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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But Ali still holds his father in contempt for not following the rules of the Qur’an. This article is about the short story. Din kommentar HTML-tagger fjernes. 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 Fanayic. In the short story it is mentioned that Bettina and Parvez take “care for each other” Kureishi In the film this “sexual dimension” Kurishi Gilbert He grew up in England in the s and s, being the son of a Pakistani immigrant and an English woman.

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. I, personally, like the short-story.

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Another important invention of the film is the change of the relationship between Parvez and Bettina. Parvez is very enthusiastic and already plans his son’s wedding.


Schitz can be seen as a “comparison with Parvez, kureishl the audience that there are different kinds of economic migrants, whose reception by the ‘host’ society varies according to the migrants national origin, class and ethnic identity. He just wants to state his view of things.

Whereas at the nearly end of the film Farid and his friends attack the prostitutes violently. The new characters in the film are “the maulvi from Lahore, Fizzie and Herr Schitz. But in his car he finds Bettina, a prostitute, who drives with Parvez very often and has become a confidante.

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 She leaves the car when it is still moving and runs away. But Bettina changes his mind and Parvez resolves to try to understand what is going on in his son’s mind.

His exact age is not determined, but he is entitled a teenager on several occasions and he did have an English girlfriend. Initially, Ali refuses this invitation, but later he accepts it.

This article reads like a term paper and may require cleanup. Schitz is a godless libertine. Parvez sln watching every movement Ali makes, but can not find that anything is physically wrong with his son.

“My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi

But his shame initially looks like the usual embarrassment teenagers sometimes have for their parents kurreishi not the disgust that Farid, and Ali, develops throughout the story. Their relationship is close, and they feel as if they can tell each other everything. The short story was also adapted into a film of the same title.


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

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Finally he opens up to his colleagues who instantly believe that Ali has a tge problem and that he is selling his things to afford drugs, which later is revealed to be incorrect, seeing that he is giving his belongings away to charity.

After a conversation with his friends and with Bettina Parvez worries about his son taking drugs.

He fabatic grows a beard to please Ali. Eventually, Parvez breaks his silence and tells them how his son has changed, hoping to receive some advice.

His wife, Minoo, who is rarely mentioned and not named in the short story, is always doing work and doesn’t talk much with her husband. The short story opens with Parvez sitting in Ali’s room. Farid is presented in a more radical way in the film than in the short story. He just gives them away. He ganatic explained briefly Ali’s old behaviour to give reason for Parvez worries. Fhe offends his father, but does not do anything more.

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