Differences between Manny's and Ekbal's fathers

Differences between Manny’s and Ekbal’s fathers

 

 

 

Ekbal’s father

 

 

Manny’s father

 

 

Profession: doctor (p.14, line 17)

 

Profession: factory worker (p.14, line 7)

 

 

Character / beliefs:

• really forward-thinking (l.18)

• doesn’t mind the colour of people (l.21)

• chilled out

• allows Ekbal to do what he wants to

• wants Ekbal to study hard and to go to university

 

 

Character / beliefs:

• very conservative (Punjabi traditions) (l.28)

• strict

• aggressive

• racist

 

Education:

• is important (l.21)

• studied hard; went to university (l.29)

 

 

 

 

►► Ekbal’s father is a good example of successful integration (liberal + adopted)

 

 

Education:

• not important

• uneducated

• work is more important than education

 

 

 

►► Manny’s father is a good example of failed integration

 

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