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 the Post War World II era, it ***** a conflict tale of racial and sexual abuse that ends in the destruction of a fragile girl's life ***** sanity. ***** tale contains many explicit *****mes ***** race and gender that grow from the American system. Concurrently, J. M. Coetzee's book "Disgrace" details ***** brutal rape of a girl in post-apartheid South Africa, show*****g that political change can do almost nothing to 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 gender within *****ir respective societies. The following analysis will compare ***** contr*****ts these two novel's approach on gender and race, although they have fundamental differences, both Morrison and Coetzee note that despite political actions ***** create a "colorless, raceless, genderless" society, social stigma are hard to eliminate.

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

***** novel "*****d" focuses on the life of David Lurie in ********** ***** Africa. In the wake ***** political reforms that ***** changed the policies of the entire government, Coetzee attempts to show ***** his ***** that racism and sexism ***** 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, which results from ***** neglect of the rural community outside ***** Cape Town. ***** purpose of Coetzee's novel is to reveal the truth behind South *****n social lore, instead ***** ***** equality that is suppose ***** pertain to the post apartheid era, it is evident that without much structural support there is little political changes can make on social opini***** ***** stigma. Ultimately the same sentiments that ***** preceding ***** apartheid are still evident through th***** narrative. It is a s*****ry of dehum*****nization and indignity, with the focus on the fall ***** David Lurie's self-respect and a deeper underst*****ing of social *****.

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

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