Thesis Statements - the tone and mood of the novel changes...

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Thesis Statements 1). Since Kincaid expects the readers to have a solid concept of colonialism and its aftermath, one without the knowledge of colonialism would not be able to appreciate her novel “A Small Place” as much compared to one that has experienced colonialism and its aftermath. 2). In “A Small Place”, Kincaid has not tried to find some common ground with the readers; instead, she uses second person narrative, irony and repetition as strong literary devices to present her views on Antigua, tourists and colonialism. 3). Kincaid has not ignored her readers throughout her novel “A Small Place”; however, she changes her target of blaming the current situation in Antigua from the readers to colonialism as exposition continues-
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Unformatted text preview: the tone and mood of the novel changes as well. 4). Kincaid has included numerous details and imageries, such as the library, in her novel “A Small Place” to bring Antigua to life and to convey the central theme. 5). Kincaid has brought up the question of “the ugliness of tourism” in the first section of her novel “A Small Place” that will force the readers to reflect and evaluate human nature and human potential. 6). Kincaid has cleverly used irony, second person narrative and repetition in her novel “A Small Place” to take her stance against colonialism and has forced the readers to agree with her....
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course ENGLISH 45B, 001 taught by Professor Altieri during the Fall '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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