Edward Said Exile Summary

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Title: A critical study: How Edward Said explicated the predicament of Exile through the works of 20th century novelists. Introduction: Postcolonial theory is the body of theoretical work, which is a study of colonial discourse and is usually called ‘postcolonial criticism’. It has pointed out the historical effect of colonialism and criticizing their persistence in contemporary culture, politics, philosophy and literature. So the attempting to discuss the theory of the postcolonial throughout critique various forms of imperialism and open a space for such critique because the theorists have struggled to accept the resistant power of the individual postcolonial means. However, the greater significance of postcolonial theory has been considered of the epistemological implications of the theme “Exile”. The term of ‘exile’ means a banishment to a person who departs the original country even though by force or by choice. The theme of exile is never born in the twentieth century or the postcolonial theorists found out it. One of the hypotheses mentions to the origin of the theme of exile as it is said in Bible that “the OT regards Israel’s exile in Babylon as a form of divine punishment for past…show more content…
Because it depends on post-structural theory, and the theory of exile offers a valuable model for postcolonial criticism. His theory of exile enlivens in all of his works from his earliest literary criticism to his later theoretical texts. By exile, Said mentions to the experience of peoples who have displaced from their homes for political conditions and to the experience of knowledgeable homelessness that a critic has to be free of the restrictions of cultural and ideological. Though, he claims that exile is a painful experience that does not lead to perfection but to a greater awareness of the possibility of human
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