Tuesday, February 24, 2009
My favorite part about Changez is he lets both Pakistani and American, cultures shape who he is. Growing up in Pakistan has changed his whole persona in dealing with other people and staying true to himself. I found it incredibly interesting the way he described how men look at women and all the different customs. And yet, he loves the hustle and bustle of everyday life in America. Changez shows a unique way of portraying himself confidently, maybe a little cocky, but always secure with who he is. Also, he's open, but quite mysterious. It's as if he enjoys the simple things in life and see through different eyes. When I read The Reluctant Fundamentalist, I don't exactly relate like I would other books, but I see a whole other point of view that I don't think I would have personally seen. I hope throughout the book, Changez presents new ideas to think about and his own twist on what you wouldn't expect.