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arlt - colonialism homework

arlt - colonialism homework - Keya Agarwal ARLT Paris Noir...

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Keya Agarwal ARLT – Paris Noir Homework week 12 Homework : Give a succinct 3 sentence summary of Césaire's argument. Identify a key passage in the text supporting your summary. How/why does Césaire refer to Hitler in his argument? What types of writers does he refer to in his critique? Cesaire’s Discourse on Colonialism is primarily a critique of the foremost excuse used to justify Colonialism by Europe. The direction behind colonialism was supposedly civilization and humanism of the “savage”, however Cesaire highlights how colonialism in fact led to a further disintegration of humanity. A passage that refers to this is: “First we must study how colonization works to decivilize the colonizer, to brutalize him in the true sense of the word, to degrade him, to awaken him to buried instincts, to covetousness, violence, race hatred, and moral relativism; and we must show that each time a head is cut off or an eye put out in Vietnam and in France they accept the fact,
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