Entries Tagged as 'Violence'

Shooting An Elephant: Chaos, Order & Violence

October 8, 2009 by charleneong · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I think Shooting An Elephant very nicely illustrates the theme of Chaos, Order and Violence. Chaos wreaked by the “mad elephant” requires the police officer to “do something about it”, so as to restore order and prevent the elephant from causing anymore havoc to property and man.  However, it is ironic that the only way […]

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On representation, and art for art’s sake or just a pure heart of darkness?

September 10, 2009 by charleneong · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Achebe contends that “the real question is the dehumanization of Africa and Africans which this age-long attitude has fostered and continues to foster in the world. And the question is whether a novel which celebrates this dehumanization, which depersonalizes a portion of the human race, can be called a great work of art. My answer […]

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The Discourse of Violence

September 2, 2009 by jessicasee · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I thought of blogging about this because it is related to my part in the presentation tomorrow, but since we have limited time to give our parts, here are some more interesting points I picked up when reading Fanon that I won’t cover in my presentation. Fanon talks a lot about the undeniable violence wrecked […]

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The cylcle of violence

September 2, 2009 by charmainetan · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Franz Fanon’s article ‘On Violence’ highlights the division between the colonized and the colonist that is physically manifested in the difference between their respective residential areas. Fanon depicts a ‘compartmentalized world’ of division between the two groups; the colonists quarters defined by excesses, space and luxuries while the colonized’s sector is characterized by lack, filth […]

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