This present dissertation deals with the post-colonial reading of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold” and the Boys and aims to expose the ways the white supremacy is being instilled within and stipulated by the colored people. It raises two central questions: how has colonization in post-modern world modernized itself on one hand on the other, it investigates how neo-colonial forms are the new-roots of old colonial phenomenon. This research aims at exploring neo-colonial strategies and tools employed by colonist, especially discourse formulations, to instill desired ideologies in the colonized subjects. Moreover, it also unveils and calls into question the intact façade of White supremacy, bringing into limelight cultural segregation on racial grounds. Given that this research paper unearths the mechanisms of lingual and social identities within the backdrop of colonial aftermath and its vicious hazards. Many critics argue that new social vices, either racial segregation or confined liberty, are the extensions of colonization. In the similar way, the black characters-Sam and Willie-unveil the ways white supremacist has plagued the black’s community; racial discrimination, social marginalization and slavery are still common practices in the modernized and embellished forms. This paper will explore these social exigencies and their affects in cross-cultural misunderstandings in Fugard’s “Master Harold” and the Boys.
Discourse, Racism, Colonial Strategies, Cultural Misappropriation and Ideological Suppression
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