It is a kind of struggle over contrasting narratives, between the mother’s version and the daughter’s invention of the story. In fact, the undermined identity with uncertainties and apparent gaps in the mother’s memory provides fluidity and space which facilitates the refashioning of identity for the narrator. While the memory emphasizes unnamed aunt’s low identity is led by her ethical orientation, the narrative suggests that is a result of social structure. In the process of recreating, the cognition and construction of one’s identity is
This will result in the feeling of deprivation. There are also interruption by the complexity of the society when things are to be mended by this individuals.Space and time cross to produce complex figures of difference and identity. The ambiguity is the act of survival of the unmentioned, unnamed and unhomed . Another scholar which talks about identity is Avtar Brah. According to Avtar Brah,...
The views expressed by psychoanalysts, Simone de Beauvoir, Ajay Skaria, Nicole Weikgenannt, Chandra Mohanty, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Aloka Patel, Catherine Cundy, and Justyna Deszcz have been skimmed and scanned to throw light on these areas in this paper. Similarly, the study of the interplay of the dual elements, identified in Aurora Zogoiby of Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh, would not be complete unless the inclinations behind their interplay are deconstructed. Again, a mere documentation of the roles and causes of these interplays would not be meaningful if the causes of the oppression of women, especially of Aurora Zogoiby and the possible solutions for overcoming this oppression are excluded from the agenda. Therefore, this paper proceeds to analyze the split personality of Aurora Zogoiby after formulating an overview on the roles and causes of dualities in her, and also, the causes of and solutions for the oppression of women, in general as well as in Aurora
I will also try to show how the victims of the capitalist system see themselves trapped in an order from which it is very difficult to escape, and find themselves forced to give up and accept their current condition. In order to do so, I will use quotations extracted from Morrison´s work and other secondary resources, and I will focus on the main characters of the novel that stand as representations of their social dimension. Toni Morrison uses the personal lives of the
Stories about the brown body experiences are often dismissed due to the fact that they are performed rather than explained, and the theoretical aspect of these accounts exists outside of our present reality (Cruz 2001, 659). There are many ways to view the world and the human experience, including those of the oppressed such as women of color, mestizas, and LGBTQA+. Cruz uses the writings of Chicana theorist Gloria Anzaldúa as a base for her own analyses. From Anzaldúa’s notions, Cruz concludes that mestizaje, or the consciousness of metizas, can change the way society interprets contrasting ideas of rationalism and positivism in a way that allows the mind and body to be one. Cruz then moves onto explaining how Chicana education researchers could reclaim their history and experience: (a) through recognizing the points of views of communities that actively participate in government and (b) through commitment
Thus they share similar and intimate experience of oppression. That is why postcolonial thinkers have shared concerns with development in feminist theory. They are striving to reassert marginalized voices. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak puts forward rhetorical and ironic question through her essay, “Can Subaltern Speak?” (1985) declares women voiceless. She has focused on the dual burdens carried out by the postcolonial female subjects; both patriarchal and imperial.
In contrast to Freud, for whom the victim’s best interest is endangered by internal sexual urges rather than the actual knowledge of the abusive event. Also, without the abusive guardian figure, food, shelter and family life is jeopardized, so it is in the victim’s best interest to suppress the event. “Betrayal trauma theory posits that from a logical analysis of evolutionary pressures and cognitive architecture, we can expect that there will be information blockage under certain conditions (of which sexual abuse is likely to be an example) and that this information blockage will create various types of traumatic amnesia that can be understood in terms of cognitive mechanisms” (Freyd, 309). When Freyd says “information blockage”, she is hinting that the anticathexes that Freud claims are responsible for suppressing unacceptable thoughts and desires. Both authors report that it is this information blockage or anticathexes that are leading to the repression of the knowledge of abuse.
How would you feel if you were controlled by a society? In the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, Gilead is a dystopian society where people are told what to do and what not to do. Margaret Atwood demonstrates that restricted expression leads to rebellious actions by showing the rules being broken by the Commanders and Offred’s relationship as it’s developing. Although, society tells them they are restricted to certain actions, they disregard these rules and do what they desire. The Commander and Offred’s relationship is non-existent at first, but then it develops over time.
This situation has deprived them of the chance of expressing their experiences in their mother languages and the requisite to write in a different language, within the boundaries of different linguistic and stylistic systems, which has lead to misrepresentation of their experiences and perspectives. Gayatri Spivak in her famous essay ‘The Politics of Translation’ (1993), stresses that the interest of the West to the third world feminist writers has resulted in the appropriation and misrepresentation of Third World women’s writings. She states the importance of translating these women’s work from their mother languages in order to be able to reflect their individual experiences and comments ‘if you are interested in talking about the