Edward Said Essays

  • Edward Said Identity

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    Being classified as the “other’ is an idea that was first coined by Edward Said in his text titled Orientalism. In this text Said critiques the cultural representations of Orientalism written and performed by a western, biased view of the eastern hemisphere. In western writing and media, the people who hail from the eastern hemisphere are seen and depicted as the ‘other’. They are viewed as uncivilized, lesser, terrorists and opposites of everything on the western side of the world. They are judged

  • Edward Said Orientalism Essay

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    of the Arab peoples or the East (orient) as inferior, uncivilised and dangerous. In brief definition orientalism is ‘the study of near and Far Eastern societies and cultures, languages and peoples by Western Scholars’ (New World Encyclopaedia). Edward Said definitions of Orientalism has three basic meanings; Orientalism as an academic

  • Edward Said Exile Summary

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    Title: A critical study: How Edward Said explicated the predicament of Exile through the works of 20th century novelists. Introduction: Postcolonial theory is the body of theoretical work, which is a study of colonial discourse and is usually called ‘postcolonial criticism’. It has pointed out the historical effect of colonialism and criticizing their persistence in contemporary culture, politics, philosophy and literature. So the attempting to discuss the theory of the postcolonial

  • Orientalism Case Study

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    COURSE NAME: ORIENTALISM COURSE CODE: DHD 502 TYPE: FIRST ATTEMPT QUESTION Take a book by an Orientalist as a case study and explain the negative impact it leaves about Islam /Muslims on the reader’s mind. Orientalism by the author known as Edward Said is a canonical script of cultural studies he has challenged the idea of orientalism or the discrepancy between west and east, as he mentions it. He explains that with the commence of European colonization the Europeans got in touch with the lesser

  • Edward Said Intellectual

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    different social situation. To understand the concept of intellectual, I will use Edward Said’s view to analyse their meaning and fuction in our society. The term of intellectual When we mentioned the word of “intellectual”, people always imaged a scholar working in the

  • An Analysis Of Edward Said's Orientalism

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    Edward Said’s historically influential work entitled Orientalism delivers a new and profound way to understand views of culture and society by understanding the historical context from which those views originate. Said’s thesis is that Orientalism is not only an academic field but also a manufactured and false representation of the Orient that serves as a powerful tool of political oppression and authority which the Orient has no say. Said explains that Orientalism shows what the Orient is by a way

  • Edward Said Orientalism

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    intellectual, and literary/cultural critic Edward Said in his book Orientalism. This essay will

  • Analysis Of Postcolonialism

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    Among the many challenges facing postcolonial writers are the endeavor both to resurrect their culture and to combat preconceptions about their culture. Edward Said, for example, uses the word Orientalism to describe the discourse about the East constructed by the West. Major figures include Edward Said (sah-EED), Homi Bhabha (bah-bah), Frantz Fanon (fah-NAWN), Gayatri Spivak, Chinua Achebe (ah-CHAY-bay) , Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, and Buchi Emecheta.

  • Post Colonial Literature

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    To identify the uniqueness and generosity of a particular work of art, a scholar needs the aid of literary theory since it lays down certain principles of literature which describe the features and forms that make up the literary work. Post colonial writings reflect the socio symbolic dimensions of the changed culture. In general, Post colonial writing refers to the literature written after the end of colonial rule or the enforced mass migrations of the slave trade because of the impact of colonialism

  • Edward Said's Orientalism

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    In his book Orientalism (1978), Edward Said (1935-2003) critiques modern Orientalist prejudices against the Orient(and Islam as a study case). To him, "No matter how deep the specific exception, no matter how much a single Oriental can escape the fences placed around him, he is first an Oriental, second a human being, and last again an Oriental."(102) Not only did nineteenth century Orientalists make generalizations about the Orient, but also they tried to domesticate it, represent it, and speak

