he says because of his strict interpretation of religion hence a fundamentalist. He is then
named "Anti-American" is consequently gets concerned with his own life.
The author draws Changez as a highly educated character who works as a financial
analyst in a prestigious firm in New York. His life, however, changes after a disastrous love
affair and an attack on him. He consequently comes back to Pakistan entirely alienated from
his people, their culture and way of life. This trait gives a stereotypical to Changez and makes
other characters as well as readers who view educated folks as pretenders who abandon their
traditional ways of life, forget their homes when life is well with them and only to come back
when all hell breaks loose. This is a stereotypical identity given to Changez on the grounds of
his educational qualification and work.
Other characters also portray different traits that develop stereotypical identities.
Erica, who is represented as Changez love interest has been thin, wealthy and has a social
magnetism of a celebrity (Hamid 56). Her body size and structure is stereotypically regarded
as that of a celebrity. This is just a notion, hence a stereotypical way of concerning thin
people with athletic bodies as celebrities. In this regard, she is presented as being wealthy.
Erica’s appearance misleads Changez into concluding that she is queenly a factor which
disapproves via her characters and behaviour towards Changez later in the novel.
With all these appearances and physical outlook, Erica is detached from the reality
and keeps sinking deeply into depression. Frustrations mount on her as her quest to become a
novelist is thwarted by her grief over her first love Chris. Erica's love for Chris remains a
stumbling block to the development as well as the success of her love life with Changez both
emotionally and physically. She makes love to Changez only ones when the latter pretends to
be Chris. The pain agony of losing Chris finally takes her to a mental hospital. Erica’s
condition, behaviour and state of mind is an epitome of stereotypical identifies given to
characters which do not have any coherence with their normal life.