According to hotel Rwanda, Paul who is from the descendants of Hutu is married to a Tutsi, Tatiana. However, it is evident from the movie that there exists enmity between the two tribes. Paul is left to head the hotel after the workers were deported to their countries. Later, the hotel is turned into a makeshift refugee camp. As the refugees increase, divided ideologies and insecurity start to emerge.
Baba is the biological father of Amir even though the two do not have a strong relationship. However, Baba’s closest friend, Khan understands Amir better, and he helps him through with his writing career. It is evident that Baba and his son are still a family since when the war broke out, they run for United States together as a family. In the other case, Ali is the servant to Baba and has a son, Hassan. From the movie, Hassan spends most of the time with Amir while playing kite together. Additionally, Baba considers Hassan to be loyal and prefers him to Amir.
Baba and his son come from the superior tribe of Kabul known as Patshun. The tribe of Patshun considers itself superior over the others in the region. Additionally, other tribes are usually assaulted and humiliated by the Patshun. According to the movie, Hassan is beaten up and raped by Patshun boys while trying to stand out for Amir. On the other hand, Ali and his son are from the tribe of Hazara. The tribe of Hazara is an inferior tribe among the Kabul and most of its members fear to be associated with the other fellows of Patshun tribe.
After moving to California, Amir’s father still has some linkages back at home in the flea market. The day to day activities in the flea market with general Taheri’s family makes them feel as if they were in their home place, Kabul. They carry out activities in California as usual and earn income from the job at the petrol station as to support their upkeep.
According to the movie, after moving to California families of the Afghanistan including Baba and his son had that perception of just living in California temporarily. Basically, their lives in California was not pleasing and interesting as life at “home” Kabul, this can be contributed to the fact that they had to struggle extra hard to get some income to support their daily expenses. Furthermore, their stay in California was worthy compared to how they used to be back in Kabul.
Baba relationship with Amir, at Kabul, was not good at all. Amir did consider his father’s closest friend, khan, more fatherly than his biological father. Additionally, the soaring relationship between the two was attributed by the failure of Baba to appreciate his son’s writing career. However, Baba preferred Hassan to Amir due to his loyalty. After moving to California, Baba’s relationship with Amir changed, and he began to treat hi cordially as his son.
Ali was the servant to Baba; his relationship with his son, Hassan, was cordial and they had no major conflicts. Hassan had respect to his father and to Baba too. On the other hand, the Hassan relationship with Baba was equally cordial where he treats him kindly as he was his son. Hassam relationship was mainly attributed to his loyalty.
Afghan society contained a lot of secrets, with a lot of social injustices taking place within the community, which should have been disclosed to the current generation. Additionally, the co-existence of the two tribes was not peaceful at all since Patshun tribe dominated the Hazara tribe.
General Bizimungo demands for bribe were excessive and used his powers and authority to get away with the crime acts. On the other hand, Paul threatened him of being tried for the criminal acts he had committed.
Hosseini, K. (2009). The Kite Runner. Bloomsbury Publishing.
Terry George, K. P. (2005). Hotel Rwanda. Newmarket Press.