Ayse Mutlu June 2007
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE SAINT OF INCIPIENT INSANITIES
BY ELIF SHAFAK AND BRICK LANE BY MONICA ALI BY FOCUSING
ON THE CONCEPT OF IDENTITY
Multiculturalism became one of the prominent topics of both literature and politics in the last decades. As a result of globalization, cultural pluralism and transcending the boundary of national identity came on stage as the indispensable realities of today’s world. There is an increasing demand on the issue of multiculturalism and it became one of the most controversial topics throughout the world with both its critics and supporters. In terms of the immigrant’s relationship with the other citizens of the hosting countries, various terms like assimilation, discrimination, othering and loss of identity are used. In this thesis multiculturalism and loss of identity are the focused ones, yet there are also references to the others through the course of the work.
In this work, the concept of multiculturalism and dealing with plural identities will be discussed initially by talking about both pros and cons of the issue and later, in the light of those ideas, it will be deeply analyzed with references to two novels by Elif Shafak and Monica Ali.
Chapter 1 concerns with the general information about the emergence of post-colonial theory and the effects of it on literature. After that, the possibility of living in culturally diverse societies is discussed. The following chapter concerns with multiculturalism as a branch of post-colonial theory. Chapters 3 gives brief information about the authors and their works. The following chapters deal with two novels separately; there is an analysis of the psychology of characters in both novels as individuals trying to succeed in foreign cultures. Finally, there will be a comparative part of the two novels in the light of the ideas developed.
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