The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Analysis and comparison of the Texts:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist has a number of similarities with The Fall. If we have a look at the writing style of the texts, both are monologues. In The Reluctant Fundamentalist Changez , the protagonist of the novel speaks throughout the narration of the story and the other person , who is an American does not speak. In The Fall, the same technique was used by Albert Camus, in which only Jean-Baptiste Clamence - a one-time Parisian lawyer and power-hungry narcissist speaks.
Both the novels belong to the same genre of literature, ie WAR RESULTANT Novels. Clamence , the protagonist of The Fall is representative of post war lost generation of World War II and Changez is also labeled as a Fundamentalist
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Mystery of their lives remains largely unresolved. However Changez is bewildered at the end of the story about the mysterious movements of the American and Clamence is somewhat different than Changez in the respect that he feels glorified at the end of his story and the listener is further confused in his thought. Conclusion:
From the discussion above, it is evident that the said literary master pieces share striking and conspicuous textual, contextual, structural and thematic similarities. So it will not be out of place to say that The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a re-iteration of The Fall and this has proved that both these novels are inter-texts and hence it is proved that inter-textual correspondence exists between these two works of fiction.

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