Short Answers of My Son, the Fanatic

Define short story?

Short story is one genre of literature and in narrative form. Its length is short that can be read in a single sitting. It has usually a single theme and loose plot. It has specific tone and style.

Write a short note on the essential elements of the short story?

There are five essential elements of short story. The elements are setting, character, plot, conflict and theme.

Enlist at least three kinds of short stories?

There are many kinds of short stories like flash fiction, anecdote, fable, feghoot or story pun, frame story and vignette.

What is the thematic concept of My Son, the Fanatic?

It is Pervez’s thought that his son takes interest in Islam and denies the material value of life as in London Pervez himself passing his life. So, Pervez said “My son the fanatic” about Ali.

What is the plot of “My Son, the Fanatic”?

The main plot is the life of Pervez who is migrated from Pakistan to England and works as taxi driver. He involved in European culture and forgot Islamic teachings. The sub plot is the life of his son Ali. Who is a student but he left his study because he thinks that European education promotes materialistic approach that is anti-religious. He also contempt’s his father’s attitude towards materialistic life.

In ‘My Son, the Fanatic’ why did Ali give up his studies in according?

In ‘My son, the fanatic’ Ali gives up his studies because he thinks that the European education promotes the materialistic approach that is anti-religious.


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