Hamid really does a fantastic job of integrating the two settings of New York City and Lahore. We see who Changez is from Lahore, and who he becomes from New York. Lahore is where Changez grew up, so his outlooks on different situations really show the reader that he is a Pakistani man. When he starts living in New York, he by no means looses any of his Pakistani-ness, but he seems to Americanize some of his views. New York is so fast moving and crazy, whereas Lahore seems more serene and thoughtful. When Changez is thrown into the hustle and bustle, he defiantly changes a little bit. We see this when he goes back to Lahore to visit his family, and he describes everything as looking worn. He used to describe his house in a very elegant, historic manner, but now he describes it as looking sort of old and run down. Changez got used to the upscale and high standards the United States has. I really find it interesting how Hamid incorporated New York into who Changez is.