The Reluctant Fundamentalist Quotes

Mohsin Hamid
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You seem worried. Do not be; this burly fellow is merely our waiter, and there is no need to reach under your jacket, I assume to grasp your wallet, as we will pay him later, when we are done.
-- Changez (chapter 1 paragraph 10)

Importance: In this statement, Changez, the main character and narrator, tells the American with whom he is sharing a cup of tea that there is no need to be concerned about his personal safety. However, the fact that he makes the observation that the American might be reaching for a weapon and is so casual in his dismissal of any concern raises questions about his real motives in having tea with the American stranger.

When my turn came, I said I hoped to one day be the dictator of an Islamic republic with nuclear capability; the others appeared shocked, and I was forced to explain that I had been joking.
-- Changez (chapter 2 paragraph 26)

Importance: While on...

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