Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Essays

  • The Nature Of Racialised Beauty In The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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    Destructive Nature of Racialised Beauty Toni Morrison published her first book, The Bluest Eye, in 1970. In this novel, Toni Morrison shows how societies racist and false beliefs on beauty can be seriously destructive if believed and taken to heart. Toni Morrison displays the destructive nature of racialised beauty through the character in the novel named Pecola Breedlove. Pecola lacks self esteem and believes that she is the blackest and ugliest girl, and she believes that white is the only beautiful

  • A Raisin In The Sun Critical Analysis

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    CRITICS OF LORAINE HANSBERRY Joseph Wilson contended that "The historical backdrop of the Afro-American individuals is a mosaic woven into the history's fabric of work in America". "A Raisin in the Sun" approves this perception and assists us with comprehension the difficulties that stood up to African-American Workers in Chicago from the 1920s to the 1950s. The Play talked about the effect of work and lodging separation of the American longs for the dark populace through the experience of two eras

  • Survival In The Bluest Eye

    1179 Words  | 5 Pages

    Survival tactics are one of the fine threads when Toni Morrison weaves the novel The Bluest Eye. Through Pocola Breedlove, the protagonist delineates how the little girl succumbs to the concept of assimilation to escape the fury of oppression. Relaxing her own individuality as Pecola started assimilating the white beauty ideals and failing to assimilate her black culture. Her longing for the blue eyes and the ideal of white beauty drives the mantra of the black people to the back seat that “Black

  • Themes In Toni Morrison's Beloved, Song Of Solomon

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    Novels written by Toni Morrison are rooted in themes that are fundamental in order to appreciate the African American life, background and struggle. These themes delve into problematic relationships, and hardships encountered by African American people. Love as a recurring theme in the novels of Toni Morrison has a noteworthy place. This kind of extreme love not only happens as parental love but also shows itself as others forms of love. In this paper, I will deal with The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song

  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's We Need New Names

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    In “Explanation and Culture: Marginalia” of 1979, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak writes that “the will to explain is a symptom of the desire to have a self and a world. In other words, on the general level, the possibility of explanation carries the supposition of an explainable (if not fully) universe and an explaining (even if imperfectly) subject”. Darling, the main character of “We Need New Names”, tells her life in an attempt to explain a home that never existed in the first place, and the descriptions

  • Tower Of Babel Analysis

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    When the imperialism of the 19th and 20th centuries revisits us now in the form of globalization, the inherent class conflict is more intense and complex than it had ever been in the past. To ensure its dominance over science, technology, economy, media, etc. for ever, Anglo-American English, the lingua franca of globalization, seeks control over all aspects of language and translation. George Steiner who tried to compose ‘a poetics of translation’ has specially discussed how the authoritarian ascendancy