Maurice Shadbolt's Season Of The Jew and Michael Blake's Dances With Wolves
GRIN Verlag, 2010 - 76 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Gottingen, course: Literature of New Zealand, 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Title: The Concept of the Noble / Ignoble Savage in 20th Century New World Novels: Maurice Shadbolt's Season Of The Jew and Michael Blake's Dances With Wolves Confrontation of civilized Europeans with foreign primitive" peoples has mostly been disatvantageous for the latter. The easiest way to deal with the strangeness of indigenous people was to regard them in a stereotypical way. Stereotypes such as the noble" and the ingnoble savage" were used to deprive such cultures of their humanity and to justify colonization and genocide. These stereotypes also found their way into European literature. In this work, I will analyze how the authors Maurice Shadbolt and Michael Blake deal with such stereotypes in their novels, Season Of The Jew and Dances With Wolves, respectively. I chose to compare these novels because they have many similarities but on the other hand also enough differences to make them an interesting comparison. Both novels are considered to be historical novels but there are some differences in the dealing with stereotypes, which I consider to be an important aspect of historical novels in general. Firstly, I will draw an outline of the history of the terms noble" and ignoble savage" and then make a concise definition of the terms. The next step will be a short book portrait of both novels in order to compare them to each other. In the main part of this work I will analyze how the concepts of the noble savage" and he ignoble savage" are dealt with in both novels. This will be done in consideration of various aspects which before have been presented in the definition of the terms. Exctract from the main text: d)Behaviour And Further Criteria One thing which astonished many European travellers was the missing idea of"
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