Resistance Literature

September 28, 2010

 I think that Resistance Literature is used to express feelings agiainst oppressors and colonizers. This can be directly or indirectly. It is basically standing up for what you believe in and going against the norm. It is going against your culture by staying true to who you are and also holding on to past values.  This will reflect a certain nostalgia from that will help stand up to that colonizing power.By one person standing up for what is right, it will make all the difference.

Resistance Literature needs to bring change in one society. It is a form of protest to bring change, especially to those that feel they have no voice at all. It is also a means of empowerment to hold on to your own values and not be affected by outside influences. This type of literature is very important. Through writing,  voices are being heard and actions are followed through. It is a response to the aggressor and the oppressor while defending the people.

I think Resistance Literature is Uncle Tom’s Cabin and To Kill a Mockingbird. They are stories that have a strong message and the reader takes something powerful away with it.

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One Response to “Resistance Literature”

  1.   Tim Marian Says:

    I’m on board with you on this one. First off i want to say that to Kill a Mockingbird was a freaking awesome book and uncle toms cabin is great as well. Resistance literature is supposed to make a difference and the truth is that for some reason it is harder for individuals now to produce this kind of literature as it was when it was practiced under times of oppresion. Either way, good job! 😀

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