What do we learn about Baba's character and how does it impact Baba's perception and expectations of Amir?
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Amir's father is a wealthy and well-respected man with a dark secret; he had an affair with Ali's wife and Hassan is his illegitimate son. Baba wishes Amir were braver and stronger and that he could openly express his love for Hassan. Baba has a very narrow view of masculinity, which he feels that Amir lacks. Amir aspires to earn his father's adoration but always seems to fall short.