The Wretched of the Earth Essay | Violence of Decolonization

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Violence of Decolonization

Summary: Frantz Fanon argues in his book The Wretched of the Earth that decolonization always contains violent tendencies. Drawing from his experience with the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Fanon wrote that the European settlers saw violence as the most effective way to conquer new land, for it minimizes resistance and keeps the natives oppressed; this contributed to a lack of dignity, depression, and suicidal and homicidal tendencies among the natives. Because resisting a colonizing power using only politics will not work, the natives inevitably turned to violence as the most effective way to earn their independence.
Violence of Decolonization

Frantz Fanon argues the decolonization must always be a violent phenomenon because resisting a colonizing power using only politics will not work. Europeans justified colonization by treating it as gods work. They believed that god wanted then to occupy all lands and spread the word of god to savages of darker skin color. Fanon joined the Algerian Nationalist Movement when the Algeria was being colonized be the French. Many examples of violence written of in The Wretched of the Earth were taken from the struggle for independence in Algeria. Also the writing is sympathetic towards colonized natives. Fanon claims decolonization causes violent actions form both settlers and natives and creates intolerant views toward the opposite party.

Violence from Europeans during the colonization is a tactic used to keep the natives oppressed and a resistance minimal. The police officers and soldiers of the settlers used...

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