Iycee Charles de Gaulle Summary One the slave trade. The Barclays brothers,

One the slave trade. The Barclays brothers,

One of the first, Kincaid used a variety of forms to examine and present her resentment towards her country and personal opinions, using logical reasoning. Cultural observations that Kincaid makes is that of the Barclay brothers. A result of the British colonial system was a capitalistic system; this went as far as the human trade, the slave trade. The Barclays brothers, who started Barclays bank, were slaves traders, and this is how they made their money, Kincaid rightfully castigates their capitalist system, and carries on her sarcastic tone expressing how shallow the system was, as she proves by saying, “It’s possible that when they saw how rich banking made them, they gave themselves a good beating for opposing an end to slave trading…” (26.4-6), this demonstrates how the historical acts of exploitation are never over, plus it only stops not due to morality but hoping for something better in the future. In addition, Kincaid strongly speaks about the teaching and self-regulation and how Antigua proposes one-dimensional paths for the natives: “in Antigua is the Hotel Training School, a school that teaches Antiguans how to be good servants, how to be good nobody, which is what a servant is.” (55.11-14), in this text, it expresses sorrow, pain, and burden. Kincaid is trying to make the reader (tourist) feel guilty, this displays that Antiguans’ goal, dreams, and hope are cut, they are no good and all they practiced to do is “be servants” and treat the “outsiders” above them, and serve them. Not just does the government encourage their residents to have fewer desires, but they even open up ‘Hotel Training Schools’, what can be worse than this for a native. “An event in Antigua has been founding, in 1939 of the Antigua Trades and the Labour Union, an organization whose purpose was to obtain better wages, better working conditions, and just a better life in general for working people in Antigua.” (69.9-13), Kincaid focuses on Antigua being an independent country for twenty-five from Britain and a union, with a political party become a universal suffrage. Including that the nation should not be owned by English people, who never laid eyes on Antigua, nor attempted to resolve the issues. All the Antiguans ever demanded was a decent wage, better life, and acceptable working conditions. Kincaid not only blames the tourists for such acts but calls the Prime ministers responsible for these issues as well. To conclude, Kincaid uses logical and strong reasonable claims, in her writing, which made her statements more appealing. In a nutshell, Jamaica Kincaid forces the reader to take the role of a tourist as she criticizing moralistic and her opinion towards colonialism as well as the nation. Kincaid uses rhetorical devices like ethos, pathos, and logos to evoke certain feelings and emotions from a Western audience creating sympathy for Antigua. Ethos usually appeals to the audience by emphasizing the speaker’s credibility and authority. Pathos usually targets the audience’s emotions. Logos uses logical and reasoning to persuade an individual. In conclusion, Kincaid discusses the dilemma Antiguans have gone through, and the artistically mannerly style she represents her ideas and opinion.