Freed from the limits and restraints of dominant culture, one can experiment with new ways of seeing and being and develop tools and resources for resistance. The new ideas and skills, confidence and comrades cultural resistance works as a kind of stepping stone into political activity. Cultural resistance can be part of politics of space. Politics is often considered essentially a cultural discourse, a shared set of symbols and meanings. The practice of the term has extended from processes to organizations, cultural communities and to individuals.
The last form of resistance was Spiritual Resistance. Upon viewing the title, most would associate the word “spiritual” with religious, which in most contexts are correct. But “spiritual” in this context also implies much, much more. The word “spiritual” also relates to the condition of the human spirit at all times. It is a subtle reference to the human condition as one would call it.
Resistance can be achieved by individual or groups in many forms such as active or passive, private or active, barbaric or timid. Resistance starts from 1939 to 1941 during the second world war in Europe by the underground movement formed in France to fight the German. It is clear that Resistance literature uses the language of empire to rebut its dominant ideologies. "Most authors point out that any act of resistance has to entail a relationship between a subjectivity and a community. "(11) Where domination, power, or oppression is present, resistance takes place.
As a person who likes structure, I agree that reading criticism can help one frame his or her own writing. However, this could lead to one’s own voice being stifled and traded in for one that sounds exactly like the critics that he or she reads. Therefore, I agree with Graff’s point to an extent. Maybe students should be allowed to develop their own voice first and then introduced to theory as a way of
Mostly because the wonderful ideas of civil disobedience brought by Rosa Parks in 1955 where far from the slaves in the plantations, who lived centuries before the declaration of human rights and the abolition of slavery. Times were not mature enough, and the African American was too ignorant to even believe that there could be an end to slavery. Therefore, when slaves adopted a policy to work as less as they can in order to avoid whipping, it was not an act of active resistance but only a way to minimize the pain and survive in the exhausting life of the plantation. Equally, in the letter written by the slave to her son, when she prays to see him again it was not an act of hope to the future, but merely a moment of relief in a life of
Literature is a mirror of society. It has thousands of threads which can weave the beautiful piece of art. Each thread has its own importance in the creative work. In the same way there are different types of narrative techniques for the narration of literature. Realism, in literature, is an approach that attempts to describe life without idealization or romantic subjectivity.
Specifically, leaders of the movement describe themselves as unhappy with the exclusion of social and political circumstances (commonly known as the "context") from the interpretation of literary works; they are impatient with the settled view that a poem is a self-contained object, a verbal icon, a logical core surrounded by a texture of irrelevance. In this they are setting their jaws against the New Criticism, albeit rather late in the day. But their hostility can never (to use one of their own favored terms) be unmediated. The French nouvelle critique and German philosophical hermeneutics have intervened, at least in the history of fashions within the university; and the new movement has arisen at least as much in response to these later developments as to a critical establishment which has made a formalistic view of literary works its official doctrine. Thus the New Historicism in literary study has emerged in this decade not so much in the spirit of a counter-insurgency as after the manner of a corporate reorganization.
The idea that those who participate in these “everyday forms of resistance”, choose not to bring attention to themselves is also reinforced multiple times throughout the text. All these examples bring along questions that need to be answered: Where does power lie? Is this power narrowly or widely distributed? And, is power about formal political institutions or does it reside somewhere else? In James Scott’s writings about “Everyday Forms of Resistance”, he makes many points about power and where it may lie, even if the points are unintentional they provide a solid argument with great examples to back up those arguments.
One of the objectives of an author is to guide the reader through the narrative for the plot to remain comprehensible. To entice the reader, the author uses literary techniques to convey a deeper meaning and understanding of the storyline. A flashback is an example of a technique that recalls past events. It is used to aid the reader in perception and to unlock some of the questions that may be present in the beginning of the story. How does the literary technique of a flashback enable readers to gain a better understanding of the story and how are authors utilizing flashbacks within the text to engage the reader?
Chiu Wing Keung (1155048829) Mr. CHOY, Chi Keung GESC2190 Great People and Great Speech 15 Dec 2014 Take Home Examination Question 1 A. Introduction Civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance are significant means for people to fight for what they want for long. By refusing to cooperate, usually with the government, people can use their power to strike for justice and freedom without any use of violence, to change the current unjust situation, to gain what they deserve. In modern societies, which value the importance of human rights, peace, justice and more, nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience are more easily-accepted methods of protest generally. In this essay, these two strategies of protest will be discussed, with Gandhi and Martin Luther King’s uses as examples and a look into Hong Kong’s recent use of civil disobedience.