Essay - The Issues of Racism and Sexism Has Existed Within Society...


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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 ***** a conflict tale ***** racial ***** sexual abuse that ends ***** the destruction of a fragile girl's life and sanity. Morrison's tale contains many explicit themes ***** race and gender that grow from the American system. Concurrently, J. M. Coetzee's book "Disgrace" details the brutal rape of a girl in post-*****par*****id South Africa, showing that political change can do almost nothing ***** eliminate human misery. Both of these two novels surrounds their central plot around a heart wrenching rape, however, they both subtly comment on the race and ***** within ***** respective societies. The following analysis will compare and contrasts these two novel's approach on gender and race, although they have fundamental differences, ***** Morrison and Coetzee note that despite political actions to create a "colorless, raceless, *****less" society, social stigma are hard to eliminate.

Morrison's novel "The ***** Eyes" follows the life of Pecola through ***** lenses of the narrator, Claudia MacTeer. ***** novel takes place in 1941, ***** the 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 ********** ***** American society. Morris*****'s purpose is to depict on ***** stigmas prevent the existence of equality within the United States, despite explicit political objectives to change the way in which society views African **********.

Coetzee's novel "Disgraced" focuses on the life of David Lurie in post-apar*****id ***** Africa. In the wake of political reforms that has *****d ***** policies of the entire government, Coetzee attempts to show ***** his ***** that racism and sexism are still as prevalent as ever. Lurie is castigated from society for his love ***** Byron Romanticism, and demonized as a sexual offender because of his illicit relationship with a much younger student. Ultimately, the plot ***** the brutal rape of David's daughter Lucy, ***** results ***** the neglect of ***** rural community outside of Cape Town. The purpose of *****'s novel is to reveal the truth behind South *****n social lore, instead of the equality that is suppose to pertain to the post apartheid era, it ***** evident that without much structural support there is little political changes can make on social opini***** ***** stigma. Ultimately the same sentiments ***** ***** preceding the apartheid are still evident through t***** narra*****ive. It is a ***** of de*****iz*****tion and indignity, with the focus on the fall of David Lurie's self-respect and a deeper understanding of social *****.

***** Morrison and Coetzee bases *****ir central theme on the principle that society itself cannot change *****ir *****

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