While this book takes place against the backdrop of strife in Afghanistan it is also a personal narrative of fathers and their sons.
The Kite Runner: AS & A2
Amir's journey is one of seeking to redeem himself, as made clear in Rahim Khan's offer of 'a way to be good again' (p. 2).
The relationship between Amir and Hassan, as well as being informed by sibling rivalry is also one involving their contrasting ethnic identities and religious differences.
The book is filled with stories, showing the importance of narratives and the heritage they contain to Amir and his people.
Amir's story can be seen as a reflection of the historical events that surround it.