The Reluctant Fundamentalist Running Sheet
Chapter Significant Event
Changez approaches a man who he assumes to be American due to his bearing.They sit at a café with the American sitting with his back to the wall, jacket on. Changez explains he spent four and a half years in a America. It is there he studied at Princeton which made everything possible for him.It is explained that international students are selected through a rigorous processof examinations and interviews. They are given financial aid and scholarships withthe implication that, in return, they should then remain and work in America, In his senior year, Changez applies for a job at a small and prestigious valuationfirm called Underwood Samson. In his interview, Jim hires Changez due to hisintelligence and defiance of his situation.
After the American notices a bunch of girls from the American College of Arts, Changez introduces Erica and how he met her on a trip to Greece. Changez competed for her affection and was rewarded when she told him he wassolid and emitted a strong sense of home. In their trip, Changez witnesses her sunbathing topless. He highlights his companions excessive spending and how rudely they treated service people that were almost twice their age. Erica reveals that her shirt she is wearing belongs to Chris and she tells him howthey got romantically involved and how he died from lung cancer at the end of her junior year
Changez recalls his excitement on his first day at Underwood Samson where it isrevealed bySherman, a vice president, that all the trainees are ranked every sixmonths to measure their progress. During this,Changez befriends Wainwright ,the only non-white trainee other than Changez himself. After drinking, Changez and Wainwright head to a Deli where Wainwright treatshim due to Changez card not being accepted at the store. At his post training review Changez is ranked first in his class with...