Study Guide

Postcolonial Theory Analysis

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is the quintessential colonial tale: it's about a guy who works for a...

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre is—drumroll please—the heroine of Jane Eyre. She's an orphan in...

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

As good postcolonialist Shmoopers, we can't mention Jane Eyre without bringing up Jean Rhys'...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is generally seen as Achebe's way of taking back Africa from Joseph...

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Once upon a time India was owned by Britain. Then, on August 15, 1947, it didn't anymore. Saleem...