Kincaid’s Reason for A Small Place Jamaica Kincaid writing style, in A Small Place, makes the reader feel attacked. Her word choices also make the reader think about themselves. British colonization and its effect is the root of Kincaid 's anger. By looking through the Post-colonial, Marxists, and New Criticism literary lenses it reveals her reason of writing and it shows deeper emotions and ideas. In A Small Place, the root of Kincaid’s anger is from British colonization in Antigua (her homeland) and the effect it had on the government and society.
I think, by this speech-author tried to say that, who is rich or powerful People give importance to them. In my view, Rich people don’t think about the poor people that they starve sometime. If someone arranges some festival, most of the time they think about the powerful peoples, celebrity or famous person. They refuge the poor people from their banquet arrangements. Above all, people want to help the rich people but no one agree to help poor people (collection from
The carelessness that money creates allows those in power to bypass and disobey the laws because they believe their money will bail them out of trouble. Many wealthy people use their money as a reason to not take responsibility for their actions. Wealth causes the characters in The Great Gatsby to be out of touch with reality and the world beyond wealth. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's
A post-colonial lens can be applied. This deals with how the events in her story were shaped by colonialism. Kincaid has strong negative views towards colonialism because of how it changed her native island. She hates the destruction and deprivation
Women in the 18th century experienced very little freedom due to their gender roles in society, as they were under the submission of men. These outdated expectations and mistreatment were expressed through imagery, motifs, and stereotypes that were integrated into the characters Cunegonde, the old woman, and Paquette. Voltaire’s characterization of female characters in Candide challenges the treatment and societal expectations of women. One of the most prominent methods that Voltaire uses to emphasize his point is through imagery and comedic relief. After escaping the Bulgarian Army, Candide finds Pangloss, overridden with syphilis, on the streets.
Tabshir Ahmed Anarchy in Antigua Jamaica Kincaid has emphasized deeply in her short story “A Small Place” that everyone inhabiting the island of Antigua such as the local Antiguans to the outside people such as tourists contributes some elements in what is wrong with Antigua today. According to Kincaid, some elements these groups of people share in regards to crippling Antigua is negligence of the environment and corruption in the higher power. First of all, Kincaid writes this in a perspective of a tourist in Antigua. In this chapter, dives further to the topic which at first glance that Antigua seems to be the most beautiful island around. Kincaid goes in depth of how in Antigua there was lands “too green, much too lush with vegetation”(4) but is “a place that suffers constantly from droughts [...] and must never cross your minds” (4).
However this is hypocritical because certain exceptions were made for slavery to persist in its existence. From an economical standpoint, there was a major lack of food for the common people. This lead to the women 's march, peasant woman storming the queen because they thought she was harboring food and making the poor starve. Enlightenment philosopher John Locke’s blank slate theory changed the way people perceive and interacted with the 1st estate and monarchs. They didn’t see them as divine rulers, but rather just ordinary people equal to them.
The tone of voice continuously shifts throughout the memoir, starting from sardonic, manifesting into anger, to slowly conclude in melancholy. Though particular accusations, such as when the narrator cruelly rejects “you” as “an ugly thing”, may upset the readers, Kincaid purposely provokes reactions of defensiveness and guilt to challenge us to accept an oppositional reading. By addressing the reader directly through a second person perspective, Kincaid forces the reader to take responsibility for the actions of invading foreigners. The antipathy, though cutting off reader sympathy, preserves reader-author distance, deliberately alienating the readers, creating ambivalence, and juxtaposing the differing points of views between the tourists and the natives. Although the personified reader that Kincaid outlines, an ordinary and ignorant Westerner, may strike the readers as a prejudiced stereotype, the author provides a taste of the dehumanized “Otherness” that the Antiguans have endured for generations.
By told the story about the fight of Jane Eyre with the patriarchal society and Antoinette Cosway’s tragedy as a former colonist, a common theme were reflected to aspire after freedom, equality and independence of personality from the females. Because of the different time and social backgrounds of authors, Charlotte Bronte criticized the patriarchy society where women were regard as property and appendage of men. Besides, she also emphasized the gender equality and rights of women in the society. From a different perspective, the author of Wide Sargasso Sea paid more attention to the lack of self-identity and social belongings among the social hierarchy in the colonized countries and criticized the negative impact of colonialism and imperialism towards
Instead of the anti-corruption mood prevailing throughout the country, these corrupt politicians are not ready to change their habit of bribing. There are instances where the political parties offers domestic help to the handicapped ones as they have been paid for their vote. Even the Mumbai mathadi (head load carriers) voters, who were told to vote twice and have confessed to having their names in two electoral lists, too need to travel. They also accept, if offered, which mostly is the case, any assistance. Only those political parties who have enough bank balance with them can afford to bribe the voters, not the parties like AAP can afford to do it.