In The Kite Runner, what is Baba's and Amir's relationship like in California?
What we can clearly see happening is that, now that Baba and Amir are in America, it is Baba who becomes more dependent on Amir and is confused by the rules of society in America. Before, it was the other way round, with Baba clearly showing himself to be strong and confident in his home environment. However, now, he is made weaker and diminished as a character in this new world. Note what Amir tells us about him:
I glanced at him across the table, his nails...
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Baba and Amir's relationship changed in California, it's because they had a new life and Baba was a poor man there the exact opposite from the man he was in Afghanistan, It changed because they learned the earn each others trust and they bonded, and Amire stood up for his decision in being a writer and Baba finally respected that. Baba was this rich well-known guy in Afghanistan he was every body's sanctuary they returned to him when ever they needed help, but in USA it all change he was nothing but w foreigner who worked at a gas station, and that's when Amir knew he doesn't have to follow his father's step in business and do what he love which is writing.