Conrad tires to establish that imperialism and colonialism have negative effects on an individual’s mental health. The ideologies of imperialism and colonialism are both heavily influenced by the need for economic gain. However, throughout the first chapter Conrad tries to show that this type of ideology has a negative effect on an individual’s mental health. A key example of this is the scene with the doctor. The doctor implies that individuals often change when they go places where there is an influence of imperialism.
Dracula’s Immortality No horror novel has achieved the fame of Dracula. Bram Stoker’s imaginative battle between a motley crew of characters and a centuries-old vampire is one that has captivated for over a century. This longevity cannot be attributed to the plot alone. Dracula is able to captivate because it contains many types of struggles, each one relatable to different social contexts. Aside from its hold as a horror novel, Dracula endures because it serves as a reminder of how society is constantly in flux: authority figures fall to the powerless, tradition is confined by progress, and human values are rediscovered somewhere in the midst.
Gilbert Ndi Shang observes that the novel is an exposition of “disturbed movement” of historical “progression” in the post colony wherein the new era of hope often carries shades of the past and seeds of future disillusionment. But in this present study, explanations are made that the peculiar language and style as used by Ngugi are distinct linguistic thumb-prints which can be applied in many national transformational agenda in Africa so as to avert the impending collapse of instituted democratic settings which have done little or nothing to ameliorate the ugly trends of neo-colonialism, ineptitude leadership, lack-luster political system and enthroned injustice in many poverty stricken African
This was the societal background for which Arthur Conan Doyle publicated his mystery novel, The Sign of Four. Taking place in Victorian England, the story follows a captivating plot of murder and treasure, all while clueing the reader in on late victorian lifestyle. The Sign of Four reflects society’s endeavors to appease these conflicting opinions on imperialism, as it recognizes both the alarm and attraction typically associated with colonial British affairs and presents an effective means through which Victorian British perspectives of imperialism can be inspected analytically. The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was an uprising against British control, and though unsuccessful, it instilled a fear in British society during the time. This shifted views that people had of the Indian natives from being harmless subordinates, to dangerous, and even “animalistic”.
‘Heart of Darkness’ was written in 1899 by a Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about the expedition up the Congo River in the Heart of Africa. This essay will mainly deal with the reference of the ‘darkness’ in the novel and it even deals with the theme which will further support the statement. The idea of ‘darkness’ in ‘Heart of Darkness’ represents evil or dark side of Humanity. It is also related to the idea of colonization, especially when it comes to the idea of mistreatments of people and misuse of natural resources. Throughout the novel, we see Conrad gives us idea about how deceiving one could be.
Turning a passage of Dracula into a book cover. I have read the book Dracula published in 1887, by Bram Stoker. Jonathan Harker, a lawyer, travels to Transylvania in order to help his client count Dracula, who intends to immigrate to England and who needs Jonathan's help with the legal details. Harker is at first glance much impressed by the count but is soon creeped out by Dracula's ability to claim on walls, speak to wolves and by his lack of servants in his castle. Harker realises too late that he is being held as a prisoner and approximately escapes the castle with his life being on hold.
Achebe’s No Longer at Ease: A Post-Colonial Reading Abstract: This article is an effort to bring in light the theme of corruption, alienation and rootlessness generated by colonial conflicts in Achebe’s No Longer at Ease. The novel directly deals with distress and difficulty of Nigerian youth amidst contemporary social, economic and political problems of Africa. The purpose of this paper is to show how colonial conflicts and resurgent changes in post-colonial life bring changes in the life of natives and how they accustom to corrupt practices and began to alienate from their own roots. Key Words; Post-Colonialism, Corruption, Alienation, African Culture Introduction Chinua Achebe, “the cultural ambassador of Africa” (Panigrahi 162), is a prolific
The prejudices made by the Europeans are evident throughout Conrad’s novel, however, two books have counteracted that idea and tried to prove the well developed society that exists all over Africa. Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton and Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, both focus on debunking the stereotypes of Africa. Paton and Achebe both explore the concept that Africa does have culture but are slowly losing it due to the settlement of whites. However, Paton implements the idea of white savior complex which is the idea that only whites can help the blacks regain establishment. As Conrad creates the atmosphere that Africa is seen as limited, in contrast, Paton and Achebe criticize it by... Joseph Conrad primarily perceives the westerners’ attitudes towards Africans similarly like most Europeans who believe they are higher and more developed.
Zakes Mda, the highly acclaimed novelist wrote the novel titled The Heart of Redness, which is a work of realist fiction. The novel shows the struggle for the community to accept sudden changes of having their land used for tourist business attraction as a new idea of building a casino rose. The idea of a Casino near the Xhosa seaside Village of Qholorha in the Eastern Cape created a division between those who believed it’s for the good course and those who believed it’s a destruction of the environmental well-being as it would take away their land and resources. In bringing such transformation to the community, there’s a lot to put into consideration such as risking the loss of individual and community identity as well as abandoning of historical meaning the place is attached with. The novel takes Mda’s interest in the social dynamics of urban space to the seaside village of Qholorha-by- sea on the wild coast.
This post-colonial novel is ideologically written to represent African colonized culture to the world; it outlines the aspect of the colonial and post-colonial condition and also its many consequences particularly the loss of the many traditions of Africa. Achebe in an answer to the interviewer’s question declared:” Many of us engaged Africa’s past, stepping back into what can be referred to as the “era of purity” before the coming of Europe. What we discovered we put in books and that became known widely as “African Culture.”” This very famous novel is widely read by readers in many different