The Kite Runner Cultural Analysis

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While watching the film, The Kite Runner, I reflected on my own culture and values. I first realized there was a similarity between the Afghan culture and my own. When I was growing up, my father was the decision maker and leader of our family. While our patriarchal culture was not as strict as the one depicted in this film, I was surprised to learn that there was even a slight resemblance in our family roles. Since my own family was happily led by our father, I realized that other cultures probably feel satisfied with the patriarchal system as well. I also reflected back to my childhood while watching the racial biases being portrayed in the film. One instance was when the character, Hassan, was referred to as the “flat-nosed Hazara”

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