Analysis Of Mohsin Hamid 's The Reluctant Fundamentalist And Gish Jen 's Short Story Who 's Irish
881 WordsDec 9, 20154 Pages
In reality, when two group of people with different cultures come together, one often considers own culture is superior to another. This clash of culture can be arised from the cleavages of generation, language and identity for a person who may share the same race, nationality and social value. In Mohsin Hamid’s noval the Reluctant Fundamentalist and Gish Jen’s short story Who’s Irish?, narrate the voice of Eastern immigrants live at the intersection of two cultures, both primary characters (Changez and the Chinese grandmother) react to the cultural intersection/conflict through external events. By developing their different personality trait or attitude, internal struggles and relationships based on the changes of their cultural attribution, cultural identification and ideological thinking, the misunderstanding on a different cultural value and the occur of culture diaphragm will frame in the conflict. In which the Reluctant Fundamentalist forces on the cultural conflict in social relationship, Changez, a Pakistani Muslim perusing his American dream, who experiences a different American society before and after 9/11, turn him away from his identification with America and eventually back to his own culture; whereas, Who’s Irish? forces on the cultural conflict in family relationship and education, throught the Chineses grandmother, “Meanie”, who resists American culture at the beginning, until she embrace to the tantrums in her mixed granddaughter.
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