Interconnected Themes In The Kite Runner

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Also, there are two very interconnected storylines in The Kite Runner. We have both the family life of Amir and the life of Afghanistan as a nation. These intersect all the time. For example, right before Amir abandons and betrays his half-brother, the Soviets invade Afghanistan, pitting neighbor against neighbor. We might say the family drama stays in the foreground (what's right in front of you) and the war and national drama mostly stay in the background. Amir's relationships with Hassan and Baba are of central importance. But right beside those relationships – really, surrounding them – are the years of conflict and strife Afghanistan endures. To save Hassan's son and redeem himself, Amir must square off against the Taliban. Soon after

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