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Reluctant Fundamentalist Essay

  • Submitted by: FrancisFutsek1
  • on March 6, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 2,587 words

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More than looking, in fact you seemed to be on a mission…p. 1

True, your hair, short-cropped, and your expansive chest – the chest I would say, of a man who bench-presses regularly…are typical of a certain type of American. P. 2

This is a dream come true. Princeton inspired in me the feeling that my life was a film in which I was the start and everything was possible. P. 3

Students like me were given visas and scholarships, complete financial aid…and invited in the ranks of the meritocracy. In return, we were expected to contribute our talents to your society…p.4

I knew in my senior year that I was something special…I was confident of getting any job I wanted. P. 5

So I get where you’re coming from, Changez. You’re hungry, and that’s a good thing in my book. P. 10

But status, as in any traditional, class conscious society, declines more slowly than wealth…We continue to be invited to the…parties of the city’s elite. P. 11

There was a mental state I used to attain when I was playing soccer: my self would disapper, and I would be free, free of doubts and limits, free to focus on nothing but the game. P. 14

Underwood Samson had the potential to transform my life as surely as it had transformed his, making my concerns about money and status things of the distant past. P. 16

I could not prevent myself from offering to carry her backpack – so stunningly regal was she. Her hair was piled up like a tiara on her head…

You give off this strong sense of home. P. 22

I will admit there were details which annoyed me. The easy with which they parted with money, for example…Or their self-righteousness in dealing with those whom they had paid for a service. P. 23

Documenting her effect on her habitat, a naturalist would likely have compared her to a lioness: strong, sleek, and invariably surrounded by her pride. P. 25

Yet one got the sense that she existed internally at a degree of remove from those around her…some part of her…was...

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