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National and cultural Identity Write your text in the simple present! When you refer to a passage in the text, do it like this: ... (cf. p. 3, I. 5); cf. is for confer, use pp. if there are more than ona pages, use II. if there are more than one line. Your text should include these three parts with the following aspects: Introduction: - name/kind of text - main character - middle aged man, Pakistani immigrant, living in London - cab driver - married - son How to write a charakterization - My Son the Fanatic Main part: - love for son ->trying to give him a "better" life, worries about him, works hard - given up on religion/Islam: bad experiences in his childhood - positive/pragmatic outlook on life - likes Western culture/wants to assimilate - does not care about Muslim prohibitions: enjoys pork and alcohol - is close to a prostitute while avoiding his wife - is insecure / afraid of his son - is at times unable to control his drinking Conclusion: - too pragmatic/non-religious to understand why Ali rejects the life he wants for him - cannot understand why his son idealizes Islam (has his own experiences) - hurt by his son's disdain - loss of self-control due to alcohol -> loses Ali in the end Turn the page for a model solution! 1...

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Characterization of Parvez In the short story "My Son the Fanatic" by Hanif Kureishi Parvez is one of the main characters. He is a middle aged Pakistani immigrant who was born in Lahore and now lives in London, where he has worked as a cab driver for about 20 years. He is married and has a son, Ali, who is a young adult. Parvez is a hard-working, cheerful man with a generally positive outlook on life. Parvez loves his son. On the one hand, this can be seen in the way he worries when Ali's behaviour changes. On the other hand, this also becomes obvious in the way he has tried to support his son: Parvez hopes for a good life for Ali and has worked hard to be able to buy him expensive computer equipment, good suits and aid him with his higher education so that he can become a white-collar worker. He believes that this is the best he can offer his son (cf. p. 2, II.15-19). Parvez does not have a good relationship with Islam, as in his childhood in Pakistan he went through a strict Islamic education and was at times humiliated by his religious teachers. This made him turn away from religion in general (cf. p. 4, II. 24-25, p. 5, II. 1-2). Being able to live in Western culture and prosperity and enjoying its advantages for him is a way to be free. When he says to Ali "[...] but still - life is for living!“ (p. 10, I. 4), this neatly sums up his attitude. He is not much interested in spirituality and does not care about Muslim prohibitions. Living in a rather assimilated way, he enjoys pork and alcohol. He is also close with a prostitute, Bettina (cf. p.3, II. 16-18). She even appears to be his main confidante, as he avoids his wife who he does not seem to have a real relationship with. When his son confronts him about his "unislamic” behaviour that he dislikes, Parvez reacts unapologetically (cf. p. 6). At times, Parvez seems to be rather insecure. He can not bring himself to adress the change Ali is going through verbally (cf. p. 1, I. 10). Later in the story, he is too nervous to use the meeting in the restaurant for a controlled conversation, getting drunk instead (cf. p. 5, II. 23-25). This does not only happen once: Parvez does drink too much on occasion. When he worries about the changing behaviour of Ali's, he goes "to the whisky bottle more often, even when he [is] at work" (p 2, 1. 4). In the decisive scene in the restaurant, he is unable to control his drinking, thus losing control over himself and the situation as well (cf. pp. 7-8). In the final scene when he beats his son, Parvez is drunk once again (cf. p. 11, l. 11). Because Parvez is a very pragmatic person, he cannot understand why his son rejects the good life he offers him. Having grown up in Pakistan, he finds it impossible to idealize Muslim life and purity in the way Ali does. He is very hurt by the disdain his son is treating him with. Fueled by too much alcohol, he is not able to control himself on a number of occasions. All of this adds up in such a way that Parvez is unable to try and understand his son and ends up losing him in the end 2

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National and cultural Identity Write your text in the simple present! When you refer to a passage in the text, do it like this: ... (cf. p. 3, I. 5); cf. is for confer, use pp. if there are more than ona pages, use II. if there are more than one line. Your text should include these three parts with the following aspects: Introduction: - name/kind of text - main character - middle aged man, Pakistani immigrant, living in London - cab driver - married - son How to write a charakterization - My Son the Fanatic Main part: - love for son ->trying to give him a "better" life, worries about him, works hard - given up on religion/Islam: bad experiences in his childhood - positive/pragmatic outlook on life - likes Western culture/wants to assimilate - does not care about Muslim prohibitions: enjoys pork and alcohol - is close to a prostitute while avoiding his wife - is insecure / afraid of his son - is at times unable to control his drinking Conclusion: - too pragmatic/non-religious to understand why Ali rejects the life he wants for him - cannot understand why his son idealizes Islam (has his own experiences) - hurt by his son's disdain - loss of self-control due to alcohol -> loses Ali in the end Turn the page for a model solution! 1...

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Characterization of Parvez In the short story "My Son the Fanatic" by Hanif Kureishi Parvez is one of the main characters. He is a middle aged Pakistani immigrant who was born in Lahore and now lives in London, where he has worked as a cab driver for about 20 years. He is married and has a son, Ali, who is a young adult. Parvez is a hard-working, cheerful man with a generally positive outlook on life. Parvez loves his son. On the one hand, this can be seen in the way he worries when Ali's behaviour changes. On the other hand, this also becomes obvious in the way he has tried to support his son: Parvez hopes for a good life for Ali and has worked hard to be able to buy him expensive computer equipment, good suits and aid him with his higher education so that he can become a white-collar worker. He believes that this is the best he can offer his son (cf. p. 2, II.15-19). Parvez does not have a good relationship with Islam, as in his childhood in Pakistan he went through a strict Islamic education and was at times humiliated by his religious teachers. This made him turn away from religion in general (cf. p. 4, II. 24-25, p. 5, II. 1-2). Being able to live in Western culture and prosperity and enjoying its advantages for him is a way to be free. When he says to Ali "[...] but still - life is for living!“ (p. 10, I. 4), this neatly sums up his attitude. He is not much interested in spirituality and does not care about Muslim prohibitions. Living in a rather assimilated way, he enjoys pork and alcohol. He is also close with a prostitute, Bettina (cf. p.3, II. 16-18). She even appears to be his main confidante, as he avoids his wife who he does not seem to have a real relationship with. When his son confronts him about his "unislamic” behaviour that he dislikes, Parvez reacts unapologetically (cf. p. 6). At times, Parvez seems to be rather insecure. He can not bring himself to adress the change Ali is going through verbally (cf. p. 1, I. 10). Later in the story, he is too nervous to use the meeting in the restaurant for a controlled conversation, getting drunk instead (cf. p. 5, II. 23-25). This does not only happen once: Parvez does drink too much on occasion. When he worries about the changing behaviour of Ali's, he goes "to the whisky bottle more often, even when he [is] at work" (p 2, 1. 4). In the decisive scene in the restaurant, he is unable to control his drinking, thus losing control over himself and the situation as well (cf. pp. 7-8). In the final scene when he beats his son, Parvez is drunk once again (cf. p. 11, l. 11). Because Parvez is a very pragmatic person, he cannot understand why his son rejects the good life he offers him. Having grown up in Pakistan, he finds it impossible to idealize Muslim life and purity in the way Ali does. He is very hurt by the disdain his son is treating him with. Fueled by too much alcohol, he is not able to control himself on a number of occasions. All of this adds up in such a way that Parvez is unable to try and understand his son and ends up losing him in the end 2