Aggarwal 221 Assignment #1 In a 4-6 page argumentative essay (double-spaced, typed), address one of the following prompts: 1. Select one or two scenes from either Heart of Darkness or Things Fall Apart that depict the demarcation of space into binary (or oppositional) categories (refer to Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin’s discussion of “binarism” in the handout from Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts) . This “mapped space” may delimit areas between male and female, citizen and outcast, adult and child, familiar and alien, civilized and primitive, etc. Through a discussion of specific binaries in the text, analyze how the writer examines/questions imperialistic ideology. 2. Achebe’s “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness ” has been controversial since its publication in 1977, engendering myriad responses—both passionate defenses of Conrad’s work and Achebe’s position. Read the following responses to Achebe’s article:
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