  • Orientalism In The Tempest

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    history, culture, and art of the East: India, Asia and Levant (Arthur Goldwag, p.114). But through Palestinian scholar Edward said the term orientalism got an imperialistic connotation. Said in his book titled Orientalism said, “Orientalism is a style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between “the Orient” and (most of the time) “the Occident”. Said defines the Orient as, “an idea that has a history and a tradition of thought, imagery, and vocabulary that have given

  • Colonial Discourse In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    Edward Said in his book Culture and Imperialism speaks about this aspect of European mind : "In Europe itself at the end of the nineteenth century scarcely a corner of life was untouched by the facts of empire. The economies were hungry for overseas markets

  • Characteristics Of Orientalism

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    (Orients) as if they are different from the West (Said E. 1977 : 1). That difference portrays the (Orients) as inferior from the Westerners putting images of the East as exotic, undeveloped, problematic, uncivilised and treating the people as subjects. Orientalism perpetuates Western dominance. (Said E. 1977 : 3) Orientalism is “thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between the “orient” and (most of the time) “the Occident.” (Said E. 1977 : 2). Orientalism leads to othering

  • The Arab World Edward T Hall Summary

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    In the article, “The Arab World", anthropologist Edward T. Hall discusses how Arabs have a different concept of space and boundary than westerners for public and private places and how this can help explain certain aspects of how Arabs behave. As a renowned anthropologist who has written prolifically and has conceived several important theories in anthropology, Hall is quite qualified to write on the topic of cultural differences and his propositions might be considered extremely credible. Despite

  • Ernest Hemingway Stylistic Analysis

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    Nothingness, loss, suffering and the fear of memories Ernest Hemingway's readers frequently encounter the ubiquitous presence of nothingness which is “a state where nothing is present, or where nothing exists that is important or gives meaning to life” (Learners 2013: 1047). The First World War was a cause of confusion and loss not only in the social sphere but also in personal relationships. Hemingway's characters question their existence and are haunted by the constant threat of that meaningless

  • Rural Urban Migration

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    Abstract: Rural-urban migration results in the redistribution of the population and the labor force. This study seeks to look for determinants playing an integral role in this movement. One of the models used for data collection analysis is the probit model. The findings show that the non-economic factors play an important role in the rural-urban migration in Pakistan although they aren’t the only determinants. In-depth study of socio-economic factors helps us understand the causes of the migration

  • A Suitable Boy Poem Analysis

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    “I know about whom I was writing; but for whom was I writing?” asks Ngugi Wa Thiang’O fictional in this case – in the context of post-colonial pluralism of cultures. This is the paradox: knowledge of one’s milieu or rather increasing awareness of one’s indigeneity as the controlling centre of one’s creativity juxtaposed with heterogeneous diaspora of its critical reception. The criteria range from using the generic roots of the novel as Western specific through its Euro-American variations to

  • Agostinho Neto Sagrada Poem Summary

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    In this commentary I will discuss the relevance and impact of structure, syntax, rhythm, lexis imagery and literary devices. I will briefly comment on how Agostinho Neto was a successful teleological tool for Angola’s independence. As political prison, Agostinho Neto writes the poem Havemos de voltar poem which is part of poem collection book “A Sagrada esperança”,1960 in written in Aljube prison in Lisbon. This poem is journey to the past, where Agostinho remembers and celebrates African culture

  • Edward Said Orientalism Summary

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    intellectuality, economic Edward Said’s Orientalism aims to answer the question of how we think of the Middle East, for example: there is an inflexible notion of what

  • Postcolonial Theory Of Colonialism In Literature

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    Postcolonial theory is a literary theory or critical approach that deals with literature produced in countries that were once, or are now, colonies of other countries. It may also deals with literature written in or by citizens of colonizing countries that takes colonies or their peoples as its subject matter. The theory is based around concepts of otherness and resistance. It concentrates particularly on the way in which literature by the colonizing culture fabricate the experience and realities