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Title: Cultural Admixture and Hybrid Identity in Edrich‟s Four Souls
Authors: Bartaula, Apshara
Keywords: English literature;English Novel;Cultural Problem
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Tribhuvan University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Central Department of English Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Abstract: Four Souls by Louise Erdrich is a genuine dramatization of the cultural admixture and the consequences of hybrid identity. It depicts the colonial effects on Chippewa community showing the aftermaths of colonial era. The central story revolves around the women who takes the name of her mother ‘Four Souls’ and committed to take revenge to a foreigner tycoon who forcefully snatches her lost property. But her revenge turns into marriage with` the same personality. There is the admixture of two cultures and comes the problem of identity crisis. The children by the coupe face the problem of identity crisis. There is the depiction of how negative the postcolonial effects become if it is deeply rooted in certain native community. The Native Americans in Chippewa community face the problem of cultural admixture which brings about hybrid identity placing it in crisis. Through the representation of this community, the text has depicted the picture of a community fully affected by colonialism. This project has applied the post-colonial methodology established by Edward Said and Homi K. Bhaba.
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