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Comparing Freedom at Midnight and also Clear Light of Day 'The road to hell is paved with good goals' - Samuel Johnson (quoted from a proverb).) The numerous sorts of oppression, over race, class, or sex, all function with a uniform principle: an idea in their own superiority over the other. As women have endured under the oppression of men from patriarchal systems, a quarter of the planet, the natives of India, the aborigines of Australia, the Canadians and Africans, suffered the iron hands of British rule for centuries. Using the novels, Freedom at Midnight by Dorninique Lapierre and Larry Collins, along with Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai, I explore the connection between the British colonizers and the Indian people, and the connection between Bakul, an Indian diplomat, and Tara, his innocent spouse. The connections between the two countries and also the married couple represent a mother/child relationship by incorporating the concept of co-dependency. In Freedom in Midnight Great Britain plays the role of a matemal parent that 'intends' to rescue India, while India appears to become a rambunctious child, having to be clubbed. Inside Desai's book, Clear Light of Day, Bakul is a self-serving parent who sees hope at reforming Tara and 'intends' to save her from her primitive planet in Old Delhi. While both Britain and Bakul start with good intentions, the consequence of their efforts, notably Britain's, proves to be harmful to India and Tara, respectively. In Freedom in Midnight, the British, through the East India Company, originally claim India for the economic goal to enrich the mother country, Great Britain. Together with the intent to improve trade with India, the East India Compan...

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