Under the perspective of dialectical relationship between slavery and mastery, this paper addresses the issue of intimacy across the color line, especially the dynamics of the racial border. The aim is to elaborate on the peculiarities of boundaries, on race and the peripheral vantage point of embattled interracial love in Perkins-Valdez’s Wench. Sexuality and sexual relations are racialized in a white-supremacist order and involve the privileged position of whites (masters) over blacks (slaves). However, the novel constructs a momentary breakdown of the slave system through outlaw sexual intimacy meant to question white absolute domination in slavery. This paper shows interracial sexuality as a force that subverts and disrupts power relations,
She appropriately described how in Motherhood, a woman 's identity can be devalued. A relevant example of this point is the derogatory icons of Black Women - Jezebel, Mammy, Aunt Jemima, Matriarch, and Welfare Queens (Roberts, 8). Each of these icons is rooted in the deep mythology that applies racial politics to black women by corrupting the reproduction process at
While waiting for the Ceremony to begin, Offred reflects, “I have another name, which nobody uses now because it’s forbidden. I tell myself it doesn’t matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong, it does matter,”(Atwood 84). Atwood utilizes pseudonyms to indicate the significant connection between name and identity. Offred’s name encompasses the entirety of who she was in the past society. The new name signifies the birth of a new identity, and to eradicate the connections of the past for future women.
Bush, Ariel Sharon and Osama bin Laden to show how war is planned which leads to a huge destruction of human life. Kathleen Barry asks about the process of unmaking war by analysing the demilitarized state of Costa Rica. She compares its peace claims with its extremely high rate of violence against women. In the last chapter she has focussed on the aspect of Remaking men, Reknowing Ourselves. According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity.
Throughout the novels Night by Elie Wiesel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee and Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, there are clear themes of rebellion, revolution or both. A rebellion is defined as an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by use of protest or violence. It may also be defined as open opposition towards a person or group in authority or the refusal to obey rules or accept the normal standards of behavior. A revolution is defined as a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system. It may also be defined as a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure; it is usually sudden and accompanied by violence.
This book explains an African American woman’s life from experiencing slavery first-hand, to, at last, freedom. I will use examples of the harsh encounters Gaspar and Hine explain throughout this novel to support my main topic of my thesis; the theme of the corrupt power of slavery Harriet Jacob
This research article on “The Politics of Cultural Hybridity in Sherley Anne Williams’ Dessa Rose” also explores the vivid picture of the hybrid culture, life and struggles of the African American slaves in the bicultural American society. Therefore, this article proves
Looking at this passage in the context of the rest of Narrative of Life, the woman being beaten is not only innocent and undeserving of the whipping but she is also whipped to the extent of blood pouring from her wounds. Douglass’s specific phrasing, “(amid heart-rending shrieks from her, and horrid oaths from him)”, is a clear example of who the victim is and the mentality of the perpetrator. By going into such graphic detail of the beating of the enslaved woman, Douglass evokes more pathos and empathy from the female
Well, I want to be happy, and looking like a real person is the first step." (Westfield 165) Another similarity in Divergent and Uglies is the government. The government is intricately designed and very organized. In both books, they try to overrun the government. In Divergent, the Erudite are trying to overthrow the government and take the power into their hands.
This work portraits dystopian world of the United State’s government overthrown by totalitarian Christian theocracy. The book focuses on women under violent, oppressive rules, who are set back in carrying out domestic and reproductive roles. Margaret Atwood speaks to Steve, the reporter of this magazine, about the critical message of her novel: the Feminist movement and Christianity ______________________________________________________________________________ SJ: Many of the readers refer to your book as ‘1984 for feminists’ and criticize you for being far-sided feminist. MA: I do take side of feminism, pretty clearly. The Handmaid’s Tale explores the dreadful consequence of reversal in women’s movement (or status/social role), where feminism has been defeated by conservative Christians.
Society itself is working in contradiction to the protagonist’s aims and aspirations. The responder can develop a superior knowledge of dystopian societies through the comparison of Victor Kelleher’s novel ‘Taronga’ and Neil burgers Film ‘Divergent’, as both can be perceived as instable tales. This reveals the destruction of society’s values by one individual; they are compelled to confront the brutality, fear, and misuse of power that results.
To fulfill their selfish goals, the United States initiated Operation Ajax in 1953. Operation Ajax was a plan created by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to overthrow Mohammad Mosaddiq, a popular Iranian prime minister at the time. The plan was for an American general to take his place after the Shah (Mohammad Rezi Pahlavi) signed a royal decree which would rid him of Mosaddiq and appoint the American general. This change in leadership would allow the United States to be able to have greater influence in Iran and have greater access to Iranian oil. However, Mosaddiq publicly announced that there was a coup and had the American general arrested.
The popular majority of the Democratic-Republican and radical Jacobin views disseminated fear into members of the Federalist party whose political power was slowly declining. One example of Democratic-Republican behavior that fueled Federalist uneasiness can be seen in the actions of David Bradford, a Jacobin supporter who led rebellions against government implementations; most famously the Whiskey Rebellion in which Bradford threatened to establish a committee of public safety and start building guillotines (420)2. In accompany to public violence, Democratic-Republican activist dove into writings to attempt to further dismantle the Federalist party. Writers, such as Benjamin Bache, wrote to the masses of the American populous with statements such as in his 1795 publication, Aurora where Bache stated, “The guillotine: May it maintain it 's empire till all crowned heads are laid in the dust” (419)3. This radical Jacobin ideology blatantly endorsed the violent and illogical events of the French Revolution at the time bringing
He helped Nixon’s presidential campaign by capitalizing on the “backlash” against cultural and racial disorder. Agnew accused the society of being reckless and inexperienced for using tantrums and yelling matches as a form of protest in the radical movement. Agnew claimed that “America today is drifting toward Plato’s classic definition of a degenerating democracy… a democracy that permits the voice of the mob to dominate the affairs of government (S&L 79). To be a Platonic democracy is to be consumed with unnecessary desires. Agnew used this metaphor to emphasize how the government (particularly in the Kennedy and Johnson administration) has adopted new unnecessary programs of liberalism.
We learn about how her life changed, when her community overthrew The Shah and the Regime took over. The Regime was a new form of totalitarianism, that would cause more chaos than The Shah ever did. Although, the people won the first battle against The Shah, their attempts to overthrow the Regime were quickly shut down. As a result, the people lived in a suppressed community, that not only feared it government, but was in constant danger from the war. Marjane’s incredible story kept me constantly engaged and always kept me on my toes.