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    to you? How would you react to it? In this story the author, Jamaica Kincaid, is talking about how she reacted to this and what happened to her. The author grows up in a place where England colonization had taken place. She grew up in Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean. She is taught all her life about England, a place she has never seen. At an early age she started to realize that the English had taken over her culture. After many years of hating this country she had to see the place that

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    Jamaica Kincaid's essay On Seeing England for the first Time "It's shit being Scottish! We're the scum of the fucking earth! Some people hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We're the ones what were colonised by wankers. We couldn't even pick a decent bunch of people to be colonised by." -Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting The cultural ties to empire are not so easy to efface as the political ones. This is perhaps one of the most important lessons the world has learned from the mass

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    In Jamaica Kincaid’s , On Seeing England for the First Time, she presents the audience with the implied idea that imperialism and colonization disrupt a land’s established culture, and has no benefit for the colonized land 2. Kincaid’s work is directed towards colonizers, specifically the English. She would like them to know the permanent marks England has left on her, because of colonization. Additionally, she aims to open their eyes to the difficulties of being colonized. 3. Kincaid uses a spiteful

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    carefully deciphered as having a more complex in-depth analysis. In the novel Blindness, Jose Saramago depicts and demonstrates how in an instant your right to see can be taken in an instant. However, in this novel, blindness is metaphorically related to ‘seeing’ the truth beyond our own bias opinions. Saramago’s novel clearly illustrates themes that describe the importance of the awareness of others, in terms of feeling oppressed by fear, lack of trust, dehumanization, and segregation. He describes in full

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    She always had strong thoughts and beliefs towards England. When she was a grown woman she actually visited England with her friend where she and her husband refused to buy clothing that had the prince’s crest on it, since they did not like him. (Kincaid.). It was important that Jamaica spoke her mind and beliefs, instead of leaving

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    Blindness In Blind

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    to preserve ourselves, he says, that humans develop a social contract of governing rules which governs society rather than the individual (XIV). In Blindness, society begins to crumble because it cannot govern the blind the same way it governed the seeing, and the social contract is reset. In light of the iconoclastic illness, Saramago forces his characters to consider the causes and effects of each decision, and puts into perspective how each individual action has a social reaction. The car thief

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    of injustice and crime can corrupt and taint the thoughts of others and possibly affect that person’s future thinking process. It can morph their mind to think like and support the causes of the persuader. In relation to Jamaica Kincaid’s “On Seeing England for the First Time”, the society that Kincaid lived in was British, so everything that Kincaid had to do was British-orientated. She was taught from the very beginning that Britain was the “best” country and that anything that country supported

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    present global degradation of the environment as the solution to the problems it has generated" (Foster 25). We do not have to completely reject the current social order. It simply needs to be infused with a more egalitarian social order. Instead of seeing nature and women as inferior and readily exploitable, their connection should be viewed as a ... ... middle of paper ... ...e in proactive dialogue and know how important the environment is. We are a product of the environment. I suggest that

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    Alyss has to escape Wonderland leaving behind her family, friends, and her young and carefree life, because she is the future of Wonderland so she has to be safe. When she gets to safety, she finds herself alone in the streets of 19th century England, which is an unknown place to her. Alyss meets an orphan named Quigly Gaffer, who is, in Alyss’s eye, “the nicest in the band of homeless orphans and runaways of which he was a part” (Beddor 101). He gave Alyss and t... ... middle of paper ...

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    Visualization

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    the language we use and how we see because it seems more likely that seeing has a different relationship to language than any of our other senses. For the verb ‘hear’, the noun ‘sound’ is associated with it while the verb ‘see’ has no common noun. It may be, for those things we do see, our language is rich enough that there is no need for any intermediary term to describe what we see than what we hear, touch, smell, or taste. ‘Seeing’ depends on the distinctions we typically use in language. In order

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