“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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My Son the Fanatic – Various Tasks – Clare’s ELT Compendium
If your students read the full text, not only my excerpt, they could also research into topics of prostitution, parenting methods, fanaticism e. The narrator who is not part of the story and therefore a heterodiegetic narrator narrates that Parvez is “bewildered” Kureishi Parvez’s wife is dressed in traditional Pakistani clothes, but she does not have her hankf veiled, Parvez speaks with his Pakistani accent and Minoo and Parvez speak Urdu, their native language, to each other.
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.
The main thing they talk about is Parvez’s job.
My Son the Fanatic – Various Tasks
During the next days Parvez tries to explain cautiously to his son what his ideas and attitudes towards life are. Also, please see another of my blog posts for more general ideas on working with fictional texts: He always was “aware of the pitfalls that other men’s sons had stumbled to in England. You can use the task to train their dictionary skills: He even gives introductions, as Farid tells Parvez in Fizzie’s restaurant, when they are having dinner.
Early in the kureihi, Parvez is afraid of discussing his worries with his friends because his son has always been a kind of showpiece son. Excerpt My Son the Fanatic. Sometimes, finding accessible texts for classes is difficult, especially as they are often long, and would take up too much lesson time.
Later in the nightclub, Schitz also laughs at Parvez because of his Pakistani accent. EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles with style issues from September All articles with style issues All articles that may contain original research Haniv that may contain original research from December Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The narrative deals with the problems of Parvez, who has migrated to England with his son Ali.
This will train them in the skills of citing secondary sources, and interpreting and using examples from a primary text. However, after a few days of observations Parvez decides that his son appears totally healthy. Parvez vs Ali Online, there are lots of other tasks and activities, as well as interpretation guides for the full story, for example: In the film this “sexual dimension” Moore- Gilbert They thr Molotov cocktails into the prostitutes’ house and Farid spits at Bettina.
He even grows a beard to texh Ali. Views Read Edit View history. Then the reader learns that Ali had an “English girlfriend from whom he has parted. But in his car he finds Bettina, a prostitute, who drives with Parvez very often and has become a confidante. Farid’s reaction shows that he knows what his father is looking for and therefore he stretches out his arm to show his veins.
Farid’s, or Ali’s; new attitudes towards the world he has lived in since his birth lead to a very big conflict between him and his father. He just gives them away. Even the name Ali is changed to Farid. For the film adaptation, see My Son the Fanatic film.
Back at home Parvez drinks a lot of alcohol because he is furious at his son. They should then find examples from the text excerpt to demonstrate their understanding.
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OALD, aimed at learnersand perhaps a collocations dictionary, before agreeing on the most appropriate and fitting adjectives. The new characters in the film fznatic “the maulvi from Lahore, Fizzie and Herr Schitz.
Therefore, Minoo is a more complex figure in the film than in the text. This article reads like a term paper and may require cleanup. Some terms that may be appropriate to study with regard to My Son the Fanatic: When Parvez stops hitting him, Ali asks his father: He likes to spend his money and to look down on people of other social classes as he does in the case of Parvez. Schitz and does not even know him, these two characters represent the two conflicting ways of life.
Email required Address never made public. Parvez notices that Ali prays five times a day, although he had not been brought up to be religious.
In the car, Bettina starts to have a conversation with Ali, but hanlf she tries to explain to Ali that his father loves him very much, Ali becomes angry and offends Bettina. Whereas in the film, it is obvious from the beginning Parvez’s family has emigrated to Britain. Parvez decides to invite his son to dinner to talk to him about his recent behaviour. But Ali still holds his hhanif in contempt for not following the rules of the Qur’an. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat He just wants to state his view of things.
Farid is presented in a more radical way in the film than in the short story. They are then asked to suggest ideas as to what the problem might be. Learners can be encouraged to brainstorm ideas and then discuss how fznatic the suggestions are, i.