Analysis Of Jamaica Kincaid's The Ugly Tourist

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In the essay “The Ugly Tourist” written by Jamaica Kincaid, she expresses that when people are surrounded by others who are similar they are comfortable and normal and once they leave their habitat to visit others as a tourist they become “ugly”. In “Shooting an Elephant” written by George by Orwell, he illustrates what it is like to be a white man who is against the oppression yet he works for the same people that oppresses them. He gets a better perspective on imperialism when he is faced a decision that ultimately compromises his morals to protect his interest as well as the British Empire. “Two ways to belong to America” written by Bharati Mukherjee is about two immigrant sisters’ perspectives on adapting to life in America.

In the essays “Shooting an Elephant”, “Two ways to belong to America” and “The Ugly Tourist, immigrants and minorities are treated like second class citizens in comparison to white people. Being white is a privilege that creates barriers between culture, class, and racism that sometimes the privilege is unaware of.

American is known to be the land of opportunity and freedom. The land that welcomes people from all over the world. For this reason many immigrants migrate, abandoned or escape their poverty stricken countries for a better life. Creating a new life
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America should be known has the land of opportunities for privilege and limited opportunities for others just to that you won’t complain as much. Walking in the shoes of others of others may allow an individual white person to see the effect of racism to form empathy. Perhaps the solution should be to resist their way and culture to get a reaction. Without other making them feel superior they will be able to rationalize then reason better or not, this may be exactly what they

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