Colonial Attitude In Orientalism

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Forster has depicted typical colonial attitude through McBryde, the District Superintendent of Police, who, though shocked at Aziz's predicament, could not but pour forth his racial disgust in these lines, "All unfortunate natives are criminal at heart, for the simple reason that they live south of latitude 30." They are not to blame; they have not a dog's chance, "we should be like to them if we settled here"(A Passage. P. 164). He has also formed a philosophy that is saturated with prejudice. His speech is an exposure of a harsh judgment in which the dominating colonizers are proud of labeling other races with all sorts of pejorative expressions. All their hatred, grudge and negligence of Orientals produced a discourse through which they labeled them as inferiors. In fact, the discourse that they produced was used as a powerful weapon to label, rule, and persecute the Orientals. This intellectual discourse, of course, is ‘Orientalism’. Actually it is the projection of the colonial power in politics, science, culture, thought and philosophy. The arrogance that Ronny shows towards Indians and discriminatory Bridge party depicts how rudely and inhumanly Orientals were treated at that time. In the Indian subcontinent Oriental discourse worked much better and catered to the taste of natives.…show more content…
Superficial resentment against each other cannot liberate East from the dominance of West. But the formation of a discourse can be a fit antagonistic force against colonial discourse. A basic motive of discourse usually discovers the regularities and constraints of the components of ideology and thoughts of the nation. It also reveals the observational faculties of the people. It is a historical phenomenon that indicates the margin of the main body of the thoughts at different levels- economic, political, religious, and ethical and many

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