2 part) Write 2 essays will get essay questions in class
what does he learn from his experience?
Magistrate begins in a position of power, in that position, he is complicit, he is the
law of a state or what he class the empire
Is caste into a state of seclusion, becomes other to his own culture
he begins in a position of power and ends in a position of power
It seems that he learns nothing, begins in a position of blindness and ends in a
position of blindness
How can you be blind while seeing the precise truth of things?
Must find a means of speaking otherwise of these allegories
Into the dark chamber is where Coetzee argues that the a man is openly complicit
with the ideas of the state
Novel suggest that it is impossible to escape what you learn
How do you learn to think otherwise?
“how not to play the game by the rules of the state, how to establish one’s own
authority, how to imagine death and torture on ones own terms”
Novel about blindness ethical blindness. Theme is outlined in first paragraph
Something about not giving people your vision, and your eyes woven into some
idea of power by hiding your gaze
Colonel joel wears sunglasses symbolic protect? Allowing himself not to be
seeing or being seen. a removal of personality, withholding himself from the
Magistrate is colonel Joel’s double magistrate engages in practices that could be