The ‘ugliness’ of tourists symbolizes Kincaid’s anger towards the behavior of the people visiting Antigua. Kincaid states that the people of Antigua see the tourists as ugly because they try to rationalize the horrific state of Antigua. Jamaica Kincaid blames the spiritual and physical faults and negligence of tourists for the awful state of Antigua. Jamaica Kincaid
Would you want you whole life stalked by people and paparazzi snapping pictures of you eating, sleeping, having personal time with friends or family, and somehow always finding out where you are and getting no private time to yourself? Most people prefer to don’t want to be stalked everyday, especially when your sleeping or eating with someone. Gossip tends to ruin or somewhat help people’s lives because it spreads certain things you didn’t want some people to know that have now found out due to gossip, which inevitably is worse then not being able to stand up to the person face to face and tell them yourself. This life of a celebrity can be extremely harmful, not only to the individual themselves, but the people around that individual. Another thing that tends to be ruined or lost by celebrity culture is
People tend not to sometimes love the body they were created in because of the way the media culture has acculturated certain body shapes and sizes. Body image refers to a person’s mental representation of their body. The way people view their body mentally can either be positive or negative. In today’s society where the media culture and celebrities dominate almost everything including a certain way people should look, have made most people have a negative body image. As a result of people having negative body image, it has contributed too many eating disorders, low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
Economic privileges generally blind people to the unfavorable social conditions of their community, as wealth is commonly used as a method of physical escape. As a result, many of those belonging to this socio economic strata continue to live under the illusions of an idealistic identity, as they fear to uncover a past that may disrupt their supposed utopian lifestyle. The rare amount of people who defy and challenge the blindness evoked by economic privileges are usually awarded with a mental awakening in which they will uncover a social purpose beyond the pursuit of materialistic wealth. In the Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison explores the social transition of Milkman, a privileged individual, through the use of a spiritual awakening. Due to his economic privileges, Milkman fails to relate with the social challenges endured by his African American equivalents.
North Americans and Europeans obviously frustrate Kincaid with their habits of tourism and how they act in their society. “Wealth and power are in the hands of very few, all of whom, in Kincaids view are corrupt and indifferent to the welfare of the people”(Byerman 93), Kincaid shows how the Europeans how so much more power than Antiguans but instead of using that power and wealth to help the ones in need they use it to help themselves and behave however they like. The Marxist lens also analyzes how the government doesn 't care about the welfare of the people same as the Europeans. “If you were to ask why you would be told that
Tourism behaves similarly to colonialism to an extent. In A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, she presents to the reader that her beautiful home country, Antigua is being regulated and profited by tourism. Consequently, the money the country profits from tourism does not necessarily go to the locals, but to the big corporations. She accomplishes this by utilizing second person narration, expressing her disgust of tourists to the reader. Furthermore, through the use of figurative language her tone and diction depicts how incredibly sarcastic she is when describing a tourist.
Some take offense about being called a tourist, others take offense at not being accepted as a local. A tourist may appear to be someone who doesn’t appear to know what they are doing. Some people view a tourist as someone who does not blend in, takes pictures, and wears the same clothing they would at home. Some consider a tourist as someone who only wants all the pleasures of home. But don’t we all wonder where we are at from time to time?
A paradise only intruded ever so often by the patrolling hawkers trying to target the tourists and by this, Kate finds herself reminding one that she cannot let this irritate her as she is the real intruder. The setting has plentiful of functions as it is not only a mirror reflecting the protagonist’s mood and longing for something better than Britain but also as a mean of reinforcing the theme. As per the theme could be argued to be escapism and the trouble caused by the following journey, it is at last also very much a social setting she finds herself in and by then, the antagonist. Kate clearly views Glasgow as the antagonist she is trying to flee but considering nowhere can keep the illusion of perfection; the whole setting in general becomes the
Too many tourists ruin the environment and some said that “we are innocent because we already paid the entrance fee and money to the tour guides.” They think like young thoughtless children that the moneys from them just make the grass grow rapidly and make burnt woods revive! David Waugh and Tony Bushell (2005) states that “Some of the worst problems of tourism occur in the countryside. People go there for peace and quiet, and to
People from around the world have different cultural diversity, they have their own or special culture, those cultures may come from religious belief or other aspect. Some tourist may argue with the citizen when they have different opinions, like have a seat in the MTR or to go to the toilet on the street. Cultural conflict leads to reduction of tourist and cause declined in the industry. People in the city don’t welcome the tourist and they thought the tourist had brought some negative impact and affect their normal life. Moreover, there is a lack of attraction of the city.