International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 9, Part C (2020)
A psychological and political analysis of john Maxwell Coetzee’s Novel Disgrace
Naseer Ahmad Sheikh
Indeed John Maxwell has earned the international excellence in the domain of post-colonialism. J. M. Coetzee is concerned with important moral issues including disappointment of the post-apartheid and race relations in his native land. In Disgrace, Coetzee involves us in the struggle of a discredited university professor. Lurie’s disgrace metonymies disheartening insight and disappointment of the post-apartheid era of South Africa. Comparatively, from ethical perspective, Lurie as a seducer is responsible for his disgrace, as on virtual grounds he is rapist and he deserves the heavy spells of disgrace. The psychological justification exists but too weak as it is based on sexual hunts. Consequently, the equilibrium between psychological and ethical grounds is more skewed towards ethics. Indeed Lurie may have dire need to gratify sexual gratification, but he should gratify it on legitimate grounds However, the political aspects signify the heavy domination of pot-apartheid system, which facilitates all the rape happing in the novel. Besides, as the title implies, this postcolonial fiction deals with the racial revenge on the whites which seems to emerge as a neo-racism by the blacks from the political, ethical and psychological point of view.
How to cite this article:
Naseer Ahmad Sheikh. A psychological and political analysis of john Maxwell Coetzee’s Novel Disgrace. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(9):174-177.