*I apologize if anyone was offended by my choice of words.*
Apparently, you may find this whole story evolves around father and a son but, “my son the fanatic” is not just about father son relation. Its more than that. The story signifies that lifestyle of those people who left their country for finantional reasons and to provide, good life to their families, have not only adopted the lifestyle of english society but also in an effort to become a part of socitey early, they went one step ahead and in the name of adoptibility and modernism they started violating all the rules set by any decent society.They started diviating from their own basic islamic values,their culture,their ethics and code of conduct,and to prove being more europian than europians they went far beyond and beneath the dignity and honour of mankind. Partying with friends,socilising and having a constant fun with known and unknown people was not actually the reason they migrated and came to England for. Their demands increases and then an expected clash took place between their desires and their religion. This one story highlights so many hidden cases around the globe of people belong to different ethencities, cultures and countries like how they become under the influence of west and started neglecting their values. The fanatic word is consider to be a critisizm towards who is an extreamist. So basically Pervaze used this word not for his son but for the person who as a matter of fact stops Pervaze for doing those deeds, which are considered as an obnoxious and disorderly event. I know so many people like Pervaze, who killed their individuality trying to be someone or something ,they are not. The story further explains that by stepping out of Pakistan, not only Parvez’s character but also his notions, beliefs, idelogies, attitude the religion and his tradiotins everything changed and disappeared from him. When hit the foreign land immigrants like Pervaze keep themselves busy in doing odd jobs that one can imagine. Since, they dont have any family pressure they take benefit out of it and starts doing clubbing, gambleing, drinking, hang out with white women. Normally people who gets involve in such disordlies are more like drivers, dog handlers or guards , in other words they either belong to a lower class or middle class background. The concern of Pervaze about his son is very much normal since he’s not there where his son wants to see him and since he doesnt know the change took place / occured in his son’s mind. The whole conflict starts when he discovers where his son mentally and morally stands.It was very hard for him to digest the change occured in his son personality.When People around Pervaze became aware of a confused father’s problem about his son,and so the hooker Bettina, who was very kind to Pervaze and wanted to take an active and positve part to bring his son back where his father wanted to see him. So, they got togther to find out what was gone wrong with the boy, that turning point of the story came up, and it shook Pervaze up,when his son bluntly accused him for his own disorderly moral character with Bettina, the hooker who had a kind heart and soft feeling for Pervaze and his son just a few moments back, could not take this direct critisicm on her own relations with Pervaze and became furious and jumped out of the car. Islam is the fastest most growing religion in the world. Right one year after 9/11 only in the states of texes, there were three hundread thousand people who embraced Islam and one of my knowing people, who embraced Islam once told us that “the questions I had all of my life after reading Bible about Christianity, got the answer in Quran” From the same token a fresh mind and fresh blood guy was influenced by the other muslim fellow students and those Islamic missions who are working in England. Pervaze and Ali’s story explains that they were from the middle class family and like all other parents Pervaze wanted his son to achieve those objectives set up by Pervaze and wanted to see Ali on high status and it was only possible if Ali never left the accountancy for the sake of religion. There was a big differnece between Ali and Pervaze like earth and heaven. For example Pervaze boycotted his religion under the influence of new country and new values set by his own mind (which were actually not) where as doing parellel things against his father, Ali stood against all those things which were against the Islam. I learned in one of my media class that “When you become an adict of abnormalities,you dont question about several things and consider those abnormalities as a part of your life.” Same was the case with Parvez. Parvez was alarmed to see his son who changed from a normal English boy to a fanatic. The writer carefully selected the word “FANATIC” becaue the word itself has strong religious discrimination which a liberal father used for his religious son. People like Pervaze who have issues regarding the religion, mostly use this “Fanatic” term for the devotees like Ali. And the way Pervaze made fun of Mullas also indicates that how much he detested them by making practical jokes on them with his freinds / other cabbies. The writer Hanif Kursehi has portrayed typical Pakistani and an Indian life standards. Pervaze claimed that these mullas hold conservative thinking and he himself wanted to do something different and out of the box rather than sticking to narrow thinking. At first Ali’s changed attitude made Pervze think that he was on drugs but later Ali proved him wrong. Anyways moving on, Pervzae’s relation with his wife dont seem to be on good terms like against his wife’s wished, he wanted her to change and be fancy since they were living in meteroplotin city and not in rural area. The story basically give us the idea of lack of communication between a parents and kids. Ali started destesting all those activities of his father’s which clashed with Islamic values.