Colonial man’s experience in V.S. Naipaul’s: The Mimic Men
Dr. VM Saranya
In Naipaul’s The Mimic Men, Ralph Singh has showed different aspects that reflects his nature of a “prototypical colonial character” who is quite commonly estranged with the biased and pluralistic society he has inhaled most of his breaths in it. For Ralph, identity is a core issue that is depicted by his mimicry of European or Western views on different aspects of life. Also, Ralph’s self-identification is in strong conflict with that of the Western world. The theme acquires universality and observes and presents the fragmentation and alienation happen to be the universal location of man in the present day world.