Literature of the City

In The City in Literature: A Knowledgeable and Traditional History, Richard Lehan investigates the enthusiasm of metropolitan representation, analyzing joins between scholarly articulation and the historical backdrop of the city.

Question 2; Immigrant experiences of characters

In the summary of Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, one can analyze how xenophobia was depicted in the context. Human beings curbed with a situation, either fight or flight. The analogy contained in such instances is ascertained by a derivative nature of the human’s mind ability of interpretation. The scene portrayed in the first scene, Ali is depicted as a nasty character who possess tonality in the character’s vibrancy. An act of xenophobia clarifies the concept borrowed in the scene. The reason being is due to the perception entailed based on foreigners in general, especially Arabs.  What speculates the audience’s mind is the concept of infusing suspense within a person.

Ali is faced with xenophobia and stereotype taking place around his environment. What succumbs to the ground is the fact that the character’s woman was an older adult. Based on human’s perception towards age in relationships, the consequences are intriguing, regarding one’s freedom and security. Racial factors show’s the first immigration experience encountered to a foreigner. The concept minimizes one’s ability to socialize and making amenities with other individuals. Racial profiling acts as the chief factors which influenced the character’s turn out. The real concept chosen by the author depicts the style in not only terms of presentation, but also a philosophical aspect. For instance, Ali is confronted by society as a foreigner trying to survive under the name of being in a relationship (Skvirsky, 96). A couple of days later, the audience is shown Ali’s reconciliation with society. However, the case comes true because Emma is accepted back to the same community which depicted acts of rejection a while. The instance entails analyses racial profiling and represents it through real context with a tamed attitude. Ali’s scenario differs with Nicola’s In the Skin of a Lion, for it shows manipulation under racial profiling.

In the Skin of a Lion, one can interpret the analysis of adaptation in an environment. Nicolas Temelcoff, a Macedonian immigrant, is juxtaposed between staying relevant unto oneself at a real state of adapting what faces the individual with the aim of surviving or achieving a given target (Ondaatje, 23). For instance, after rescuing a nun off the bridge, one encounters a series of attachment episodes, based on the feedback created. Integrating a different society is a hard task since one sacrifices a lot, some close to dignity. However, the nature brought by the problematic aspect is preferably a positive one, in that good anxiety will be generated.

Nicolas’s immigration instances are ascertained by the ability to adapt, preferably based on judgment or manipulation. The character encounter’s societal problem, in the sense that Nicolas sacrifices situations that enable the character to stay true to oneself, to win a woman’s heart. In Ali’s style, the societal problems were created based on circumstances and exploitation. However, Nicolas’s character carried an intriguing attitude in the literal context, so that the audience can analyze the common social factors, such as communication and response to reactions.

Question 5; Rage of emotions

Emotional range varies from time to time within human beings. Confrontations happen daily, with the aim of agreeing. Frequently, human beings are curbed with scenarios which prevent one from controlling it, and instead depicting the nature of animal instincts. What drives an individual towards the road and path of confrontation is so that one upholds oneself purpose and priorities. The values are what build the human character.

In Ali’s character, the audience can depict confrontation in numerous scenes. For instance, when Ali was confronted by Emma based on the way he should use while greeting Emma’s guest was abysmal. The derivative approach of interpreting one’s emotion and responding with empathy lacked in the literal context. Analyzing the actual factors for such response depicts a societal perception. Ali encountered racialization due to society’s nature. Munich’s population explains the concept. The audience can conclude that the city has stereotype characters, in that the German culture entails uptightness. The case means that trusting foreigners becomes a challenging task.

The concept of race and class might contribute or influence emotional range. Margaret argues that race, class, and gender still exists because they act as the core principles of the elements that build a society, serving as foundations of the structures that create power and inequality (Andersen, 1). The human beings themselves produce the existence of power structure; a concept was showing dominance motives amongst others. The fabric is mostly seen as a system that is built to control and mobilize people for political gains. The scenario ends up entangling individuals into this ‘trap.’ Human beings’ motives are demystified by race, class, and gender, in that one smoothly plays along the anthology of the power structure and manage to control people.

Racial profiling and class structure have been a case that subjects indigenous people from diverse background. For instance, the poststructuralism concept is considered to have contributed to creating race and class. The reason was that of the interrelations generated by colonialism together with postcolonialism, and political sections. Individuals were subdivided according to their racial background during this era. The charade treatment is what later turned out to be a long-term effect imposed on society. There was an existence of a complex, cultural relations conjuncture in most times. As shown in Nicholas character, the individual sacrificed purpose and betrayed the concept of upholding principles (Ondaatje, 15). Nicholas refused socializing with the community around. If such societal factors failed to exist, then the individual has remarkable advantages of enhancing one self’s emotional intelligence. The character experiences the city life in Canada, ending up getting offended every time a societal problem occurs to oneself.

Society has to exist with multicultural concepts, portraying diversity and differences amongst the humankind. However, the elements result in racial biases, in conjunction with class structures and gender inequality. Such idealisms are generated due to the construction of power and dominance over another individual, with the sense of getting recognition. The matrix of domination depicts a caricature, that is entailed in an individual, in such a way that the multicultural existence of diversity drives one and getting recognition in a competitive society. Difference entails similar thinking and approach (Andersen, 7). When an individual, such as Ali’s and Nichola’s situations, are present with a new experience that is not similar to their own, one begins to compare and contrast with the sense that he creates ideologies towards the situation. The critical review of why race, class, and gender still matter focuses on formalizing an idea of understanding the matrix of dominance, whereby they state that diversity amongst the major societies in the globe, has been a significant influence of the existence of race and class.

Question 6

In terms of historical references in real contexts, one can interpret that the concept influences the author’s message and delivery. Reviewing the past moments to ascertain positive feedback from the audiences, shows charisma. In as much as one faces a specific societal change, one’s build perception is based on the nature of post-structuralism in the current culture. Ali’ encounters racialization on numerous occasions. However, the author’s derivative approach is based on the historical element curbing the represented society as a whole. For instance, Germans entail a rough and dark history.  Channeling the context with the huge historical aspect enables literal representation to be of an enlightened structure. Most scenes emphasizing racial profiling such as a reference to the word ‘negro’ in Ali’s character is borrowed from German’s history of having discrimination towards other societies (Skvirsky, 120).

In the scene ‘Supermarket in California,’ the same concept is depicted. Much of Caravaggio’s scene proposes the idea of history having future impact in an individual’s life (Ondaatje, 30). The case of having recurrent instances or moments based on the past incidences shows the societal nature, and the circumstances in creates with the aim of creating integration.



Works Cited

Andersen, Margaret, and Patricia Hill Collins. Race, class, & gender: An anthology. Nelson Education, 2015.

Allows, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, and Far from Heaven.” Cinema Journal (2008): 90-121.Ondaatje, Michael. In the Skin of a Lion. Picador, 2017.

Skvirsky, Salomé Aguilera. “The price of heaven: remaking politics in All that Heaven