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ID number:596265
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Published: 01.12.2016.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used
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Relationships between people
American girl, Evie Burns: ‘From now on, there’s a new big chief around here. Okay, Indians? Any arguments?’ (p.183);
‘You Indians c’n thank your stars you got me around,’ Evie declared, ‘or you’d just’ve got eaten by these cats!’;
Indians were considered to be savages by her father (p.225);

Relationships between people
Emil Zagallo (teacher) called Indian children ‘jungle-Indians’, ‘bead-lovers’, ‘sons of baboons’ or ‘savages’, e.g. ‘You see heem, you savages? Thees man eez civilization! You show heem respect: he’s got a sword!’ (p.230).

Influence of colonization (1)
The wish to be similar to Western people:
‘I should say, in all honesty, that although he pretended to be worried by his transformation into a white man, and went to see doctors and so forth, he was secretly rather pleased when they failed to explain the problem or prescribe a cure, because he had long envied Europeans their pigmentation’ (p.178) – Ahmed Sinai;

Influence of colonization (2)
‘It seems that gargantuan (even heroic) efforts involved in taking over from the British and becoming masters of their own destinies had drained the colour from their cheeks …. The businessmen of India were turning white’;
Widespread use of non-Indian
products (e.g. Cola);
Sunbathing.

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