Literary Theories on Marxism

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The three analytic paragraphs on the song Zombie, the essay entitled The Closing of the (North) American Mind, and the documentary film Born Into Brothels showcase the literary theories on Marxism, Post-colonial criticism, and feminism. The paragraphs show how people struggle in their own societies in different aspects, politically and socially. Because all three pieces show struggle in all texts, the unifying theme is how people react and overcome the struggles that they face.

ANALYTIC PARAGRAPH # 1: ZOMBIE BY THE CRANBERRIES The song Zombie by Irish band The Cranberries expresses the theory of post-colonial criticism as it explicitly shows the struggle between the resistance movement and the colonizing power. The
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Another post-colonial issue seen in the text was the issue of power dynamics. Being a colony of a powerful empire, the colonized are subjects of the colonizers. Because of rising tensions between the colonized and the colonizers, both are struggling to gain power and influence over the people. The IRA, being the colonized, prevents the colonizers from gaining any more power in their land. The colonizers, on the other hand, lose its influence and power over the colonized as the people became more aware and active in the independence movement. The independence movement in Ireland started in the 1920s, a period when the British Empire was starting to fall apart. The conflict between the two warring factions had resulted into a bloodbath since the start of their resistance to the colonizers. Because of the hatred against the colonizers, the oppressed colonized people fought back in order to remove them physically and mentally out of their land. The power struggle between the two belligerent nations had disrupted peace in the country, which resulted to many innocent deaths. This is evident in the text when the resistance fighters and the colonizers are fighting "with their tanks and their bombs, and their bombs and their guns" (O’Riordan). War for power and influence had made Ireland into a dangerous society where its people use force as a means of expressing their sentiments against colonial rule. Issues in