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To The Person Sitting In the Darkness

Summary: Essay discusses a passage written by Samuel Clemens as he expresses his dislike for imposing one culture upon another.
The straightforward and condescending tones in Clemens' passage reflect his desire to not impose Western culture upon others by any means, but specifically colonization. Through this passage he exemplifies his distaste for the colonization of other areas by Western nations.

Clemens' diction reinforces his dislike of the infiltration of other countries. By Westerners acting as "constant menace[s]" by forcing a "brand is strictly for Export" on those who sit in darkness for the sake of "an outside cover, gay and pretty and attractive" to bring them into our cause. By acting as such those parties involved are degrading the cause and inflicting unnecessary damage into already open wounds. It also is a depiction of reality that many people may not be capable or willing to see. Those involved are in need of "sober[ing] up" and taking an objective vantage point to...

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