Mohsin Hamid Writing Styles in The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid
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Point of View

There are two points of view used throughout the novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The two view points are skillfully toggled back and forth to present different perspectives and even moods while reading. The majority of the narration is from the first person point of view while there are small sections interspersed throughout that are written in the second person point of view.

The author has the narrator use a first person point of view as he tells the story of his life in America. This is all presented in the past tense. Having Changez personally tell his story makes it fully reliable. Not only are the actions and words to be believed, but Changez is able to share his emotions and thoughts. This is very important because the story needs to be reliable in order to understand the changes which take place in Changez's thinking...

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