Postcolonial literature Essays

  • Postcolonial Literature

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    The Arab American literature relates to postcolonial literature. Postcolonial theory is a path for the poets to express their thoughts and emotions about their conquered countries openly. The main subjects the postcolonial theory focuses on are representation, migration, and resistance. In addition, postcolonial writing is a piece of literature that gives the exploited people voice to speak about their suffering and needs. C. L Innes has

  • Postcolonial Theory 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

  • 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

  • Postcolonization And Creolization In Samuel Selvon's Novel

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    internationally acclaimed contemporary postcolonial Caribbean writers. He is placed apart by the sheer range and variety of his published works, which include ten novels and a collection of short stories (Ways of Sunlight), a great number of short stories, poems and essays to newspapers and magazines and several plays for radio and television. He is also renowned because he became one of the founding fathers of the Caribbean literacy renaissance of the 1950s. As a postcolonial writer, Selvon seeks to illustrate

  • Edward Said Exile Summary

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    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 throughout critique various forms of imperialism and open a space for such

  • Colonial Discourse In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    and opinions dealing with a certain topic. Here Colonial discourse means the collection of narratives, statements, and opinions that deals with colonized people. But there is something wrong in this discourse which makes it the central problem of postcolonial writers. the problem is that this discourse is defined by European colonizers and from their perspective without any attention to natives sight. "This discourse isn 't very kind to colonized peoples. It usually portrays them as savages, as uncivilized

  • Significance Of Postcolonial Literature

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    Significance of studying Postcolonial literature and its relevance Mr. SIMHACHALAMTHAMARANA (RESEARCH SCHOLAR), Dept. of English ANDHRAUNIVERSITY thamarana.simhachalam@gmail.com ABSTRACT A brief introduction to Postcolonial literature is to be given at the outset. Then the indication of the word ‘Postcolonialism’ along with the origin and development of this Postcolonial studies have to be examined. Various representative authors like Rushdie, Achebe, Ondaatje, Fanon, Derek Walcott and J. M. Coetzee

  • Orientalism And Imperialism In Joseph Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

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    Joseph Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' is a movement of seven short stories that by and large happen in the wildernesses of India. Since the book's distributing in 1893, there has been abundantly considered how 'The Jungle Book' to a degree addresses the colonization of India by Western culture and how the Western thought of Orientalism, the Orient, and the Other are made through the energy of Western culture and is addressed in the compositions. 'The Jungle Book' describes the story of a young

  • Hypocrisy, Explusion And Truth In Thomas Swift's Gullivers Travels

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    fits into human nature. There is an long history of the idea that literature is not only an image, but a lie. Ancient Greek poet Hesiod tells us that it is a gift to the muses to “speak many false things as though they were true.” Plato banishes him from his city, believe that his idea is untrue to philosophy. Modern philosophy present the notion of truth as pure and simple, which opposes the rich diction and uncertainty of literature. Thomas Hobbes criticizes metaphor as illusion, arguing that the

  • 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

  • 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

  • Margaret Atwood The Edible Woman Analysis

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    The purpose of my paper is to scrutinize closely the concept of social satire, revealing and thereby amending the society’s blight in relation to the novel, The Edible Woman by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The novel is unambiguously interested in the complex body truths in the Consumerist Society. In The Edible Woman, Atwood furnish a critique of North American consumer society in the 1960s from a feminist point of view. As a feminist social satire, it takes specific bend at the way society

  • Moralism In The Poisonwood Bible

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    The Poisonwood Bible ultimately communicates that as humans live they acquire their own history, and therefore their own story. History is originally retold through the perspectives of people who experience it, therefore it is littered with, and consequently altered by, their own personal emotions and memories attached to the moments. Adah Price, arguably the most introspective narrator in the novel, sums up human life to be “what [they] stole from history, and how [they] live with it,” which further

  • Theme Of Imperialism In Heart Of Darkness

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    The first chapter of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness depicts the journey that Charles Marlow, the protagonist of the story, makes into the heart of Africa in order to become a captain of a steamboat. The novel begins with an introduction of various characters, including Marlow by an unnamed narrator. Marlow and the unnamed narrator are aboard the Nellie and the boat has been temporarily docked in order to wait for a change in tide. During that short break Marlow begins to talk about one of his

  • Symbolism In A Grain Of Wheat

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    standpoint above not only encapsulates what a literary symbol denotes but also its multiple functions in literature. The metaphor ‘rock’ delineates the conspicuous disposition of symbol, as well as its inherent literary power. The ‘ripples’ or avalanche of significations are the direct result of its presence within the text and its incessant ‘motion’ justifies its profound impactin literary text. In literature, symbols are employed by writers not only to embellish their work, but link the reader to the message(s)they

  • Two Visions In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    The part of the course to which the task refers is Part 4: Literature in critical study. Heart of Darkness is a novella written by westerner novelist Joseph Conrad, published in 1899 and in 1902 to book, about a voyage up the Congo River into Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, expressed by the story's writer Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard on a boat tied up on the River Thames in England. This context grant Conrad to create a relationship between London and Africa as places

  • Postcolonial In God Of Small Things

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    Abstract: The term ‘Postcolonial’ applies the notion that the novel or be it any piece of writing for that matter, goes beyond every possible parameters of the locality, region and nation to participate in the global scenario today which is an aftermath of European colonization. This paper examines the cultural and social implications which exist in The God of Small Things written by Indian postcolonial writer Arundhati Roy. The novel does reveal a decisive post colonial condition; through its dialogues

  • Advantages Of The Postal Rule

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    Should the Postal Rule be Abolished? Contract law is a form of the law which focuses on agreements made between two or more parties. Contracts can be made in an informal manner and can also be made formally. Most people would recognise a contract to be a formal written document which states the conditions, warranties and description of an offer being made. However, that is not always the case. Contracts are made in countless different ways, and each have their own rules which also apply in various

  • Identity In The Shadow Lines

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    The immunity from the political colonialism spread an invigoratingly salubrious breeze of far-out themes to oeuvre. Amitav Ghosh, a trailblazer of Indian English Literature, concentred on these historical nationalistic issues such as diaspora, migration, refugees, hegemonic colonialism; socio-economic and cross culturalism like east-western counter, caste and class etc. In The Shadow Lines, Ghosh incorporates diegetic elements; the discourse’s position in time and space, the geographical influence

  • Midnight's Children Summary

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    MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN- Salman Rushdie Saleem Sinai begins the novel by explaining the exact date and time of his birth i.e. August 15, 1947, at midnight. Saleem’s birth coincides precisely with the moment India officially gains independence from British. As he becomes thirty-one years old, he believes he is going to die and he must tell all the stories trapped in him before he dies. Saleem opens the story with his grandfather, Aadam Aziz, on an early spring morning in Kashmir. He describes Kashmir