Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice. Petals of Blood revolve around ruthless capitalist and deals with issues like land, history, education and exploitation. Religion in both novels is used as a tool to enslave the mind and soul of natives. Ngugi in his works like The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Petals of Blood, Detained and Matigari has focused on the plights of the oppressed because it is the fiction that could rouse the consciousness of the masses. Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order.
This extent of hostility and aggression coming from several other sources in the play was enough to ruin Othello. Thus, Othello’s downfall was more of a result of his race being that the main underlying motive behind the characters’ efforts to destroy him was racism. It is inadequate to bypass the sociology behind racism, the concept of race, prior to defining what racism actually is. The common understanding of race suggests the division of groups based upon the color of one’s skin, hair, eyes, etc. “Although biologically meaningless when applied to humans – physical differences such as skin color have no natural association with group differences in ability or behavior – race nevertheless has tremendous significance in structuring social reality” (Clair).
It may had the feeling that the whole US community was hostile to her. The author, in fact, wanted to address the unfair treatment to immigrants as racism. The cleanliness world which Miss Whiteside lived in conflicted with the uncleanliness world that main character lived in just like the major group of people with power refused to accepted the weak and minority party. The protagonist worked so hard and tried to get herself involved into the community, however a wall was settled between immigrants and the native. The racism was a long-time issue rooted into America which still existed nowadays though people kept fighting hard for equality.
In the Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare has many hidden messages, not to mention many obvious ones. One message in the play is “Foul is fair and, fair is foul” (1.1.12) This quote can be translated out to, bad is good and good is bad. Confusing right? In the play, the main character, Macbeth gets the idea he may become king. The play follows him through his power struggle to the kingship, and it is not a good one.
In more modern times Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is faced with debate and controversy on the accord that the dialect portrayed in the book and the story itself has racist intent, which is further uncovered by media and public outcries. This was not a problem in the past, however, as such speech was not weighed as heavily. The main reason for modern criticism of the book comes from racial views. An example of this can be found in Telling the Truth in a Tight Place,"Campaigns were afoot to have Huckleberry Finn banned from classroom use; the book was being denounced on national television as "racist trash"; and the continuing focus on Mark Twain's alleged "degradation" of American Americans-epitomized, of course, by the treatment of Jim in the Phelps Farm section, proved that the critical issues were not to be so easily resolved. "(Macleod, Christine) This means that as Mark Twain’s book received commercial attention, society became discontent with the book and wanted to have it removed from schools.
The destruction of racial equality is an impossible target with the oblivious society, laced with racial injustice and discrimination, that exists in this day and age. Gender equality between Blacks and Whites (America’s two largest racial groups) is declining. This is in response to economic, political, and social reasons, but it can all be dwindled down to two main points. A major point, that might seem miniscule compared to others, is the lack of a word in our society’s terminology “for systematic racialization, beyond the level of individual prejudice or personal bias,” (Coleman, 178). This absent word has caused an insubstantial disconnect of empathy towards people faced with racial discrimination.
In the play, Fugard’s use of stage directions to characterize the damage of Sam's and Hally's relationship through racial barriers conveys his criticism of racial segregation. When Fugard characterizes Hally's actions as "retreating" and "helpless" (59), he shows Hally's defeated attitude after learning about the racial barriers between him
Thus, Greene 's criticism of his fellow play-writers tells a lot about the social circumstances which drove 16th century writers to write for the stage. It also expresses his view that for a great writer, the theater is a compromise, and a dangerous one at that. Actors and theater owners exploit his genius to make profits while he himself becomes debauched by the company he keeps, and writes blasphemous and sinful works which distance him from God 's mercy. A seemingly opposite view of the theater is presented in Thomas Nashe 's Pierce Penniless, his supplication to the Divell. Interestingly, the hero of this tale is once again a scholar who is frustrated by his economic situation and envious of those who are more prosperous, albeit inferior to him in his own eyes.
Melony Galicia Ms. Zongker AP English lll February 20, 2017 Driven by Jealousy In Othello, Shakespeare illustrates the dangers of jealousy through the belligerent actions of the characters. Jealousy can be incited by circumstantial proof, that can ruin lives. Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques to aid him in conveying his message. Being fearful and insecure causes one to become jealous of the evils that follow jealousy. For example , when Iago acknowledges that the lieutenant promotion was passed onto cassio instead of him, he became infuriated and envious, even referring to Cassio as a bookworm .
Discrimination exists because everyone sees differences among others, once people learn to look at others as humans and not only see the differences between each other will the intolerance cease, not necessarily stop entirely. Even now society favors other over others because of race, political stance or religion. Specifically, the recent election split the general public and people treated each other differently based on their political view. When watching political ads or regular news channels people would criticize others based on qualifiers that may undermine their credibility because they didn’t share the same opinion. Everyone has differences which are what people target when they discriminate, and many of the solutions that are possible are only temporary.