English Evaluation - Sulaiti 1 Abdulla Al Sulaiti Professor Srimati Mukherjee English 0802-034 DD Month YYYY Evaluation of Of Our Spiritual Strivings

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Sulaiti 1 Abdulla Al Sulaiti Professor Srimati Mukherjee English 0802-034 DD Month YYYY Evaluation of “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” This is a book where DuBois have taken the opportunity to share with his reader the main dangers that are associated with double-consciousness. He also brings to the light the concept that there is a Veil that is existing between the African America and the White America. Hence, this evaluation assesses how DuBois’s concept of “double-consciousness” started, and whether it is or not terminated in this modern age. In the first chapter of The Souls of Black Folk, “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” DuBois examines how they're two different ways in which the African- American is perceived by themselves and by the majority population that is Caucasian- American. DuBois takes this opportunity to evaluate all the characters in the book by giving them different traits that they deserve. In the essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” DuBois opens with a question that Caucasian- Americans always euphemize, in his opinion; “How does it feel to be a problem?” Then he addresses an incident that he encountered in school with a new girl who rejected the card that he has written for her, this moment that led DuBois to conceptualize the sense of the veil between the two races where the person from the other side of the veil has a different perception of him than himself, a “double-consciousness” from either side of this cover. “Double-consciousness” that DuBois always express as a negative term, an example of how he sees himself in a conscious different than that of the Caucasian-Americans, and aware that is altered by hatred, racism and
Sulaiti 2 the love of unfair superiority by the majority of Caucasian-Americans. Later on, he also puts

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