Is Baba, of The Kite Runner, an admirable character? How?

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Despite his failings, Baba is an admirable man in several ways. Although he did not claim Hassan as his son, Baba always provided for him, treating him more as a family member than as a servant. Baba, for instance, arranged for Hassan to have surgery to correct his misshapen lip. Baba did not accept responsibility for Hassan's birth, as he should have, but neither did he shun the boy.

Baba did not understand Amir or accept him when Amir was a child, but Baba tried to be a good father. He provided well for Amir, sending him to school, celebrating his birthdays, and teaching him right from wrong. Baba...

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