I know a lot of students wish they weren’t required to take grade 12 University English just to be considered for admission to university, but let’s be real here – we all need it.
The question that drives Koenig to delve into this investigation for herself is this: is Adnan guilty or innocent? After listening to the first and last episodes, as well as doing a little bit of research into sites about Serial, I have come to my own conclusive opinion about Adnan. I think that he is neither innocent nor guilty. Allow me to explain.
Serial is a podcast that was started by Sarah Koenig when she became intrigued about the murder of a young girl named Hae. Hae's ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison, but there are many who believe he is innocent. There’s no telling how far Koenig will have to go, what limits she will push, and whether or not Adnan is really guilty.
From a post-colonial point of view, Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes is chalk full of oppression, domination, and hegemony. Negroes are constantly oppressed and if they ever endeavour to forget, they are swiftly reminded that, according to the whites, their lives are not their own.
Within The Book of Negroes can be found many archetypes. If you were to read this book from an archetypal point of view, I doubt you would find it difficult to find characters related to certain archetypes.
I want you all to know that The Book of Negros is a very well-written book. It is fast-paced and certainly full of drama and action, so don't get the wrong impression from the rest of this post - it really is a good book, but it is not for the faint of heart (or the weak of stomach...).