Textual Analysis The focus of this chapter is on The God of Small Things, a novel in which Roy violates the “Love Laws” of the Standard English. Although the novel is written primarily in English, however, this English is highly unusual, particularly for monolingual speakers of English. This unusual uniqueness of Roy’s English arises from the use of the linguistic strategies of abrogation and appropriation. She abrogates and appropriates Standard English by using glossing, untranslated words, interlanguage and lexical and syntactical innovations. All these terms will be explained with textual examples to illustrate the use of language and its effects.
Discovering identity from the Mohsin Hamid’s Reluctant Fundamentalist Abstract: The present research paper is an attempt to study and analyze Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist ‘in the light of Identity Crisis, cultural discrimination, terrorism political corruptions and inferiority complex in the socio-economic and cultural areas. The novel describes the positive and negative developments in the Pakistan and American relations. Hamid in The Reluctant Fundamentalist has attempted the issues of colonialism and the quest for identity on the part of people from the so called developing cultures in the present day context. Hamid has shown that America has assumed the status of neo-colonial power, and behaves like a colonialist country.
Yet, one must be causa sui to achieve true moral responsibility. Hence, nothing is able to truly be morally responsible. Strawson 's whole purpose of writing the article is to change anyone 's mind who says that we should be responsible for the way we are and what we do as a result of the way we are. He believes we are lacking freedom and control of doing so. He argues that if we do something for a reason, that is how we are, so we must be responsible.
“Man has to be man-by choice; he has to hold his life as a value-by choice; he has to learn to sustain it-by choice; he has to discover the values it requires and practice his virtues-by choice,” John Galt says as he speaks about the value of man's life. A person cannot make anyone complete an action that is not of his/her choice. Whether it is a bad choice or good choice made, you have to be able to think to make that final decision. If one does not want to use their brain they will find themselves failing at more than just intelligence. They will not be able to value themselves or their lifestyle.
Ohiyesa’s The Soul of the Indian gives a nostalgic critique on the encroachment of white civilization on the Native American culture, citing the parallelisms the two societies share and explaining the reasoning behind Native American rituals. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass gives a glimpse into the life of a slave, comparing the life of the free and the enslaved, and giving reason to the actions of the slave and slave master. Throughout each book, it becomes apparent that each has a common trait: the white population’s use of religion as a means for their cruelty. To clarify, religion is used as a justification for their respective instances of oppression, both the purge of Native Americans and Native American culture for Ohiyesa, and slavery for Douglass. Although they experience different systems of oppression, Douglass and Ohiyesa see how the corruption of religion can be used by the white majority to assert themselves as masters to their respective peoples.
Abstract: The present research paper is an attempt to study and analyze Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist ‘in the light of Identity Crisis, cultural discrimination, terrorism, political corruptions and inferiority complex in the socio-economic and cultural areas. The novel describes the positive and negative developments in the Pakistan and American relations. Hamid in The Reluctant Fundamentalist has attempted the issues of colonialism and the quest for identity on the part of people from the so called developing cultures in the present day context. Hamid has shown that America has assumed the status of neo-colonial power. In prevention, they espouse extremist ideas and assume extreme shades of indigenous identity.
Reporting the 2001 textbook and yasukuni shrine controversies: Japanese war memory and commemoration in the british media. Japan Forum, 17(3), 287-309. doi:10.1080/09555800500283786 Again at center stage, Prime Minister Koizuma’s visit in 2001 set off controversy not only in East Asian, but in Britain as well. The point of the paper was to critique the British media coverage for the lack of complex detail in the issue between Japan, China, and Korea. While not a direct neighbor, Britain’s media coverage may prove an interesting third-party view point of the Yasukuni Shrine
The Indian-English-Friendship Dilemma in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India begins with a description of the Indian landscape and a debate between Muslim Indians whether an Englishman can be friends with an Indian. This question is mirrored in the conclusion of the novel. The debate includes Dr. Aziz and his Muslim-Indian comrades. Mahmoud Ali agrees that is not possible for an Englishman to be friends with an Indian and Hamidullah claims it is possible to be for the English and Indian to be friends; albeit, in a place other than India. Hamidullah’s opinion is significant because it sets the tone for this section of the novel.
In this chapter I will discuss how the social injustice, which is imposed by colonial rule suppressed Indians and impacted them so much that ultimately it resulted in their upheaval. Basically this chapter deals with a collision of beliefs. It begins with minor background information on Anand including what he believed to be the responsibilities of the writer. It goes on to explain how, through his work, Anand hoped to fuse the past with the contemporary mindset and technical knowledge and integrate them to secure a humanitarian India. This chapter looks at the differences in home-life circumstances and hygiene.
Bhagat’s novels bring out the important role played by English language in establishing one’s position and status in present time. Even though we have seen many heated debates across the country over English versus vernacular language education, it needs to be accepted that the language of the Britishers does not belong to them anymore and is rather, a ‘lingua franca’ and the most viable medium of communication in the global context. Quoting the situation in contemporary India, Bhagat in an interview says, “It isn’t just the English versus Hindi class divide anymore….The new class divide is varying degrees of English….A lot more people are in the English fold, but with varying levels of proficiency. The elites laugh and sneer at their country cousins who are trying to learn English in India, and that is what Half Girlfriend is about.” (The National) The novel, Half Girlfriend projects the trials and tribulations of Bhagat’s hero, Madhav Jha from a rural place in Bihar, and his difficulties to make a place for himself in the upper class Delhi circle. His distress stems mainly from his inability to express himself in English.