong relationship with his father throughout his childhood. This is primarily due to them being complete opposites of each other. Amir is an intellectual. He buries himself in his mother’s old books and spends his free time writing stories. Amir’s father, Baba, is a man of action. He feels as though a man makes his accomplishments not through thinking, but through his actions. The move to America has a different effect on both Amir and Baba. In Afghanistan Baba was a respected man of wealth. He owned a large home, a flashy car, and had servants. Despite all his social status he often times faced adversity. Continually people would tell him that he would not accomplish his dreams. “When people scoffed that Baba would never marry well-after all, he was not royal blood-he wedded my mother, Sofia Arkami, a highly educated woman universally regarded as one of Kabul’s most respected, beautiful, and virtuous ladies” (Hosseini 15). When Baba
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