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Describe Baba's moral character. What does he believe about right and wrong? What does he stand for? What are some actions that show this? What are the results of his actions?

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Analyzing Baba in terms of morality yields rich and complex observations. Baba is a wealthy and powerful man in Kabul, and he uses his position and money for the common good. One of Baba's most charitable actions is his building of the orphanage, so he is obviously has a sense of right and wrong and of morality.

However, Baba is not religious, and in fact, is critical of some of the lessons taught to Amir by the Mullah. Baba does not take Sunni Muslim ideas of sin as seriously as others; for example, he thinks that rules again drinking, smoking, or using profanity are frivolous. Baba has instead developed his own moral code, and it is based on the notion that "there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft" (17). Baba explains to Amir that all sins are a version of theft: adultery is the theft of another man's wife, and a theft of the man's dignity, while murder is the theft of someone's life and the theft of that person from his family.

Baba's moral code seems ironic in light of...

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