Friday, May 22, 2015

Mazes by Ursula Le Guin

I really liked Mazes by Ursula Le Guin, and found it interesting because it forces the reader to take the perspective of the dominated. I thought that this could be tied into Kurt Lewin's idea of the "minority problem,' in which he claims that it is typical for everyone to view everything in a top-down perspective and victim blame the oppressed instead of trying to see things from the oppressed point of view. In a lot of ways this piece by Le Guin forces us to rethink the typical and "normal" relationship between humans and animals, in which humans are the dominator and animals as the dominated.

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