Edward Said States Essay

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States Edward: Said

“States,” by Edward Said is an essay written by a Palestinian man with first-hand accounts of daily life in that region of the Middle-East. Said was renowned in the literary community as one of the most “distinguished literary critics and scholars...” Born in Jerusalem in 1935, Said, at the age of twelve, fled with his family to Cairo during the establishment of Israel as a Jewish state. In his essay, Said begins to discuss the state of the Palestinian people. The content of his essay is an explanation and an informative look on the Palestinian people, as well their situation and their identity. In our English Composition class, we have been challenged to look past the aesthetics of “States” and look not at just…show more content…

They do not have luxuries, they do not take anything for granted. Said is interesting in the decision of the placement of these two images. Looking further into the second picture with a western perspective, the pathos is still evident, but it is “hidden” in a sense. For example, if someone were wondering down the streets of Manhattan with a camera, most people (with some exceptions, obviously) would shy away from even asking for their picture being taken and, for the most part, expect to have the picture afterward if there were any request. After seeing the image,the reader feels sympathy whether they mean to or not. Whether or not the happiness is a facade or plain ignorance, there is a subconscious level of sympathy that readers find themselves experiencing. Ignorance is something I believe Said plays off of well. Said knows that most people of the world are, in fact, ignorant of what the Palestinians are experiencing. He sees ignorance as a representation of helplessness, moreso than he sees it as a form of prejudice.

Another perfect example of the image of being pathetic that Said gives the people of Palestine is the quote on page 587 used in our prompt. Said uses expressions and strong figurative language such as metaphors to show just how broken of a people the Palestinians are. The sentence on page 587, “Instead, the past, like the present, offers only occurrences and coincidences.” is a strong way of

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