In The Kite Runner by Khlaled Hosseini, how has Amir's relationship with Baba changed from the time he was a child to when he is an adult? How has their relationship stayed the same?
Throughout Amir's childhood, he had a rather negative relationship with Baba. Baba would continually ignore Amir and never seemed to give him any of his time. Baba was also ashamed and disappointed at Amir's lack of physical prowess and athletic ability. Baba felt that his son was a cowardly boy and in many ways favored Hassan over Amir. As a child, Amir looked up to Baba and wished to gain his admiration. Each time Baba expressed his displeasure with his son, Amir would become angry at his father and even mentioned that he hated him.
As Amir grows older and moves to America with Baba, their relationship begins to change. Baba warms up to Amir and they become closer. Baba even tells Amir that he has made him proud by graduating. As Baba grows older, Amir takes care of him by feeding him and doing chores around the house. However, some aspects of their relationship remain the same. Baba disapproves of Amir's decision to major in English and insists that Amir follow proper Pushtan ways while he courts Soraya. Baba also remains firm in his decisions and does not allow Amir to influence him regarding his decision not to receive chemotherapy.
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