One Person Can Affect the Life of Others- the Kite Runner

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One person can affect the life of others. Who do you think is a legend? Is it someone who is a hero or exhibit super powers? Or is it someone who is infallible from making mistakes? Well, the character that was described earlier in the novel as a legend was Baba. He was seen as the most perfect figure to be looked at for its bravery, generosity and caring for others. His actions best describe him than words, as he always defended others in time of need and stayed loyal to his home and country when he migrated to America and he seemed as well to be the best father that anyone could have. But no one is perfect isn’t it? Not even legends? Therefore, I think that Baba in the end has made a lot of mistakes which contributed to many complications in the novel and so he turned out to be just like you and me, a human being. Baba was a physically imposing man, with a thick beard and unruly brown hair. He was strong and “capable of uprooting a willow tree” (Hosseini 12) and his black glare would “drop the devil to his knees begging for mercy” (Hosseini 12). One of the wealthiest men in Kabul, Baba loved throwing parties and hosting friends in his study the ‘smoking room.’ During his days in Kabul, he was a philanthropist, building an orphanage which he designed and financed himself. His relationship with Rahim Khan, his business partner and close friend, seemed to be built on respect and loyalty as well as understanding. However, the one relationship that was so delicate and very important to note is the one between him and his son Amir. At the beginning of the novel , Baba seemed to…...

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