Hanif Kureshi came across many complications as a diaspora identity in a place where people of his bunch are loathed greatly and are signifying a narrative looked down upon. His works depict everything he struck. “The Rainbow Sign” and”My Son the Fanatic” too hold the imprints of the adventures of life.
Among many things common in both functions is the shadow and the impression An allegory of the West on the heads of these”Others”. In”My Son the Fanatic”, we are told indirectly that Parvez wanted to do well in England”His fantasy of performing well in England could have fundamental to his teaching come true” In my view, there is this socially-constructed image of the West that resides in the minds of these people.Parvez and the narrator of”The Rainbow signal” both are more likely to the manners of the West.
They provides the significance ostensibly seem to be having no major problems residing there. They have been through much and also to a great extent they’ve embraced the style of living the Western world presents to them no matter the sufferings inflicted on them. Just as the narrator of”The Rainbow Sign” tells us”… This is the point where the lads congregated to search be coherent down Pakistanis and beat them.” … But despite this some identification with England remains.” Parvez knows what problems his or her son can enter yet he does not bring under consideration the idea of him being in a society that offers but much less to the”Others”.
His son Ali informs him,”‘The Western materialists hate us’ Ali said. ‘Papa, how can you love something that hates you'” Giving us an opinion that despite knowing it is like they have been tied being forced to take the Western World. Something quite similar goes on using all the narrator of”The Rainbow Sign”. The attitude of the Occident towards the”Others” gets seen in the two functions. The issue of becoming a”half caste” is introduced, indirectly if not directly. Being half-caste, you don’t belong anywhere fully.
You are made to sit on the fence unable to choose on which to belong. This exactly is what’s been introduced, according to me. Culturally hybrid people are presented. The cultural and historical battle between East and West, in 1 way or another is set forth in the works. Parvez has come to be wholly a portion of the Western World, when his son acts the way he doesn’t expect him to, he gets perturbed, asking him as well as kicking him by then end of this.
There’s a clash between the East and the West. The base is Eastern and they are in an entirely different planet; A world that is contrary to”their” world. Residence in a foreign country and the problems faced by people living there present to us a point of similarity in both. The perspective of”fitting in” is observed in addition to Cultural Dominance which remains a lingering theme in both. This article puts forth a contrast between two functions.