My Son the Fanatic Essay

755 Words May 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Summary of ’my son the fanatic’
"My son the fanatic" is a story about a Pakistani father Parvez and his son Ali. Parvez starts to notice a weird behavior from his son, he stopped bringing friends home, he stopped seeing his English girlfriend and he was throwing out all of his possessions. After a while, Parvez went to his friends, the cabbies (because Parvez is a cab driver) and told them what he was experiencing. The cabbies told Parvez that his son was definitely taking and/or selling drugs, and he was selling his possessions to pay for the drugs. Parvez started to watch Ali's behavior more closely, and he told his good friend, the prostitute Bettina, about his problem. She guided Parvez about what to look for and what to do, if his
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Parez is afraid that his friends will judge him, and blame him for his sons behavior, just like he have been doing to other fathers - judging and blaming.

e. How has the son done in school. What is he doing now?
The story reports that Ali, the son, has been getting straight A’s in most subjects and that he was a very attentive scholar. Besides that, Ali was also very good at cricket, swimming and football.

f. What is Parvez’ dream of doing well in England?
Parvez’ dream of doing well in England is to “fit in” and for his son to get a good job and marry the right girl. g. What is his friends theory about Ali’s eccentric behavior?
Parvez’ friends thinks that Ali is taking drugs and/or selling drugs. They say he is selling all of his possessions, to pay for the drugs. Parvez believes this theory.
h. What are the following words used to describe?
Dilated pupils - a sign that someone might be on drugs
Liable to sweats - a sign that someone might be on drugs
Sudden moods changes - a sign that someone might be on drugs
Capsules - a sign that someone might be on drugs
Syringes - a sign that someone might be on drugs
Powder - a sign that someone might be on drugs
Rocks - a sign that someone might be on drugs

i. Which three elements suggest that his friends’ theory may be wrong?
One element is definitely the fact that Ali is not selling his possessions, he is throwing them out or

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