Victims of The Empire: An Analysis on Coetzee's Waiting For The Barbarians
The aim of this article is to unravel further what the book Waiting for the Barbarians written by J. M. Coetzee (1982) is saying about the human psyche and how the novel criticizes imperialism. By locating its concern on the issues of morality and violence and exploring the limits of human cruelty this paper argues that Waiting for the Barbarians challenges humanity and imperialism in several ways. Presenting a psychoanalytic discussion of Waiting for the Barbarians this study focuses on the impact of fear on the human psyche and imperialism's self-destructive power. How far fear and anxiety can go? How far members of society can follow a blind power? These are the main concerns of this essay that tries to interpret the allegories created in relation to the tensions raised by Coetzee.
Keywords- Coetzee, Imperialism, Other, Torture