Father and Son Relationship between them. Amir’s feelings for Baba • The sky over Kabul fills with colorful kites and the whole city watches as Amir triumphs, at last feeling his father’s pride. This is an important theme as the main character of the novel spends his life trying to win the approval of his father. It is a struggle for Amir to find his father's acceptance and then this changes with the revelation towards the end. Baba-Father Baba is the main father figure in the story. He is father to Amir, the main character and from whose point of view the story is told. Baba is a good person but a hard, discouraging father at the beginning of the story. He is a single parent whose wife died while she was giving birth to Amir. Baba wants Amir to be like him who hunts and plays football, but Amir would rather stay home or play with his friend Hassan, recite poetry, read a book or write stories. Baba’s cold attitude as a parent makes Amir unable to love his father and in the process sort of “fear him too and hate him a little”. As a result Amir quietly defies his father and decides he will not succumb to his father’s “molding” ways. Amir-Son • Amir, our main protagonist and storyteller is initially the weakling son and friend who can’t fend for himself against his bully playmates. • • He later commits a grave sin against his friend Hassan. As an adult towards the end, he makes up for it all, finds “a way to be good again”, and finally stands his ground not only for himself but also for Sohrab, Hassan’s son, who by now has become his own adopted son. Conclusion • Although we may not admit it, I guess there is a Baba in all of us even as we want to become like Rahim or Hassan.