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    can to change that problem. The world, in general, is filled with lies but there are many more things within the world that are filled with lies. Starting with the government for instance. Not all the government is filled with lies but in, A Small Place, by Jamaica Kincaid

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    Travel Literature Essay - A Small Place In the work “A Small Place” by Jamaica Kincaid, she discusses many things she is not happy with: the ignorant tourist, whom she addresses as the reader, Antigua’s corrupt government, the passiveness of the Antiguan people, and the English who colonized Antigua. This work can be discusses as a polemic because of Kincaid’s simplistic diction, and very confrontational tone throughout the book. From the beginning, Kincaid introduces the tourist, whom she

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    In “A Small Place” by Jamaica Kincaid, Kincaid criticizes tourists for being heartless and ignorant to the problems that the people of Antigua had and the sacrifices that had to be made to make Antigua a tremendous tourist/vacation spot. While Kincaid makes a strong argument, her argument suggests that she doesn't realize what tourism is for the tourists. In other words, tourism is an escape for those who are going on vacation and the tourists are well within their rights to be “ignorant”, especially

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    A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid presents the hypothetical story of a tourist visiting Antigua, the author’s hometown. Kincaid places the reader in the shoes of the tourist, and tells the tourist what he/she would see through his/her travels on the island. She paints a picturesque scene of the tourist’s view of Antigua, but stains the image with details of issues that most tourists overlook: the bad roads, the origin of the so-called native food, the inefficiency of the plumbing systems in resorts

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    A Small Place: Antigua’s Deprecating Dependency Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place explores the blissful ignorance that tourists possess as they visit Antigua without knowing its history which earns them an unfavorable reputation among the locals. The ugliness of tourism within the novel is characterized by the quick turnaround of tourists that only explore a surface level understanding of the island before leaving. Through the narrator’s abrupt but subtle use of interjections, such as noting the tourists’

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    Knowledge and power are considered two of the most important assets of a society. In the context of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place knowledge could be defined as a set of proficiencies or expertise attained through experience and education and power as a control of one’s own circumstances. While knowledge and power are individually definable, they do not exist in isolation. Knowledge and power are mutually constitutive to one another. In her aggressive and expository essay, Kincaid successfully

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    Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place guides its readers through the small island of Antigua, the author’s native home. The narrative acts like a tour, with Kincaid writing in the second person perspective, thus placing the reader in the shoes of a tourist visiting Antigua. However, readers will quickly catch on to the highly sardonic and condemnatory tone that Kincaid uses; for example, “and so you needn’t let that slightly funny feeling you have from time to time about exploitation, oppression, domination

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    In Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place she describes the island of Antigua to a tourist. In the passage that is discussed on this paper Kincaid is explaining to the tourist how they are seen by the locals on the island. She writes in the second person to directly address the tourist but there is a lot of nuance in her writing that reveal her true feelings to the reader. In the passage Kincaid use language as a tool to dehumanize the tourist. She paints them as more of a creature than a person. I’d like

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    entitled “A Small Place Writes Back” that “A Small Place begins with Jamaica Kincaid placing herself in a unique position able to understand the tourist and the Antiguan and despise both while identifying with neither” (895). Another critic, Suzanne Gauch, adds to this claim by asserting that “A Small Place disappoints…readers when it undermines the authority of its own narrator by suggesting that she is hardly representative of average Antiguans” (912). In her narrative A Small Place, Kincaid often

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    A major theme in Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place and Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We is collectivity, the state of being collected into one. Both texts are notable examples of such and show the different types of collectiveness as the point of view shifts from tourist to native, rationalist to anti-rationalist. In A Small Place, Antigua’s identity as a nation varies when observed from two different perspectives. Tourists view Antigua as a utopic resort that serves as an escape from the dullness of a routinely

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