The Reluctant Fundamentalist Symbols & Objects

Mohsin Hamid
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Changez's Name

Changez's name represents the many ideological and emotional changes that the protagonist makes throughout the novel. His ideas about America, the importance of social standing and success, the plight of others and basic principles of life all shift and transform by the story's end. The changes that occur are not only in Changez's personal world, but in the world at large and in the lives of those who interact with him. The foreign policy of America is altered dramatically following the attacks of 9/11, Erica's introspection deepens and the future lives of many employees is ultimately affected by the valuation work Changez performs for Underwood Samson.

America

America is the land of promise and is the place where anyone can achieve their ultimate dreams. Changez initially claims to be a lover of America. He travels and studies there in pursuit of his dreams, like many Americans...

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