“My Son the Fanatic” by Hanif Kureishi. Teaching Notes complete short story is quite a long text, the activities proposed can be divided in three parts, as it is. Hanif Kureishi. My Son the Fanatic. Page 2. Hanif Kureishi. My Son the Fanatic. Page 3. Hanif Kureishi. My Son the Fanatic. Page 4. Hanif Kureishi. My Son the. Hanif Kureishi’s short story “My Son the Fanatic” was originally published in The New Yorker in The story deals with a father-son relationship and has.
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In the short story it is mentioned that Bettina and Parvez take “care for each other” Kureishi This statement underlines Parvez’s worries about his son. But his shame initially looks like the usual embarrassment teenagers sometimes have for their parents and not the disgust that Farid, and Ali, develops throughout the story. Languages Deutsch Edit links. In the short story Ali shows his disgust for his father in the conversation they have when they are out for dinner. At the beginning, Farid seems ashamed of his father when he is taking the pictures of the Fingerhuts.
Also, please see another of my blog posts for more general ideas on working with fictional texts: Parvez drinks a lot during this meeting and they start to argue. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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.
The new characters in the film are “the maulvi from Lahore, Fizzie and Herr Schitz. The short story opens with Parvez sitting in Ali’s room. Therefore, Minoo is a kjreishi complex figure in the film than in the text.
However, after a few days of observations Parvez decides that his son appears totally healthy. Farid is the religious fundamentalist and Mr. She leaves the car when it is still moving and runs away.
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here While Parvez keeps his son under surveillance he ghe him into the mosque. Parvez notices that Ali prays five times a day, although he had not been brought up to be religious.
He even gives introductions, as Farid tells Parvez in Fizzie’s restaurant, when they are having dinner. After this meeting, Parvez goes to his taxi to drive home.
The short story creates at its opening a very calm atmosphere of an average father worrying about his son. Below are some topics I have used previously when working with this text, some of them are also appropriate as pre-reading projects, which would provide learners with some more background information to help them understand the themes in the text. At home Parvez does not have a partner to communicate with. Ali offends his father, but does not do anything more.
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Either individually or in groups, they can be given a certain part of the text to work on. Farid trusts more the maulvi ideals of life than his fathers. Since Parvez has defended Bettina from a client who had attacked her, they take care of each other.
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Parvez asks Ali to come in and drive with them. Ali tells his father that he is going to give up his studies because, from his point of view, “Western education cultivates an anti-religious attitude”.
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My Son the Fanatic – Various Tasks
If I were Parvez, I would ask Ali if he is taking drugs. Here is an example worksheet of this type that I have made with answers: He walks into Ali’s room and attacks haif son who does not show any kind of reaction to protect or defend himself.
They throw Molotov cocktails into the prostitutes’ house and Farid spits at Bettina. This accent is a feature the film uses to create cultural differences. Later in the nightclub, Schitz also laughs at Parvez because of his Pakistani accent. He also explained briefly Ali’s old behaviour to give reason for Parvez worries. He even grows a beard to please Ali. The short story says that Parvez and Ali once “were brothers”.
Even the name Ali is changed to Farid.
Afterwards he wants to escape from the car, but Bettina prevents him. Schitz as the contrast to Farid’s world. And while Parvez was dreaming of a better life in Britain he did not realise that something had gone wrong with his son. Early in the story, Parvez is afraid of discussing his worries with his friends because his son has always been a kind of showpiece son.
A few days later while Parvez is driving in his taxi with Bettina he sees his son walking down the sidewalk. During the next days Parvez tries to explain cautiously to his son what his ideas and attitudes towards life are. Parvez’s wife is dressed in traditional Pakistani clothes, but she does not have her face veiled, Parvez speaks with his Pakistani accent and Minoo and Parvez speak Urdu, their native language, to each other.
Email required Address never made public. Parvez worries because Ali’s behaviour has changed significantly.