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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In the film this “sexual dimension” Moore- Gilbert Farid is presented in a more radical way in the film than in the short yanif.

Farid trusts more the maulvi ideals of life than his fathers. Parvez tells Bettina what he has observed and that he and his friends assume that his son does all these strange things because he is drug addicted. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And while Parvez was dreaming of a better life in Britain he did not realise that something had gone wrong with his son. Whereas at the nearly end of the film Farid and his friends attack the prostitutes violently.

It was reprinted in Kureishi’s collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, and also as a supplement to some editions of The Black Album. Mu do not learn that in the film.

The order of events is changed and new events and characters are added.

Parvez begins watching every movement Ali makes, but can not find that anything is physically wrong with his son. While Parvez feels relived, he can not help feeling frustrated and afraid at the same time.


Back at home Parvez drinks a lot of alcohol because he is furious at his son. Although Farid is in conflict with his father and not with Mr.

“My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi

It was well written and informative, though the language was a bit difficult at times. The only physical change Parvez observes is that Ali is growing a beard. 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. Parvez decides to invite his son to dinner to talk to him about his recent behaviour. He likes to spend his money and to look down on people of other social classes as he does in the case of Parvez.

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Schitz and does not even know him, these two characters represent the two conflicting ways of life. He changes kureishu a fundamentalist. Initially, Ali refuses this invitation, but later he accepts it.

Parvez worries because Ali’s behaviour has changed significantly. So short-story has two main characters, Parvez, the father, and Ali, the son. Parvez is an immigrant, who has lived in England for at least 20 years, given that this is the period of time he has worked has a taxi-driver there. Parvez is very enthusiastic and already plans his son’s wedding.

Even the name Ali is changed to Farid. He always was “aware of the pitfalls that other men’s sons had stumbled to in England.

His exact age kursishi not determined, but he is entitled a teenager on several occasions and he did have an English girlfriend. Therefore, Minoo is a more complex figure in the film than in the text. In the text and the film, Parvez is presented as a loving father who wants the best for his son.


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Retrieved from ” https: 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. At home Parvez does not have a partner to communicate with. Then the reader learns that Ali had an “English girlfriend from whom he has parted. Ali criticises his father’s way of life because in his opinion his father is “too implicated in Western civilization” Kureishi Din kommentar HTML-tagger fjernes.

You may also see Mr. In the film it is shown how Parvez checks Farid’s temperature. This violence may be seen as an influence kurfishi 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. Bettina instructs Parvez on how he has to observe his son to find out if there is anything physically wrong with him. 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 drugs, kkreishi later is revealed to be incorrect, seeing that he is giving his belongings away to charity.