American love affair with speed, distance, and the solitary euphoria of piloting one 's own vehicle across the miles" (Barros 228). The adrenaline felt from a spontaneous car ride soon became the leading drive for people to expand towards a greater trip abroad. As a result, the era of travel writers reached its peak when they felt there was a need to persuade these "tourists" to be more observant of the truth hiding under the covers of beauty.
to comprehend black identity and its rich culture, and Paule Marshall, as an American of African descent, is keen on “showing Black characters that boldly fight white supremacy in a positive light, in an attempt to help liberate her readers, at a personal level, from believing negative images about Blacks”(Fraser, 2012: 527). The author’s fiction evidently goes hand in hand with politics in the pursuit to bring consciousness, acknowledgment and assimilation among Black cultures in the West.
This essay will discuss the ways in which Angela Carter employs fashion as a thematic device that deconstructs rigid perceptions of gender roles in the short stories ‘The Bloody Chamber’ and ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ with regard to Entwistle’s statement. Halpin writes, “The women of The Bloody Chamber are not simple or idealized feminist restorations. Instead, each is crafted from a dark and intricate human framework (the same from which Carter creates her male characters) that allows them to transcend
men from the middling and upper levels of society’ . The narrator has a strong consciousness of the presence of a reader as he frequently refers to ‘the gentle reader’ in the middle of his narration. Similarly, Hamid creates Changez as the main narrative of his novel. All twelve chapters begins with an interaction between Changez and the un-names American in Lahore in 2007, abounding with signs of threat that the American may be an intelligence operative of America. The novel begins with ‘I noticed
INTRODUCTION If you deny any affinity with another person or kind of person, if you declare it to be wholly different from yourself—as men have done to women, and class has done to class, and nation has done to nation—you may hate it, or deify it; but in either case you have denied its spiritual equality, and its human reality. You have made it into a thing, to which the only possible relationship is a power relationship. And thus you have fatally impoverished your own reality. You have, in fact