His writing has been exploring of the painful psychological impact of colonial cultural decline. Comrade Mzala rightly opines that “Art is an important weapon in the struggle; it either reinforces or undermines the power of the oppressor”. Through the novel Petals of Blood and Matigari we see Ngugi writing as a strong social satire. Both novels portray the life after colonial era but the common thing is the same situation and problem faced by natives during colonialism. Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice.
Toni Morrison’s fictional characters could be analyzed from gynocritic view point because they confront with cultural issues of gender, class as well as race. The world today also challenges the black woman. Slaves were treated like low beings and they received penalty like the disfigurement. The family lacks the presence of the father which is considered to be very important. Therefore the role of the mother becomes dominating.
Sethe’s actions are all molded by her struggles that are created from her enslaved past and her supernatural presence. “A wounded, enraged baby is the central figure of the book, both literally, in the character of Beloved, and symbolically, as it struggles beneath the surface of the other major characters” (Schapiro 195). Morrison is able to convey the psychological effects of slavery upon a whole family. Offspring, who were not enslaved, are still damaged from the scars of their mother. Morrison’s novel does not only expose a fictional novel presenting the story of a certain slave, but it also analyzes the true mental and emotional effects of captivity.
The definition of guilt is, a feeling of deserving blame for offenses. In the novel Great Expectations, we see many characters who face guilt at one point or another. Pip, the main protagonist in the story lives a life full of guilt and regret. The second character whose life is greatly affected by guilt is the misandrist Miss Havisham. One character that is the personification of another’s guilt is Orlick.
“Slavery In The Dominican Republic and How It Affected the Natives Racial Identity” By definition the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Hispaniola Island that is shared with Haiti to the West. The Dominican Republic today is a major tourist destination and has become a major source of sugar, coffee, and other exports. But the Dominican Republic had to suffer a lot in order to prevail the way they did, undergoing being enslaved by the Spaniards while on the other side of the island the Haitians were enslaved by the french hence the obvious difference in languages and cultures. The main difference is that the Dominican Republic lost their racial identity and until the present day are unaware of their true racial identity. Slavery affects every country and person differently but in the Dominican Republic, slavery took away the nation’s identity.
Sometimes, sheconverts herself into beast and tries to seek the revenge on society. It is a kind of psyche, which is resulted from her worst experiences. The barbarity of human being is exposed through ‘The Color Purple’ in the form of images, strong words, and morally difficult concepts. Here, readers are shocked when s/he will come across the striking purposes and functions of vulgarity and violence while reading the novel. The novelist hammers the burning issues of the uncivilized societies of every age and borderless world.
The author presents that psyche of the black man (Calhoun), his white counterpart, and the new world slaves. The author maneuvers between the borders give novel the title ‘Middle Passage.” Calhoun 's middleness between the Allmuseri and the crew signifies the uncharted space between white and black, America and Africa. The
In doing so, the author put forth the proposition that the political, economic, and religious institutions of Liberia in the nineteenth century were largely extension of those in America. The colony, later became the state of Liberia, was originally settled by free or emancipated blacks and slaves recaptured on the high seas by the United States Navy. This is an excellent work in an area where little research has been done. It provides an excellent guide to understanding the relationship of the United States to the African nation of Liberia and why Liberia is different from other African
Paradise of the Blind showcases the dangers of allowing the traditions and political ideology dictate life. It ultimately leaves people leading unfulfilled lives although paradoxically, fulfilled in a way that tradition and politics demands. Que is left heartbroken, lonely, and deprived of her youth and freedom because she allowed her traditional Vietnamese cultural duties to guide her life; Chinh, on the other hand, is left to be corrupt and dishonest as he struggles with ideology. These two characters champion what it means to be degraded by tradition and political beliefs instead of leading honest and dignified lives. Que and Chinh both manifest the conflict between tradition and ideology while oppressing inherent human desire and ultimately renders them unable to truly
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, discrimination is the “unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.” Paulina Salas, the female protagonist of Death and the Maiden, is a character that has endured the worst discriminatory excesses of the Pinochet regime; raped and denied her political voice. While Dorfman sets his play during the transition from dictatorship, there are still signs of discrimination evident in the Escobar household and the wider society of the play. Death and The Maiden explores the unrelenting past lives of the victims that lived under a dictator’s shadow, whom are unable to attain justice through the characters such as Doctor Miranda and Paulina’s husband, Gerardo. By revealing the dynamics of the relationship between these three characters, I will argue that Dorfman reveals and criticizes the restrictions placed upon Paulina to have social participation. Through this essay, I will specifically explore