Thursday, March 14, 2019
Prejudice and Racism in The Jewel in the Crown and Heart of Darkness Es
racial discrimination in The Jewel in the Crown and Heart of Darkness The effects of British colonialism are reflected in literature from both early modernity and power colonialism. Racial discrimination tainted both eras portrayed in the British morale of discolour supremacy over non-European counties unfolded. Heart of Darkness exemplifies early modernism in the British explorers viewed African natives of the Congo as incapable of kind comparison due to perceived uncivilized savageness. Personal interaction between races was trivial to none, as the freshly conquered Africans were still viewed as alien. Likewise, Jewel in the Crown, exemplifies of post colonialism, echoes racism from the British Rule in India. Postcolonial literature evolved from early modernism as the focus was of the interactions between the British and the people they conquered in modernism. Racism was still prevalent in post colonialism, yet the literature offers a slightly lees subhuman view of the Indians. The characters in both literary works express reactions to learned prejudice as face cloth people in control of a black mans country (Jewel of the Crown, P.150). Furthermore, the theme common human bonds between blacks and whites develop as British characters reject racism in the critique of the traditional values of the culture (Modern Literature tone ending, P.4). Through the recognise human bond, the need to bridge the gap between black and white people develops. The modernism theory of British awareness of primitiveness and savagery civilization built, and therefore an interest in the non-European peoples (), was still evident in Post colonialism literature. The British explorer of uncivilzed Africa, Marlow in Heart of Darkness, has... ...ived in early Modernism and Postcolonial Literature. The British value of learned prejudice produced a veneration of dark skin, especially when curious attraction and primitive instinct matte up natural to the British. Ho wever, as values are questioned, and basic human perception is per centumd, human bond become blind to skin color. The theme in both literary pieces reflect Carl Jungs theory that all humans share a common spiritual/psychic heritage, collective unconsciousness, racial memories(English 103 handout HofDEaarly Modernism, p., 2). Works Cited Agatucci, Cora .Conrad Study Guide Damrosch, David, et al., ed. The Longman Anthology of British Literature Vol. B. Compact ed. refreshing York Longman - Addison Wesley Longman, 2000. Scott, Paul. The Jewel in the Crown. 1966. Vol. 1 of the Raj Quartet. Rpt. Chicago University of Chicago Press, 1998.