Baba demonstrates the role of family throughout the novel by leaving his life in afghanistan to give a better on in America. He had missed his old life and had adjusting to America, Amir would constantly ask if he wanted to go back and Baba would reply with "Besides I didn't bring us here for me, did I?" (p.130) This quote revealed how much Baba cared for Amir, to leave his old, wealthy and honored life to just working at a gas station. Baba was struggling and Amir could tell, all that he did in Kabul, and all that he was doing now was to give him a better life style. "My student hands, clean and soft, on his laborer's hand, grubby and colloused." (p.130) Amir now knew this was his one last gift from Baba.