Scholarship of Discovery
This piece explores the motif of vision that is used repeatedly throughout J.M. Coetzee's novel Waiting for the Barbarians. Hegel's master-slave dialectic theory can help readers understand the power struggles that are found throughout the novel, as demonstrated through the motif of vision and blindness.
Klaassen, Elisa, "Finding Freedom From Blindness" (2017). Student Scholarship – English. 3.
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Dr. Rebecca Belcher-Rankin advised this project. It was submitted and accepted at Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society's 2018 conference, which focused specifically on the idea of freedom.