In "The Kite Runner," what has Amir sacrificed for Baba that caused him to be "damned"?It was during the argument about his career path, Amir thinks to himself "I would...

In "The Kite Runner," what has Amir sacrificed for Baba that caused him to be "damned"?

It was during the argument about his career path, Amir thinks to himself "I would stand my ground, I decide. I didn't want to sacrifice for Baba anymore.

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Baba does not want Amir to pursue a career in writing, he wants Amir to pursue a career in law or medicine. He wants Amir to be rich and successful and for once a son he can feel proud of. Amir feels like all his life he has given up important things to gain Baba's approval and love. He gave up his innocence, his integrity, his whole sense of character and doing good to gain Baba's love after the Kite championship. He gave up his best friend and his best friend had to give up even more so that Amir could find Baba's love. In the end Amir learns that it wasn't worth it and that the love, attention, and approval was fleeting, but what he sacrificed was permanent. By the time he reaches a place in his life when he is making career choices he decides to do what he loves and hopes that Baba can learn to love him for who he is.

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