The Language of Prejudice

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Essay #: 053969
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The Language of Prejudice
Racism as Explored in Two Short Stories by Langston Hughes and Pauline Johnson
Both Langston Hughes’ On the Road (1935) and Pauline Johnson’s A Red Girl’s Reasoning (1893) are short stories that portray the problem of racism in contemporary society. They do so, as this paper shall demonstrate, by using language that underscores attitudes of prejudice and also by enhancing the reader’s identification with the focal characters through point-of-view and other narrative strategies. In each story, the reader is made aware of the moral hypocrisy of the dominant white culture in relation to oppressed peoples (the black underclass in the case of Hughes’ story and native Indians in the case of Johnson’s). The paper will...
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.....of the cold, unfeeling dominant culture are rendered all the more painful. Perhaps for that very reason, what lingers in the reader’s mind are the integrity and perseverance of both
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Works Cited
Hughes, Langston. On the Road (orig. 1935), in CSPI
Coursepack
: The Nature of
Narrative 1 (Fiction), Sections 1-16, pp. 446-449. Canadian Scholars Press Inc.,
Toronto, 2009. Orig. in Introduction to Literature, edited by Isobel
M. Findlay, et al., pp. 446-449. 2004. Toronto: Nelson.
Johnson, Pauline. A Red Girl’s Reasoning (orig. 1893), in CSPI
Coursepack
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The Nature of Narrative 1 (Fiction), Sections 1-16, pp. 3-15. Canadian
Scholars Press Inc., Toronto, 2009. Orig. in The Moccasin Maker, pp. 62-78.
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