Racial Inequality

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I would like to discuss the theme of racial inequality between Fanon's thought and in the Wide Sargasso Sea. Fanon's thoughts mainly focused on the interactions between white and black. Wide Sargasso Sea, however, is a bit more complicated. The social hierarchy of the Jamaican society we see in Rhys' novella contains complex intricacies. Overall, though, the relationships between these different groups are typically antagonistic. Whites from England remain at the top of the hierarchy, followed by white Creoles. These Creoles are the descendants of generations of West Indies people; apparently not as good of a white people as those from England. In addition, the population of black ex-slaves further muddles the lines between social identities.

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