British Colonialism In Trinidad Analysis

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British colonialism has many impacts on the colonized people in the island of Trinidad; this is seen throughout the novel in the actions of the protagonist. Mr.Biswas is influenced by the British culture; he neglects his Hindu origin and adopts the values of the British colonizers. The imitation of the British colonizes leads Mr.Biswas to endure a lot of suffering during his life because he is trapped between two cultures. He tends to follow the English education instead of the Hindu one, he reads a lot of English poetry and from his school he got Bell's Standard Elocutionist which he often reads. On the other hand, he does not read what the pundit Jairum recommended (Ramayana); he does not follow what the Jarium aims to teach him because he ignores the traditional Hindu side by which he is bound with the blood that runs through his veins. Mr.Biswas finds that the British people have a valuable history contrary to the history of his homeland; he gets this impression from his intense readings of philosophical books and novels. Also, he finds that in his homeland there is no romance unlike what he reads in his books. We can note this in page 85 where he first meets with the Tulsi family, the daughter Seth is curious to know about the occupation of Mr.Biwas’s father, but he was ashamed and embarrassed to say the truth that his father was a laborer; instead he answers by saying: “I am the nephew of Ajodha. Pagotes.” He is not satisfied of his social position, this makes him under-estimate…show more content…
For Bhabha, the colonial mimicry is seen when Mr.Biswas tries by all means to build a house for his own; this is a symbol of colonial mimicry, just like creating a new identity out people so they can identify themselves in the world (The colonized
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