The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Jeepney driver Character Analysis

One day while traveling to work for Underwood Sampson in a limousine, Changez notices a jeepney (a kind of public bus) driver staring at him angrily . Changez can't figure out whether the man seems angry at him for personal reasons, because he’s jealous of Changez’s suit and limousine, or because he hates Americans. After the staring match is over, Changez looks at his blonde Underwood Samson colleagues and is struck by their foreignness, and feels suddenly closer to the driver than to his colleagues. This incident is a first step in Changez's increasing alienation from the United States.
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Jeepney driver Character Timeline in The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The timeline below shows where the character Jeepney driver appears in The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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One day, in a limousine, Changez notices a jeepney (a kind of public bus) driver staring at him angrily from outside the car. Changez is unsure why the man seems... (full context)