Comparitive Essay

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Every story, every book, and every piece of literature that was and ever will be written is unique in its own way. This is in large part due to the indisputable fact that every person is unique. Amongst the billions of unique people that have walked this earth came unique authors and from these authors unique works of literature were created. That is the the power of individuality. However, while individuality is indeed powerful there is one thing that is more powerful than individuality. Unity. Unity is loosely defined as the state of being united or joined as a whole. Many things can unite people and among those are similar beliefs. When authors believe in similar things their books have similar aspects. Both A Small Place's author Jamaica Kincaid and Black Skin, White Masks'' author Franz Fannon share similar beliefs which is portrayed through their opposition to segregation and their desire to send a message to their readers. Their similar beliefs bring similarities to both books.

Both authors Jamaica Kincaid and Franz Fannon oppose segregation. Jamaica Kincaid displays her anti segregation views through her book “A Small Place.” She begins with lavish descriptions of the breathtaking beauty of her hometown; an island called Antigua,through the eyes of a tourist who knows not of the hard lives of the locals. Then, she describes the slavery that took place of the noble and traditional people of Antigua and how their slavery and how corruption came with their freedom and they began to act just like the men that enslaved them. Kincaid portrays through this how segregation leads to loss of culture and nobility. This is because segregating a group of people and making them feel inferior gives them a desire to not be “different” and instead be like those who are foolishly and ignorantly viewing them as inferior. Fannon also believes that segregation is a horrible thing and he explains why in his book “Black Skin, White Masks.” Fannon psychologically explains...
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