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The relutant

The reluctant fundamentalist not only focuses on fundamentalism but focuses on values that change identity The reluctant fundamentalist is written by Mohsin Hamid and was published in 2007 exploring the resulting of Americans attitude towards Muslims after the September 11 attacks (9/11). The novel is presented as a monologue, Hamid made the novel shift between the past and the present. Changez, the protagonist, is an articulate and highly intelligent Pakistani who struggles with his identity...

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Rf Notes Erica + America

In many ways, in Mohsin Hamid’s novel The Reluctant fundamentalist, the relationship between Changez and Erica mirrors that the failed love affair between Changez and the United States. Throughout the novel these two idea’s run parallel to each other, for example when Changez and Erica make love she can only accept him if he pretends to be Chris, Not unlike how Changez can only be accepted into America society if he possesses an American degree an American job and supresses his Pakistani identity...

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“the Great Gatsby Is a Story of Infatuation and Disenchantment”. How Far and in What Ways Do You Agree with This View of the Great Gatsby and One Other Novel You Have Read.

futile search for the American Dream (the idea that any person can achieve material success and therefore “happiness” through hard work) and reveals the comparisons between glittering illusion and harsh reality. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid also explores the themes of enchantment and disillusionment. Changez tells of how he became infatuated with America/ Erica and then grew disappointed and disillusioned by them. This mirrors Gatsby and Nick’s pursuit of individual dreams that fascinate...

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Writing and Section

Who Read Love Stories.................................................................... Director: Rolf de Heer . . 17. The Reluctant Fundamentalist........................................................................................... Mohsin Hamid 18. Things We Didn’t See Coming...................................................................................... Steven Amsterdam 19. Twelve Angry Men.......................................................................................

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The Fundamental

 The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid English Exam Revision 2013 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Key statements about the text The reluctant fundamentalist deals with themes relevant on a global scale and chronicles the rise and fall of Changez’s brief and torrid love affair with the American empire, and explores the notion of the self destructive nature of Empires. The novel additionally traces the dynamic relationship between two unlikely cafe-mates...

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Hamid Karzai

English, Professor. L. Citko English 101 Final Draft Hamid Karzai is a smart an intelligent man, as well as a great leader. Throughout life we look up to smart people to be great leaders, to motivate, inspire and ultimately to lead. Not everyone possesses the ability to be a leader. Few people are capable of leading an entire country it takes an individual with a great deal of confident. I personally believe and support the idea that Hamid Karzai is a great leader. We trust that our leaders...

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Wedding Ceremony

expenses, including several huge prewedding parties and money for the bride’s family, a kind of reverse dowry. Hamid, a midlevel bureaucrat in the Afghan government who supports his six-member family on a salary of $7,200 per year, said his bill was going to top $12,000. And by Afghan standards, that would be considered normal, or even a bargain. “Sometimes it’s difficult to think about it,” said Hamid, 30, who requested that his full name not be published because his employer forbids him to speak to the...

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Post 2014 Afghanistan

withdrawal of troops to be in sync with develo‐ pments on political front. The writer was Pakistan’s ambassador to the EU from 2002-2004 and to the US in 1999 tariq.fatemi@tribune.com.pk President Asif Ali Zardari’s meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session were claimed to have injected greater clarity to the US ‘endgame’ plans for Afghanistan. If so, there is little evidence of...

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Afghanistan

ARTICLE SOURCE a. The Economist. ARTICLE SUMMARY a. This article talks about the state of affairs in Afghanistan. The Taliban is still very much around even though they are not in control of the government. The government is led by President Hamid Karzai, who is said to be very corrupt. There are also the forces of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the US forces led by Commanding General David Petraeus. The Taliban is on one side, and on the other side are the government and the...

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a thousand splendid suns

Afghanistan and everything was the way the traditional tribes wanted it to be; Strict, religious, and discrimination against women. The Taliban took over in 1996 and the rules were even stricter. In 2002,”the country has an interim president now, Hamid Karzai” (389). All these themes, the role of women, government conflict, and interaction of cultures, are still happening around the world. Women are still fighting for their rights in the Middle East. Right now, there’s a war in Syria over the...

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