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Academic Paper Proposal: For my Academic Paper, I will go about discussing a novel titled, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid. I have chosen this novel as my topic for the reason that it encompasses all of the themes that we have explored throughout this course including: The United State’s global influence, exile and alienation, longing for home, war and violence, relationships, and a meeting of conflicting worlds and cultures. In regard to my interest surrounding the topic, it is that in our modern global age we are confronted with all these themes throughout our lives, and I believe that it is crucial if not mandatory to be an informed citizen of the world around us. A summary of the novel will provide the sufficient information as to why I have chosen this topic. The setting takes place at a café in Pakistan, where Changez the
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Unformatted text preview: protagonist of Pakistani background, carries on a conversation with an unknown American. As their discussion progresses, we get an idea of how Changez has come to be in his current situation as a result of his experiences as a foreign student in America at Princeton. He rises up and is recruited by a top-notch corporate firm where he excels in the thriving metropolis that is New York. In addition, he develops a romantic relationship with an upscale Manhattan girl, Erica. However, the events of 9/11 completely change the course of his life in regard to his newly acquired assets of money, power, and love. These irreversible changes force him to reassert his place in our modern world, and to make irrevocable decisions that reflect his inner schism between East and West....
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