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The issues of racism and sexism has existed within society for hundred of thousands of years. Within cotemporary *****, our efforts to eliminate these two social biases has made great strides. However, two authors portray the conflict of race and gender as a very present and real issue. Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" is set in ***** Post War World II era, it is a conflict tale of racial ***** sexual abuse that ends in the destruction ***** a fragile girl's life and sanity. ***** tale contains many explicit themes of race and gender that grow from the American system. Concurrently, J. M. Coetzee's book "Disg*****" details ***** brutal rape of a girl in post-apartheid South Africa, showing that political change can do almost nothing ***** eliminate human misery. Both of ***** two novels surrounds their central plot around a he*****rt wrenching *****, however, they both subtly comment on the race and ***** within their respective societies. The following analysis will compare and contr*****ts these two novel's approach on gender and race, although they have fundamental differences, both Morrison and Coetzee note that despite ***** actions to create a "colorless, *****less, *****less" society, ***** stigma are hard to eliminate.

Morrison's novel "The ***** Eyes" follows the life of Pecola through ***** lenses of the narra*****r, Claudia MacTeer. ***** novel takes place in 1941, ***** ***** post war world II America. It surrounds the story of Pecola, her quest to find self acceptance and her brutal rape by her fat*****. The tragedy of this story is reflected in a comment*****ry on African *****ns ***** American society. Morris*****'s purpose is to depict on social stigmas prevent the ex*****tence ***** equality within the United States, ***** explicit political objectives to change the way in which society views African **********.

Coetzee's novel "Disgraced" focuses on the life of David Lurie in *****-apar*****id ***** Africa. In the wake ***** political reforms that ***** *****d ***** policies of the entire government, Coetzee attempts to show ***** his novel that ***** and ***** are still as prevalent as ever. Lurie is castigated from society for his love of Byron Romanticism, and demonized as a sexual offender because of his illicit relationship with a much younger student. Ultim*****tely, the plot surrounds the brutal rape of David's daughter Lucy, ***** results from the neglect of the rural community outside of Cape Town. The purpose of *****'s ***** is to reveal the truth behind South *****n social lore, instead of ***** equality that is suppose ***** pertain to the post apartheid era, it ***** evident that without much structural support there is little political changes can make on social opinion and stigma. Ultimately the same sentiments ***** ***** preceding ***** apartheid are ***** evident through this narrative. It is a ***** of de*****ization and indignity, with the focus on the fall ***** David Lurie's self-respect and a deeper understanding of social *****.

Both Morrison and Coetzee bases their central theme on the principle that society itself cannot change their racism


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