Orientalism | Critical Essay by Eric Meyer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 61 pages of analysis & critique of Orientalism.
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Critical Essay by Eric Meyer

SOURCE: “‘I Know Thee Not, I Loathe Thy Race’: Romantic Orientalism in the Eye of the Other,” in ELH, Vol. 58, No. 3, Autumn, 1991, pp. 657-99.

In the following essay, Meyer discusses how the recurring theme of overpowered Eastern women in Romantic Orientalist texts reflects cultural, political, and ideological struggles between East and West in the nineteenth century.

I must go to the Orient: all great glory comes from there. 

—Napoleon

Is it some yet imperial hope That with such change can calmly cope?           Or dread of death alone? To die a prince—or live a slave— Thy choice is most ignobly brave! 

—Byron, “Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte”...

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