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The polarity of virility and femininity can be illustrated in the rlshp between the colonizer and



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The polarity of virility and femininity can be illustrated in the rlshp between the colonizer and
colonized, as they’re both based on power and domination.
It’s therefore not a coincidence that colonized lands are described as a “ virgin woman who is
raped by the colonizer who assumes the metaphor of the white man.

in HOD:
Marlowe: “ we penetrated deeper and deeper into the HOD “


penetrate used in sexual connotations.
The white man is penetrating the colonized land as a symbol of domination and
power
-Salma Tedjini

In its drive to possess and control the other ( the East ), the gradual process of Orientalism has helped to create what we call “ the rhetoric of rape “.
Rape fundamentally, is the denial of the victim’s most basic humanity. Though it is generally associated with asexual crime, it’s not unusual to hear the colonial enterprise depiceed in balantly sexual terms, as rapists. ⇐ this is the rhetoric rape that’s given as a label for the invasion or conquest of the
west to the east.
“ The west penetrating the virgin territory of the unspoiled East ”
It has also been emphasized that the white man with his rape of the black woman ( since they feel as though they have total freedom in the colonized lands ), makes the black man feel castrated. ⇒ creates a complex of making him feel he lost his masculinity.

in HOD:
The white man said to Marlowe “ anything can be done in this country, nobody here can
endanger your position, the danger is in Europe ”

Europe is governed with laws and norms that must be respected. The white man
moves to an alien society where he feels free to do many things that are forbidden in
his domestic society.

in HOD:

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