Resistance In Resistance Literature

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The free dictionary defines resistance as “an act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist. A force that tends to oppose or retard motion. Often resistance an underground organization engaged in a struggle for national liberation in a country under military or totalitarian occupation. Psychology a process in which the ego opposes the conscious recall of anxiety-producing experiences.” Resistance literature was about liberalism, freedom of thought and democracy. Writers such as Jack London, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell’s arose to struggle and finding a way to improve the life we live and speak for human beings. Works written in spirit of resistance truly moved us; as writers felt that it is enough and refused dictatorial rule and oppression, so paved the way to revolution. Thus they managed to convey their message and make people feel the same way they feel. There are always these obstacles that hinder the resistance spirit such as ignorance, irrationality and the psychological fear of change. Moreover, Jean Paul Sartre says that “there are some people who escape from their freedom” (from…show more content…
Benda believed intellectuals are not disengaged and ivory–towered thinkers, who are in opposition to the status quo. They are courageous, angry, and able to speak the truth to power. Benda thus maintains that governments should draw upon these intellectuals “not to lead, but to consolidate the government’s policy, to spew out propaganda against official enemies, euphemisms and, on a larger scale, whole systems […], which could disguise the truth of what was occurring in the name of institutional ‘expedience’ or ‘national honor’’ (Representations 6). In short, for Benda real intellectuals are those who denounce corruption (6). (intellectual Resistance To Prisons Of Nationalism In The Twentieth Century Egyptian and Children Drama

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