Throughout The Kite Runner, Amir struggles with the ability to live up to Baba’s expectations, especially in contrast to Hassan’s seemingly effortless capacity to be everything Baba wants in a son.
In chapter 12, after his father decides to forgo chemotherapy, Amir begins to cry, provoking an angry reaction from his father that reflects on the overall characterization of both father and son:
“What’s going to happen to you, you say? All those years, that’s what I was trying to teach you, how to never have to ask that question.”
Which of the following earlier interactions between Baba and Amir is LEAST expressive of this complicated dynamic?