Portrayal of Habituation in Ishmael Reed‘s Mumbo Jumbo

Portrayal of Habituation in Ishmael Reed‘s Mumbo Jumbo


Swathi.C "Portrayal of Habituation in Ishmael Reed‘s Mumbo Jumbo" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | ICART-17 , August 2017, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD10885.pdf

This research investigates the preferences of Habituation in the major and the minor characters of the fiction Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Scott Reed. The characters who prefer to change their mindset, overcome the struggle in the limited time period. This research also examines the characters who could not adapt to the surrounding in which they exist; such character generally gets in to a doomed fate. The author stresses on the impact of the characters in his fiction, through their mindset to prioritize their needs, based on that they decide to habituate certain happenings in their surroundings. It will help each individual to change even the most negative vibration around them in to an optimistic one. The Psychic plague or the disorder which is discussed in this fiction, formulates both positive and negative paradigm on its host. The author has introduced a unique style by inventing and spreading this typical disease in his work. New Orleans, Harlem and Haiti are the places which plays the major role throughout the fiction. On the whole the author portrays the culture of Africa, through this epidemic, in the American land, which itself proves the title of this article Habituation.

Epidemic, Jes Grew, Plague, Talking android, Habituation, Pacification, Loa.

Special Issue | ICART-17 , August 2017


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