Analysis Of Post-Colonialism In William Blake's The Little Black Boy
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This paper will discuss the post-colonial aspects in the poem “The Little Black Boy” by William Blake. More it will deals with the worse situations of being slave and psychological sufferings of colonized people and how the colonization became the cause of destruction for the black people.
Black people during colonization were treated like non-human beings, killing them was not a crime and they were given no rights to live a normal life like white or English people.
Post-colonialism has its root in imperialism. Imperialism means power, authority, dominion, command and empire. The aim of imperialism is to rule the people by the most powerful state not only by the military or weapons but also by the usage of cultural and economic forces through them. The powerful ruler used to impose their rules and tradition on weak people. Not only rule or traditions but culture, language, social and economical values are also imposed to them. Actually post-colonial criticism is the way of cultural criticism. Post-colonial criticism always criticizes the cultural value, have views and analyze the art and texts which was written by the people who were living under the racism and colonial power by Europe. Basically colonialism is a west practice in Africa and Asia. Post-colonialism shows the effects of colonialism in Africa and other colonized countries. Edward Said is one of the great philosophers who concentrate on the colonization of 3rd world by