The Kite Runner

1. Why did Baba insist on going to America even though he was personally happy in Peshawar Pakistan?


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Baba knew that America would give his son the best chance for a better future. In Chapter Eleven, Amir explains that Baba loved "the idea of America" so much that it gave him an ulcer. He believed that the only worthwhile countries were America, Israel and Britain, even though his support of Israel drew accusations from other Afghanis of his being anti-Islam. He was the only Republican among their blue-collar neighbors and even hung