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Reconstruction of the Self

Author ZhuHuiYan
Tutor BaoXiuWen
School Zhejiang Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Self Cultural others Reconstructed Subordinate White Tiger
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Aravind Adiga is a new star of English literature, by virtue of his debut, \\Balram by the of cultural otherness impact out of poverty, and survive to become the the landlord family's personal driver, landlord training full of servility, loss of self, even to slavery as a glory. Follow their masters Mr. Ashok came to New Delhi, he gradually regained self-aware of the injustice they suffered, and eventually can not continue to tolerate slavery, repressed self desire for freedom, to be used to kill the owner, stole the master The bribe money fled to Bangalore, where he discovered and to change their servant awareness reconstructed self, and eventually become a successful entrepreneur. Academia \India under the economic miracle, however, the psychological part of efforts to depict the protagonist Balram psychological development the main line of development of novel. Adiga spicy yet humorous tone shaping people to of Balram their side many subordinate classes, to reveal behind the prosperity of the Indian economy under the class of the oppressed, marginalized huge injustice and the face of these injustices under submissive even consciously maintain this unfair attitude, show many problems exist in its self, and reveals its cultural otherness slavery and inequality as common sense by Balram experience specific, I do not know revolt and betrayal, different reactions by comparison Balram and other subordinate characters under through refactoring how self from other cultures, the introduction of new metaphors to get rid of the shackles of cultural his self, no longer become a cultural language slaves, thus psychologically real freedom, to fight for their rights and fight against. Thesis novels under figures as the starting point, to Lacan cultural otherness theory as the theoretical basis, combined with its research and postcolonial theory under self-constructed, reconstructed, and self and culture large his relationship. The text is divided into six chapters: The first chapter briefly introduces the author and the writing of the \The second chapter analyzes the significance of the works Research papers selected theoretical angle, and a brief explanation of Lacan's self and culture that he, under the definition to clarify the scope and object of the thesis. The Chapter summarizes its characters in the novel with cultural otherness relationship. The first section summarizes the injustices suffered by India's economic prosperity subordinate class and the novel its characters face of unjust attitude to highlight its self, and a detailed analysis of its characters in the novel self . The second part focuses on the analysis of the relationship between its self-existence and cultural otherness their. Under the face of injustice still do not know to revolt because they accept a class culture and ideology of the ruling class in the cultural his. The third part is mainly part of the actual combination of novel theory to its authoritative position subversion and provide theoretical support for the fourth chapter Balram self-awakening. The fourth chapter is divided into two parts, the first part of the through Balram personal experiences to clarify his how the cultural big he who construct and become the slaves of the cultural language specific. Balram self is the class cultural invisible impact prospective indoctrination ruling class and the upper class thinking up to co-construct. The second part of the specific analysis Balram how to regain self through the mirror stage the desire awakening and cultural otherness conflict, the introduction of new metaphors from other cultures, eventually found their own cultural otherness tied fact, the last self-desire irreconcilable conflict with cultural otherness toward betrayal. Chapter mainly through analysis Balram reconstruction of self-explanatory under the class how to really get the spirit of freedom, to fight for self rights. Chapter 6 concludes the paper concluded: its rights as the reconstruction of self, to get rid of cultural his rule, they can really get the freedom and liberation, it can really struggle against the exploiters, thereby changing society.

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