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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Post 9/11 Biases in The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid’s, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, follows the story of a high status Muslim American named Changez as he lives through the hardship of prejudices held on Muslims in the early 21st century. This passage comes in the wake 9/11 and illustrates the biases that most Americans held on Muslims post 9/11. The words that Mohsin Hamid uses in the first sentence set the tone for the passage and setup the story he later tells in the passage: “Yet...

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Inquiry Essay The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid, is the sad story of a young man going through an identity crisis. The novel revolves around a Pakistani man, Changez, who just graduated from Princeton University. In the beginning Changez receives a high paying job at a firm that values other companies, and also falls in love with a girl, Erica. His life seems to be going well until the sudden attack on the twin towers causes the whole country to go against his culture and race. The...

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effective? What is lost and gained through the use of symbolism? The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel in which an American immigrant Changez is living a dream with a great job, money, and the “regal” Erica by his side. However after the 9/11 attacks Changez’s perception on America shifted, he was forced to question where his allegence lies and this developed into contempt for America. If you read The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, and fail to dig below to the surface of the text then...

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It is Changez’s shifting identity that creates the main interest and tension in the novel. Do you agree? Throughout Mosin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” there is a continual undercurrent of tension, with the main point of focus centred on Changez’s shifting identity. This being said, Changez is not the sole focus of the framed novel, with a mix of character’s actions and emotions building up the rise in tension. As the novel is told to us through the words of Changez, he is obviously considered...

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 English Essay: The Reluctant Fundamentalist Task: Compare novel and movie. Describe similarities and differences. Try to find reasons for the changes. The film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” based on Mohsin Hamid's book written in 2007, is quite similar to the novel. However, there are some aspects that were slightly modified, completely removed from the storyline or added to the movie. In both novel and movie, the main character Changez is a prodigious student from Pakistan...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist- Is Changez Reluctant?

Is Changez ‘reluctant’ as the title suggests? In Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the Pakistani protagonist, Changez, is not reluctant like the title suggests. Hamid illustrates through Changez’ persistence in being unhesitant how it, consequently, negatively impacts the people around him. In his determination to be with Erica Changez forces her to think of him as her deceased boyfriend, Chris, emphasizing his eagerness to be with her. Hamid uses first person monologue, and shifts...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid, follows the journey of its protagonist, Changez, who tells the story of his time in America from being a student to chasing his American dream to watching the demise of the nation he loved post 9/11. Initially Changez was compelled to adopt the identity of a New Yorker and threw himself into the culture that so readily accepted him. The events of September 11 shook the nation that Changez so strongly felt apart of and he began to watch the great nation...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist Alexandra Murphy Choose a novel in which one of the main characters struggles with identity or the culture of the environment they live in. Describe the character’s situation and go on to discuss how it adds to your understanding of the character and the central concerns of the text. In Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, the main character, Changez, struggles to feel comfortable with his true identity throughout the novel. Through Hamid’s use of characterisation...

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(in Philippines) Confused about his identity: Beard, 9/11 attacks, “Princeton made everything possible…but it did not, could not, make me forget such things as how much I enjoy the tea in this, the city of my birth” Mohsin Hamid’s novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, illustrates the conflicting struggle between the protagonist Changez and his ongoing pursuit to discover his identity throughout his peregrination. Through the duration of the novel, the reader is subjected to Changez’s transitioning character...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist Review Paper

 Movie Review The Reluctant Fundamentalist It is not easy to do justice to a book just quite as dynamic as Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, yet Mira Nair has done a spectacular job of bringing to film what Hamid did to literature. The movie features extra ordinary talent from the East and the West. The esteemed Om Puri who plays a virtuoso poet along with Shabana Azmi grace the screen with their presence playing parents to a spoilt Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed)...

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