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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This accent is a feature the film uses to create cultural differences. Parvez is very enthusiastic and already plans his son’s wedding. Before his behaviour changes he was a very good student and had a lot of friends. In the film this “sexual dimension” Moore- Kkureishi Parvez’s wife is dressed in traditional Pakistani clothes, but she does not have her face veiled, Parvez speaks with his Pakistani accent and Minoo and Parvez speak Urdu, their native language, to each other. He studied philosophy and began writing novels at an early age.

The short story says that Parvez and Ali once “were brothers”. Schitz as the contrast to Farid’s world. Ali tells his father that he kureihsi going to give up his studies because, from his point of view, “Western education cultivates an anti-religious attitude”.

Being the son of an immigrant, a majority of his novels unravel the difficulties and challenges a huge amount of immigrants face in their new country, especially the difficulties involved in finding a place to belong. Later in the nightclub, Schitz also laughs at Parvez because of his Pakistani accent.

The main thing they talk about hani Parvez’s job. Farid is the kurreishi fundamentalist and Mr. In the short story it is mentioned that Kureishhi and Parvez take “care for each other” Kureishi Afterwards he wants to escape from the car, but Bettina prevents him.

“My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi

In the film it is shown how Parvez checks Farid’s temperature. This conflict is in the short story and in the film which both start in media represented at the kurrishi. Initially, Ali refuses this invitation, but later he accepts it. 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 eat apart from her husband.


He believes that his son kireishi finally growing out of his teenage attitude and taking more responsibility.

Whereas in the film, it is obvious from the beginning Parvez’s family has emigrated to Britain. Parvez begins watching every movement Ali makes, but can not find that anything is physically wrong with his son. After this meeting, Parvez goes to his taxi to drive home.

Parvez decides to invite his son to dinner to talk to him about his recent behaviour. EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles with style issues from September All articles with style issues All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from December After having a short conversation, they come to the conclusion that his son might be addicted to drugs and that he sells his things to earn money to buy drugs.

Even the name Ali is changed to Farid. Hanig and does not even know him, these two characters represent the two conflicting ways of life. For the film adaptation, see My Son the Fanatic film.

A few days later while Parvez is driving in his taxi with Bettina he sees his son walking down the sidewalk.

The only physical change Parvez observes is that Ali is growing a beard. He comes from Germany, which has just been united kureishk, to Great Britain and “represents the growing influence of Europe on Britain, in which a newly united Germany is the economic dynamo and, as such, a potentially oppressive force.

The plot surely did not take place so long ago, because of the use of video games and computers, but then again, they do use video tapes and therefore it is fair to believe that it must be some time ago, seeing that tapes is not that common nowadays.

Their relationship is close, and they feel as if they can tell each other everything. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat He just wants to state his view of things. This degrading incident made him avoid all kinds of religion, and he, as well has his colleagues, makes fun of people who believes. Schitz embodies everything that Farid hates about the Western World. Back at home Parvez drinks a lot of alcohol because he is furious at his son. This violence may be seen as an influence the maulvi took on them because he is added in the film and does not exist in the short story where an attack like that does not happen.


Farid’s reaction shows that he knows what his father is looking for and therefore he stretches out his arm to show his veins.

The short-story has two main kursishi, Parvez, the father, and Ali, the son. But Bettina changes his mind and Parvez resolves to try to understand what is osn on in his son’s mind. The character of Schitz, the German entrepreneur who is present through nearly the entire film, is one of the more complex characters of those added in the film. The new characters in the film are “the maulvi from Lahore, Fizzie and Herr Schitz. While Parvez keeps his son under surveillance he follows him into the mosque.

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In the car, Bettina starts to have a conversation with Ali, but as she tries to explain to Ali that his father loves him very much, Ali becomes angry and offends Bettina. Then the reader learns that Ali had an “English girlfriend from whom he has parted.

This article reads like a term paper and may require cleanup. His exact age is not determined, but he is entitled a teenager on several occasions and he did have an English girlfriend. And it turns out that his son does not sell his things. This article is about the short story. Please help to improve this article to make it neutral in tone and meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. There Parvez is confronted with the fact that his son is not just becoming religious.

The short story creates at its opening a very calm atmosphere of an average father worrying about his son. Parvez worries because Ali’s behaviour has changed significantly.