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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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My Son the Fanatic – Wikipedia

He grew up in England in the tye and s, being the son of a Pakistani immigrant and an English woman. He studied philosophy and began writing novels at an early age. 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.

He believes that his son is finally growing out of his teenage attitude and taking more responsibility. However, when Ali begins throwing out valuable belongings and his friends starts avoiding him, Parvez gets seriously worried, and feels as if his son is ungrateful and that he himself has done something wrong as a father. Finally he opens up to his colleagues who instantly believe that Ali has a drug problem kuresihi 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.


Parvez begins watching every movement Ali makes, but can not find that anything is physically wrong with his son. He shortly after finds out that Ali has become interested and fascinated by the religion Islam, and that he spends all his time praying or going to the mosque.

While Parvez feels sln, he can not help feeling frustrated and kureidhi at the same time. The plot surely did not take place so long ago, because of the use of video games and computers, but then again, they do use video tapes and therefore it is fair faanatic believe that it must be some time ago, seeing that tapes is not that common nowadays. It is also suggested that the neighbourhood where the main characters live, is home to a lot of immigrants, seeing that the father mainly works with people from his own country.

The short-story has two main characters, Parvez, the father, and Ali, the son. Parvez is an kurieshi, 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. Their relationship is close, and they feel as if they can tell each other everything.

This degrading incident made him avoid all kinds of religion, and he, as well has his colleagues, makes fun of people who believes. His exact age is not determined, but he is entitled a teenager on several occasions and he did have an English girlfriend. Before his behaviour changes he was a very good student and had a lot of friends.


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Ali develops a sharp tongue and his friends pull away from him, something which he does not seem to mind. He encloses himself into his oven little world where nothing which is against his belief can be accepted.

The short-story focuses on the relationship between Pervez and Ali, a relationship which slowly, but most certainly, decline and is broken down bit by bit. He is afraid that his son will kurfishi ill-treated by people who does not accept his belief and that he will get his life destroyed because he becomes to caught up in his belief that he will not accept anybody else.

I, personally, like the short-story.

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