Monthly Archives: February 2011

Blog #11: Mumbo Jumbo- Corruption

“I had to bust her for possession, see this booze?[…]Well when she saw that her number was up she offered resistance and I had to er. . . well, you know, she was resisting” (Reed 124). This quote is the … Continue reading

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Blog #10: Mumbo Jumbo- People as the Past

“‘You carry them in your blood as I carry the blood of Montezuma; expeditions of them are harbored by your heart and your mind carries their supply trains. You’ve changed your helmet for a frontier hat while I have changed … Continue reading

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Blog #9: Mumbo Jumbo- Serving the “Man”

“the 4 years of university were set up so that they could have a process by which they would remove the rebels and the dissidents. By their studies and the ritual of academics the Man has made sure that they … Continue reading

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Blog #8: Mumbo Jumbo- Western Civilization As Superior

“for if Jes Grew is immune to the old remedies, the saving Virus in the blood of Europe, mankind is lost” (Reed 18). “It doesn’t have any culture either. I didn’t see a single cannon or cathedral while I was … Continue reading

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Blog #7: Mumbo Jumbo- Aesthetics

“The army devoted to guarding this booty is larger than those of most countries. Justifiably so, because if these treasures got into the ‘wrong hands’ (the countries from which they were stolen) there would be renewed enthusiasms for the Ikons … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Omeros

Overall, I disliked reading Omeros for the first time. I think that after our class discussions I would enjoy this book more the second time around (even though I still would not necessarily love it). While the language and writing … Continue reading

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Response #1

Alicia O’Connor Professor Steven Alvarez English 391W 20 February 2011 Issues of Identity: The Importance of Ancestry and History in Derek Walcott’s Omeros Derek Walcott’s Omeros poetically depicts the plight of the people of St. Lucia in the post-colonial setting … Continue reading

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Blog #6: Omeros- Wound of Slavery

“He believed the swelling came from the chained ankles / of his grandfathers. Or else why was there no cure? / That cross he carried was not only the anchor’s / but that of his race, for a village black … Continue reading

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Blog #5: Omeros- Ancestry

“They walk, you write; / keep to that narrow causeway without looking down, / climbing in their footsteps, that slow, ancestral beat / of those used to climbing roads; your own work owes them / because the couplet of those … Continue reading

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Blog #4: Omeros- Identity

“You all see what it’s like without roots in this world?” (Walcott 21) “Helen needed a history, / that was the pity that Plunkett felt towards her” (Walcott 30). “Then, for the first time, he asked himself who he was” … Continue reading

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