Born in Pakistan, educated at Princeton and currently the hottest new employee at a New York firm specialising in ruthless appraisals of ailing companies being targeted for takeover, Changez recognises himself in the description. There, bearded and generally reacculturated, he meets an American in a restaurant in the Old Anarkali district, and buttonholes him with his life story. The novel is his monologue: The richest instance of the latter is in the way it plays with the idea of fundamentalism itself.
Changez is a young Pakistani man in his twenties, who is, when we first meet him, living in New York. Contents [ show ] Synopsis Like the novel's author Mohsin Hamid, Changez is born in Lahore, and both studied at Princeton University, one of the more prestigious universities in the US.
After completing his Bachelor's degree in finance, Changez joins consultancy firm Underwood Samson as an analyst, starting his climb in corporate finance. His long hours and ability to think outside of the box makes him a great asset to the firm, and his superior, Jimstarts sending him on overseas assignments.
On Nine-Eleven, Changez is overseas on business, and in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, he feels forced to take a stand reflecting his growing anti US views, and what he sees at US economic and political imperialism. Then, events and circumstances lead Changez home to his native Pakistan, where he accepts a professorate at the Lahore University.
He gradually becomes a leading figure in non violent anti US opinion and protest marches. This eventually leads to the somewhat unclear end of the novel and film, as it hints at several possible outcomes. Genghis Khan was known for conducting several attacks on muslim cities in the 13th century, suggesting that Changez is not likely to turn to Islamic views and culture.
This, however, acts as a paradox, as Changez does actually that. A foreign student in the US, Changez had a different frame of reference for viewing american culture, as well as politics. He is not surprised at all.
During his business trips, he starts to question his own ethics and his his role as pawn to american capitalist interests.
Changez becomes concerned about global power issues and is afraid that Pakistan is beeing played by USA in a game of middle east dominance. This, paired with his already growing anti US views, damaged his job situation.
It led to lost motivation at work, ultimately causing him to getting fired, after an unsuccessful assignment in Chile. With no job, and no further intentions or wishes to stay in America, Changez Khan returns to Pakistan.
Changez after returning to Pakistan Returning to Pakistan Changez returns to his hometown, Lahore, after studies, and a professional carreer on Wall Street. He starts working at the Lahore Unisversity, as a professor of finance.
Changez becomes popular among his students, because of his insight in global issues, and gains many followers among them. He activizes his students in different non violent demonstrations, and openly criticizes American military matters around the globe.
Conclusion In conclusion, one can certainly say that Chagez undergoes a thorough development, throughout the novel. From early on, we get to know Changez as a round character, changing his thoughts and views after his time and experience in the American business-world passes.
Changez is dynamic, in the sense that his features, both mentally and visually, with him growing a beard, turns more away from the American economic capitalism. From living a wealthy american lifestyle, Changez finds himself leading student protests, and spreading anti-american propaganda after his return to Lahore, thus turning completely to the opposite of his previous position in the US.The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid This interesting class of warrior is described during a business lunch to Changez, the young hero of Mohsin Hamid's second novel, at a moment of.
The difference between the two roles Changez plays – in Pakistan, he’s an interviewer; at Princeton, he’s being interviewed – suggest how greatly he has changed, and suggest that The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the story of how Changez moves from being a nervous, passive character to an active one.
Changez is the protagonist of the Novel “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid. His character is complex and diverse from the rest. His character is complex and diverse from the rest. It is volatile and his perspective of his identity is irresolute.
Apr 22, · This is a book that pivots on a smile. A third of the way through Mohsin Hamid’s second novel, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” the narrator, a young Pakistani man named Changez, tells an. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Kindle edition by Mohsin Hamid. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist.4/5(). Changez is the protagonist of the Novel “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid. His character is complex and diverse from the rest.
It is volatile and his perspective of his identity is irresolute.