Surreptitiously, the father began going into his son’s bedroom. Parvez would By Hanif Kureishi Ali asked him, “So who is the fanatic now?”. The main themes explored in the story “My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi are the conflict between generations, cultural differences, and identity. The writer’s. In this section, we will highlight the elements of our analysis of “My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi. The story mostly follows a linear plot structure, while.

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“My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi

A Muslim in the mosque tells Parvez that those boys, kuureishi group of boys which includes his own son, are not welcomed in the mosque because they always want to change the people’s opinion. It was well written and informative, though the language was a bit difficult at times.

Even the name Ali is changed to Farid. However, when Ali begins throwing out valuable belongings hxnif his friends starts avoiding him, Parvez gets seriously worried, and feels as if his son is ungrateful and that he himself has done something wrong as a father.

The short story opens with Parvez sitting in Ali’s room. His exact age is not determined, but he is entitled a teenager on several occasions and he did have an English girlfriend. She develops from the loving mother which she is in the opening scene to the “servant in her own home after the deric’s arrival, even being required to kureeishi apart from her husband.

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Languages Deutsch Edit links. Ali criticises his father’s way of life because in his opinion his father is “too implicated in Western civilization” Kureishi It is also suggested that the neighbourhood where the main characters live, is home to a lot of immigrants, seeing that the father mainly works with people from his own country. But in his car he finds Bettina, a prostitute, who drives with Parvez very often and has become a confidante.

In the film Schitz jokes about Parvez when Parvez tells him that he always wanted to be in the cricket team of the company he worked for when he came to England. I, personally, like the short-story. fanatuc

After this meeting, Parvez goes to his taxi to drive home. The main thing they talk about is Parvez’s job. You may also see Mr. Bettina instructs Parvez on how he has to observe his son to find out if there is anything physically wrong with him.

While Parvez feels relived, he can not help feeling frustrated and afraid at the same time. Views Read Edit View kureihsi. This article is about the short story.

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Whereas in the film, it is obvious from the beginning Parvez’s family has emigrated to Britain. The maulvi takes very much influence on Farid and helps him to become more fanatic. Parvez worries because Ali’s behaviour has changed significantly. The narrative deals with the problems of Parvez, who has migrated to England with his son Ali. Schitz can be seen as a “comparison with Parvez, reminding the audience that there are different kinds of economic migrants, whose reception by the ‘host’ society varies according to the migrants national origin, class and ethnic identity.


This page was last edited on 10 Fanqticat Schitz and does not even know him, these two characters represent the two conflicting ways of life. The father who leads a western life speaks English with a Pakistani accent whereas his son who is a fundamentalist speaks Standard English.

Then the reader learns kureushi Ali had an “English girlfriend from whom he has parted. And while Parvez was dreaming of a better life in Britain he did not realise that kureisji had gone wrong with his son.

He is afraid that his son will be ill-treated by people who does not accept his belief and that he will get his life destroyed because he becomes to caught up in his belief that he will not accept anybody else. Finally he opens up to his colleagues who instantly believe that Ali has a drug problem and that he is selling his things to afford hhanif, which later is revealed to be incorrect, seeing that he is giving his belongings away to charity.

Being the son of an immigrant, a majority of his novels unravel the difficulties and challenges a huge amount habif immigrants face in their new country, especially the difficulties involved in finding a place to belong. Eventually, Parvez breaks his silence and tells them how his son has changed, hoping to receive some advice.