Do you think the title "My Son the Fanatic" is fitting? Do you think the title "My Son the Fanatic" is fitting?
I think that the title is appropriate for a couple of reasons. The first is that it represents the gulf between father and son. One can almost imagine Parvez saying this to his taxi cab colleagues with a sense of despair and lament not because of his son's condition but because of what it will reflect on him as a father. One of Parvez's fundamental challenges, and failures, as a father is that he is so committed to what others think of he and his name that he believes, wrongly, that his...
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I also share the opinion that the title is fitting, because I would call a person with the same attitudes und beliefs towards the islam like the one's ali has a fanatic person as well.
Ali speaks of "our" people although he is an english citizen who has never been in the near east and says that western materialists would hate "them".
Furthermore he follows stricktly the Islamic rules of which he even had made fun of some time before and adjudges even his own father as awful because of not following them.
All this are aspects which make people accusing someone of a fanatic way of thinking and because this is indeed the main conflict in this short story I would call "My son the fanatic" a fitting title.