Emergence of the colonizer and the colonized in three texts: William Shakespeare's the tempest , Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: or, the royal slave and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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Colonization is a practice of power and domination, which defines the subjugation of one people to another. It gives rise two inseparable groups of people- the colonizer and the colonized. Postcolonial critics Edward Said have defined these two groups by portraying the images of 'self' and 'other'. On the other hand, Homi Bhabha tries to define the psychological process of the colonizer and the colonized by reflecting both groups in the 'mirror-image'. In my paper, I have read three texts- William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: or,the Royal Slave and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe in the light of both Edward Said's concept of 'self and other' and Homi Bhabha's 'mirror image' in the short essay "Remembering Fanon: Self, Psyche and the Colonial Condition".