Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hate Speech essays

Hate Speech essays The unnatural and inexplicable along with the loss of control over something seemingly powerless are two of mankinds most potent fears. Mr. Senanayak, the Bengali specialist in combat and extreme-left politics, and Captain Arjan Singh, leader of Operation Forest Jharkhani, are forced to face these very fears when they pursue the rebel Dopdi in Mahasweta Devis Draupadi. Dopdi, the Bengali tribal woman also known as Draupadi, does not conform to the status quo of her class or her gender. Neither does she submit to oppression from the upper class, the government, or her society. Furthermore, she helps do away with the command assumed by the government over the tribal people and the untouchables. Even after the soldiers physically degrade her, she cannot be disheartened and thus she is able to maintain power and control over her captors. This insurgence terrifies the government officials and the agents; especially Senanayak and Arjan Singh. To her oppressors, Draupadi is the manifestatio n of their worst fears. Not only does she dispel their power over the downtrodden, but she is unnatural and able to gain power from the physical torment and torture forced upon her. Dopdis defiance causes her to break several societal expectations of her class and time. The very name Draupadi defies the boundaries of her class. As mentioned by the Liveries, Surja Sahus wife, an Indian, gives Draupadi her name. The name, which belongs to a character in the Mahabharata, is reserved solely for those Indians who are descended from the Aryans. The tribal people pre-dating the Aryan invasion have no right to heroic Sanskrit names. (p. 183) Also, the tribal people are considered untouchables throughout the story. They are considered unfit for any labor above the level of farming and are taken advantage of by the higher castes. Dopdis husband, Dulna, wants to be the ...

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