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    Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is a modern example of postcolonial literature and is one of the most influential pieces of its genre. Postcolonial writing presents important themes and lessons of justice, equality, and freedom that can be applied to present times. It reminds us of how important our freedoms are and why we need to protect them. The colonized write about their exploitation and show how there is persecution in their colonized society. Postcolonial authors use specific methods to undermine their

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    Postcolonial Lens

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    Postcolonial critiques of literary works are often accomplished by reading and interpreting the work with a specific theme in mind or a ‘lens’. By allowing oneself to use a ‘lens’ when reading specific works, it allows the reader to interpret the effects of the themes and the changes throughout the writings. The goal of the critical lens is to seek to understand the behavior of characters or the society ("Post Colonialism," 2016). A few of the most popular themes used to view literary works are identity

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    postcolonial literature

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    1) Below are a number of terms that you have been introduced to in this course. Choosing one of them, develop an essay of 1600 words by applying it to two of the texts studied in this course. (Remember to analyse the evidence present in the texts and to develop the main idea generated by the chosen term to its logical conclusion. In other words, these terms should be a starting point for the analysis, or the organising principle, in your essay): The term indigenous proves problematic once examined

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    island for 12 years, during which process he uses his magic to enslave the native people on the island, Caliban. Steve Mentz, in his essay “Enter Anthropocene, c.1610”, interprets The Tempest though as a critical len of the 1610 Anthropocene and postcolonial criticism. Simon L. Lewis and Mark A. Maslin define Anthropocene as a geological epoch when human activity begin to take the dominant role in changing the earth in a global scale, with a global stratotype section

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    Overview This project examines Arab novels of the previous decade (2002-2012) in the context of the postcolonial theory. The research aims to highlight the political changes that occur in these novels and the point of view and narration techniques. Moreover, it will address the following key issues in postcolonial theory; politics, religious radicalization (jihad), nationalism, attitude to the West, globalization. Aftermath, the attack of 11 September the world has known Islamophobia, which made

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    analytical questions that break the story apart and delve deeper into the author’s true meaning. One such author famous for hiding a deeper meaning beneath the surface of his stories is Ernest Hemingway. By analyzing literature through the Marxist and Postcolonial lenses, one can see Hemingway’s inner thoughts about how people view and interact with each other, on both a classist and racist level. The Marxist standpoint is known to illuminate the struggles and tensions of different social classes in literature

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    Khaled Hussein’s novel The Kite Runner is totally based on postcolonial theory. In the text, the resistance of the native afghans against the coloniser quite matches with the resistance of the native black people against the colonizers in the Chinua Achebe’s novel things fall apart. Here in the article I summed up and compared the resistance of the native against the colonizers and along with that I also compared the diasporic elements which exists in both texts. Apart from these two elements here

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    describe the conditions of countries today, with a focus on personal information from its peoples. 'Post-colonial' refers to the analysis of colonialism and anti-colonialism. 'Postcolonial' is used to indicate the analysing of the current era of International Relations as the postcolonial era. The relevance of postcolonial theory for the study of International Relations will be discussed and analysed. The increasing relevance

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    as Achebe’s Nigeria, the English language became the lingua franca of the national bourgeoisie representative of the various national ethnicities, on the one hand, and the forces of colonialism and transnational capital, on the other.” Indeed, postcolonial literature in the colonial language is a double-edged sword. Without its use, the writing may never reach a wide audience, as it is impossible to translate every work into each different indigenous language. Furthermore, those who have experienced

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    The Tempest, written by playwright William Shakespeare is one of his most popular, yet also controversial plays. This paper will discuss the postcolonial interpretations of Shakespeare’s play, by looking at the nature of colonialism, and how it has been incorporated within his play, through the role of the colonized versus the colonizers. This paper will also compare how 21st century audience’s views may differ to that of the traditional Elizabethan’s, in relation to the play’s treatment of the original

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