The story of the book is set before 2001. The span of the story is only one day in real life, but Changez’s stories span years. Form Lahore to America, and back to Lahore, the story took us. In Lahore (in present time), the story takes place at a restaurant, but the stories Changez is telling takes place in several different cities and countries. I am not sure why the author chose this particular setting, but I think we will understand it at the end of the book.
The main conflict in the book is the 9/11 terror attack because I feel like this was when Changez started to change. He showed another side of himself, a side of him f I think we will meet again.
- Characterization and characters;
- The round characters in this book is Erica, we get to know almost everything about her and the details of her life. In contrast, we have the flat characters who is the American, we know almost nothing about him. I can not decide if he is a round or flat character, because he do tell a lot about himself to the American, but we do not know if he tells everything or if the stories is true at all. One thing I know is that Changez change, trough out the book he changes his opinions and the way he think.
- Narrative style;
When the author writes in this particular narrative style, he creates a mystery around Changez. When Changez is the only one to actually speak, we do not know what really happens, only what Changez tell us. I think this creates a mystery around Changez, whether he tells the truth or not.
The theme in the book is identity I believe. Changez’s relationship with America and his struggle with identifying as an American or Pakistani. The Author explore the all of the themes, he rise several conflicts between Changez and America, and his ‘identity crisis’.