In The Kite Runner, how does the relationship between Amir and Baba change when they move to America?    

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Baba and Amir have a strained relationship in their homeland. Baba is extremely successful and is condescending towards Amir's interests, wishing him to be more practical and enterprising. Things change when the two move to America.

Upon moving to America, Baba's health deteriorates over time, and his wealth is completely lost. He has to start from scratch with a gas station, trying to earn enough money for a home and car. His newfound humble situation changes his attitude, and Amir changes as well.

Amir begins to grow more confident—in America he has more opportunities to pursue things in...

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The cold relationship between Amir and Baba seems to thaw a little with their arrival in America. This may be because of the lack of guilt that Baba feels after he not longer has the wealth and luxury that he cannot share with his hidden son, Hassan. This enables him to approach Amir in a more affectionate manner. The fact that Baba has lost all of his friend and is cut from his old social ties could also be the reason for the improvement in his relationship with Amir. This is because he is left with no other distractions, allowing him to focus more on his son. This cut from his friends presents Amir as his only true compannion to share his feelings with.