Whose Disgrace is J.M.Coetzee's novel Disgrace ?
Author(s):
Ayesha Khosla
Keywords:
colonialism, existentialism, Sartrean, subaltern
Abstract
This paper deals with the meaninglessness of life as experienced by professor David Lurie, a white professor in post colonial South Africa. The licentiouness of David costs him his job as his sexual advances towards one of his students is reported to authorities. He has only one option left which is go to Salem and stay with his daughter Lucy. As the events unfold, Lucy is raped and finally chooses to give birth to her child without knowing the identity of the father of the child. Thus Coetzee points out that the repercussions of wrongdoings of white towards blacks come to them in diverse ways and form. David's pathetic life by the end of the novel is a strong statement on the final destructive path of colonialism.
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Unique Paper ID: 154571

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 11

Page(s): 808 - 812
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