"The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Essays and Research Papers

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TO WHAT EXTENT IS THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST ABOUT NOSTALGIA? PLAN: INTRODUCTION: Yes, the novel “ The Reluctant Fundamentalist” revolves around the theme of Nostalgia What is nostalgia? How is it shown in the novel Body Paragraph 1: Changez Changez often shows signs of nostalgia when remembering his journey. The audience can see that toward the end Changez is spiralling into the dangers of Nostalgia. When Changez thinks about his countries past he feels jealous, not at America...

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How Does Changez Change in the Reluctant Fundamentalist?

“I had changed; I was looking about me with the eyes of a foreigner.” How does Changez change throughout the novel? The Reluctant Fundamentalist uncovers two failed love affairs, one with a person and the other with a nation. Changez - the brilliant boy from Lahore, who was brought up in a utopian background with a loving family yet who faced financial difficulty, manages to get into Princeton with a generous scholarship, and bags one of the most coveted jobs in the country...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, There Are Many Parallels to America in the Novel

‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid opens in a tea house which locates in Lahore, Pakistan. Changez, who is the protagonist recounts his life in America and the changes he had gone through in his American Journey. The use of an extended monologue makes readers view events through Changez’s perspective. Readers can also see that Hamid used a lot of parallel to present America, and Changez’s relationship with America also shown by these parallels. Initially, the company Changez works for...

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Crossing Dangerous Borders - Mira Noir's Comments on 'the Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Crossing Dangerous Borders Mira Nair on ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Mira Nair’s ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’: The director Mira Nair discusses her latest film, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” By FRED KAPLAN Published: April 19, 2013 It seems far-fetched that “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 best-selling novel, would be turned into a movie. First, there’s its narrative structure. A young man greets an American tourist in a cafe in the Pakistani city of Lahore and proceeds...

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Nostalgia and the Reluctent Fundamentalist

Hamid suggests that in difficult times people and nations retreat into nostalgia. How is this explored in the novel? Mohsin Hamid's one man monologue narrative 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' provide us with an interesting insight of the difficult times faced, in the past and present of the novel's protagonist Changez. It is considered that 'nostalgia' has a audacious effect on the main characters of the novel, and most unrecognisably, the United States of America. Throughout the novel it is suggested...

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Reluctant Fund

mohsinhamid.com home about novels essays stories interviews connect The Reluctant Fundamentalist Published in 2007 in these languages. Became an international bestseller with over a million copies in print. Was adapted for the cinema. Awards Won the Ambassador Book Award, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Asian American Literary Award, Premio Speciale Dal Testo Allo Schermo, and South Bank Show Award for Literature. Was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, International IMPAC Dublin...

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reluctant fundsamentalist review

The reluctant fundamentalist- Comparitive study “It seems an obvious thing to say, but you should not imagine that we Pakistanis are all potential terrorists, just as we should not imagine that you Americans are all undercover assassins.” The book is about a Pakistani man named Changez who goes to the US to study in Princeton, gets a job with a valuation firm, feels empowered by the American ideals of opportunity and equality – but finds himself becoming more defensive about his cultural identity...

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Reluctant Fundamentalist

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST “It’s like I’m an oyster. I’ve had this sharp speck inside me for a long time, and I’ve been trying to make it more comfortable, so slowly I’ve turned it into a pearl.” 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' a ‘brief and charming story; a ‘seething commentary on the events of post 9/11 and the resentment it has created in the minds of non-western world for the way America has conducted itself after the attacks. A monologue narrated by a young bearded Pakistani man Changez...

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Irony: How Poverty Motivates Teens in the Reluctant Fundamentalist, the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and “the Balek Scales”

that poverty makes people have a terrible life and fail, but poverty actually helps people to strive for more. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Arnold goes to Reardon because he wanted to be better, in The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid Changez goes to Princeton to get a good job so that he can support his family and live a good life, and in “The Balek Scales” by Heinrich Böll the Grandfather investigates the legibility of the scales to get more money. Changez...

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The Unreliable Narrator

In The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the narrator is a very pleasing, intelligent individual named Changez. Changez is speaking with an unnamed American man throughout the entire novel, and is doing so without the conversational input of the American. In other words, this novel is one strung out monologue, seeing as Changez is the only one to speak or think. This puts the reader in a situation in which he or she has no other choice but to listen to the narrator and take everything that he says at...

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