the dragon cant dance

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The Dragon Canít Dance Often when one comes to the realization of delusion in the understanding of an event, anger at defeat kicks in. In this particular passage from The Dragon Canít Dance, Lovelace manages to provoke in his readers a sense of loss concerning oneís roots and customs. The excerpt is extracted from a fictional novel, which deals with the slaves that came through the middle passage from Africa as chattels. …

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…affect Aldrick so deeply is what seems to be of greater significance. The concept of one being dispossessed of the beliefs that have constituted his ancestral history has the master effect on readers. The images and illusions Lovelace uses support and enhance this concept, and through his literary devices he is able to provoke pathos in the readers thereby intensifying the disappointment and loss of faith in onesí self in the end of the excerpt.