Normality And Abnormality In Stranger In The Village By James Baldwin

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“Stranger in the Village” by James Baldwin is certainly not the usual story merely filled with poignant and sore experiences of a misfit black-man in the seemingly “exclusive” white-men community. It is rather an unbiased and genuine glimpse into the history of a whole societies at different geographical locations and their functionality at that time. This glimpse allows the reader to assess societies’ philosophies over the delicate and controversial subject about one’s designed place based on his race and nationality. Author shares experiences about reigning viewpoints and definitions of normality and abnormality amongst 1950’s typical Swiss and American citizens. Baldwin provides a description of the Swiss village he is living in, its citizens,
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