Oil - A Metaphor of Fear and Inhumanness in John H Green's Seven Men in a Tank
Roopalakshmi V, Dr Rajasekaran V
petroculture, violence, oil, industrial modernity, petrostates.
In an age that follows a rampant agenda of moving towards climate sustainability, insisting on the immediate transition to hydroelectric, solar, nuclear, wind, and geothermal as alternatives to coal, oil, and natural gas, has failed to articulate much about the oil violence happening underneath the skin. More than any other commodity of natural resources, oil exemplifies the concoction of mysterious and crucial to the modern world. On the other hand, in oil-producing states, the Promethean qualities (secrecy, guardedness, defensiveness and corporate ventriloquism) of oil create waves of crime and social dysfunction. Therefore, this piece of writing is interested in the discourse of violence that happened in an oil town and its repercussion on the Sheriff’s life, delineated with a tinge of discussing oil as a symbol of strange, primitive, alienation, or inhumanity that industrial modernity has brought to the surface.
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Unique Paper ID: 157997

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 8

Page(s): 646 - 649
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