Tag Archives: Power Politics

Vicious Attributes, Enegmatic Atmosphere and the Notion of Usurping the Power and Higher Authority Represents As Striking Themes in the Play Macbeth by William Shakepeare (Published)

Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been written to show the evil nature of human being. How a person with good nature suddenly can turn into a wicked one, and that is usually happens because of extreme greed for power and higher position in his milieu. In  this play, Shakespeare has exhibited the ambitious mind of Macbeth and lady Macbeth which has been forced them to commit the most vicious deeds towards the king Duncan. Shakespeare in this  play didn’t only portray the vicious nature of a man who got success in his villainous intentions but also showed that the natural order of things can regain its original shape. In this way my paper will eventually elucidate about Shakespeare’s notion of depicting the transformation of a good person into a wicked one. Macbeth and lady Macbeth were two significant characters in this play who has been played the role of evil minded souls.

Keywords: Castle at Inverness, Duncan, Evil attributes, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Power Politics, Witches

Examining The Potential for Violence in Zimbabwe’s Politics in the Post 2014 Zanu Pf Congress Era (Published)

The article examines the period after the ZANU PF congress that was held in 2014 in Harare. The researchers contend that this congress was unprecedented in ZANU PF as it saw the sacking of the party’s vice president and her perceived allies. The congress also saw a change in the constitution that gave appointing powers to the president to choose his assistants as vice presidents. The researchers attempted a discourse analysis of media discourses reporting on and after the congress to gauge whether there is a possibility of violence in Zimbabwe’s politics after this unprecedented congress and in the run-up to elections in 2018. Comparisons are made between conditions in the country today and those associated with violence in the past. The study concludes tentatively noting that the possibility of violence is likely, given the prevailing conditions especially in ZANU PF; the potential for violence is however not outright certain as the violence has not yet taken place except for a few uncoordinated flashpoints. It remains to be seen if the conditions will remain like this as there is still a lot of time before the elections of 2018.

Keywords: Party-Factionalism., Political violence, Power Politics

Kamila Shamsie’s Novel “Burnt Shadows”: A Discourse of Traumatic Displacement (Published)

Kamila Shamsie, a Pakistani English fiction writer in her epic novel, Burnt Shadows (2009), covers more than half a century, from fatal day of atomic bombing on 9th August 1945 at Nagasaki in World War II to the 9/11/ 2001 attack on World Trade Centre and the post-9/11 world. This study explores the traumatic displacement of innocent humans because of the major historical events caused by the world power politics. A Series of traumatic displacement is presented through the stories of two families which consist of individuals of various nationalities and a number of cross-cultural relationships. Norman Fairclough’s (1995) interpretative framework of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has been used to uncover the traumatic impacts of the misuse of power which according to Van Dijk(1990) is the most prominent theme of CDA. Postcolonial context of the writer and the text and inherent ideology and power relations embedded in the text have been explored. The outcome of this academic discussion provides a tapestry of emotional, psychological and social challenges caused by traumatic displacement and the enormity of damage it causes in the life of the poor victims.

Keywords: Displacement, Postcolonialism, Power Politics, Trauma