The European Enforcement of Their Terminology on the Caribbean Persons in Merle Hodge's Novel Crick Crack Monkey
When the Caribbean was "uncovered" by Columbus in 1492 the Europeans quickly invaded the region. With the invasion emerged their life-style. The Europeans gradually killed off the natives of the Caribbean and therefore needed to import fresh labor. With that arrived the African American and the African American lifestyle. The Europeans could have nothing to do with the Africans life-style and language. "Europeans insisted that the language ought to be just that of European" (Brathwaite 627). Despite the fact that the blacks had been forbidden to speak and express their means of life, both cultures (African American and European) slowly started out to merge. "The African's language was influencing how the Europeans spoke their individual language" (Brathwaite 628). Edward Brathwaite addresses the way the educational program in the Caribbean didn't notice these various languages existed. Rather the educational program enforced the European dialect Р’вЂ¦"and the contours of an English heritage" (Brathwaite 628). Novelist Merle Hodge writes in her novel Crick Crack Monkey in regards to a kid in the Caribbean who enrolls into university. Hodge illustrates precisely what Brathwaite's description of the Caribbean college is and the way the Europeans enforced their words and heritage.
Crick Crack Monkey starts with Tantie, the narrator's aunt, choosing her niece to school. When they reach the institution there are crowds of folks protesting to allow them in. The crowds where informed by a guy by the brand of Mr. Thomas that the institution was total. I presume that the institution wasn't full at all, but instead racist towards blacks and wouldn't normally let them enroll. Tantie and also the remaining crowd shifted to the RC (Private Roman Catholic) school,