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The Post - colonial literature

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The Post - colonial literature

  1. 1. Concept behind the title ‘Black skin , White Masks’. paper: ‘the postcolonial Literature’. S. t. d: M.A(sem-3) Roll.No:11 Presented by: kunvarani Nidhi k Allotted to: Department of English Maharaja krishnakumarsinhji Bhavsinhji University . Bhavnagar
  2. 2.  Introduction: ‘Black skin, White Masks’.’ ‘ Black skin, White Masks’ written by Frantz Fanon in 1952. ‘The title of the novel is itself suggestive.’ Black Skin, White Masks’. Divided in to the 8 parts. 206 pages. ‘Masks’ is the Central theme in the writing of the 20th century writers.
  3. 3.  Divided in to the 8 Parts: ‘ !.’The Black man and Language.’ 2.’The Woman of color and the Whiteman’. 3. The man of color and the white woman. 4.The so-called Dependency Complex of the Colonized 5.The Lived Experience of the Black Skin. 6.The Black man and the Psychopathology. 7.The Black Man and Recognition. 8.Way of Conclusion.:
  4. 4. Examples of ‘Masks’ based writing of th century. the 20 • Examples: Robert Frost’s poem ‘Design’. The ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ by Eugene O’Neill. ‘The Birthday Party’ by Samuel Beckett. ‘A Tempest’.
  5. 5. Concept behind the title : ‘Black Skin, White Masks’. ‘Colonialism’ Fanon’s used of Language. Binary Opposition.
  6. 6.  The Beginning Quote: “ I am talking about millions of men whom they have knowingly instilled with fear and a Complex of inferiority, whom they have trained to tremble, to kneel and behave like flunkeys”. -A. Cessaire Discouse on Colonialism Introduction of the ’Black Skin, White Masks.’( p. xi)
  7. 7. Dialogues What does man want? What does the black man want? Running the risk of angering my black brothers, I shall say that a Black is not a man. -Introduction of the ‘black skin, White masks’.
  8. 8. Conti….  For after all, When we read in ‘I Am a Martinician Woman” I Would have liked to marry, but with a white man, Only, a colored Woman is never quite respectable in the eyes of a White man- even if he loves her, I knew well.” - ‘Black Skin, White Masks’(p.25)  “All I Know is that he had blue eyes, blond hair, a pale Complexion and I loved him.” - Mayotte (p.25)  By loving me ,she proves to me that I am worthy of a white love. I am loved like a white man. -(P.45)  European Civilization and it’s agents of the highest, caliber are responsible for colonial racism. -Cessaire (p.70)
  9. 9.  Conti…..  His body is black: his tongue is black ;his soul must be black too”. -Antillean his fellow lander(p.157)  If I cannot change my color, I want Adventure. -Juan(p.189)  The white man is a slave who was allowed to assume a master’s attitude. -(p.194)  My final Prayer: O my body, always make me a man who question. -(p.206)
  10. 10. Any question…..????
  11. 11. There is nothing like ,Good or bad. But, It’s thinking that makes it so. -Shakespeare in “Hamlet” References: Works Cited Frantz, Fanon. 'Black Skin, White Masks'. New York: Grove press, 1952. Class-notes

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