Trope of Empire


The aim of the paper is to analyze the representations of the aboriginal people during the post-colonial narrative with the stories that recall the colonial period. The Concept of the post-colonial narrative, with stories that recall a colonial encounter between a Western power and indigenous people, was referred to as the culmination of a process which began in 1876 – the Japan-Korea Treaty. The Rhetoric of Empire is all about what happened during the time of imperialism and the impact on the indigenous people. Aboriginal past and the cultural heritage are empathized with the great diversity of the characters in these groups of people and show different histories. This part of the story deals with the concept of post-colonialism. Various stereotypes of the indigenous inhabitants of Korea, Japan, and the Philippines and their complicated situations are discussed. Most of the important features distinguish the Western and the indigenous people in the attempt of the Europeans to reeducate aboriginal people by sending them to the special settlement or to white families and thus stealing the children from their families.


Debasement (Nature of Projection)

The nature of the projection accounts for the peculiar; in the side of discourse by the non-Western world stands for the sexual debasement and death as well as the sexual adventure. During the trope of Korea, the representation of the nature of projection may be traced from the destruction of the barriers to the transgression of human borders common to the eroticism and the colonization. The image of sexuality was compared to African sexuality in 1984 in the article of New Yorker on the Ivory Coast. The citation of this article was about prostitution, which was a kind of sport among the female students in Abidjan. There was a contribution to the government in return for gifts and money.

Trope in Korea

The kind of behavior was acceptable during the time of the Rhetoric of Empire because the Africans believed in independence in the relationship. They had a weakness of knowing more about the sexual fidelity. The argument is based on the value of the human but not on the effect of the impression in the interpretation of history. The nature of eroticism describes the Western principle of individualism and the subject of consciousness of one’s self, which finds the most strong-willed opponent in barrier destroying.

Appropriation is in part if inheriting the Earth, where Spur gathers information from the Western colonies’ action and claims about the duty of exploiting nature’s materials and resources that are hidden in the colonies. During this time, human solidarity became a moral quality due to European tropics as a result of material and wealth. In the Rhetoric of Empire, Spur analyses the colonial concept from the era of Colonialism up to today. He analyses the rhetorical feature of that disclosure by studying the way in which the work is handled. The main focus is on the nonfiction writing and on the journalism in particular. The concept is about the Western colonial era, where Spur constructs a coherent representation out of their strange and incomprehensible realities confronted in the non-Western world.

There is a reality of the colonial people in mapping out the various tropes in the nineteenth and twentieth century. In the analysis of this chapter of the book “Under Western Eyes”, Spur identifies the act of the landscape and the interiors and bodies as the first report of what happened during the third-world culture. In chapter two of the book, which has the title  “Appropriation: Inheriting the Earth”, Spur gathers the information in the Western cultures and justifies the colonial actions in a way that speaks for itself and the duty to exploit nature’s material resources from the colonies. The Rhetoric of Empire offers a rich source of interpretations from a wide range of publications. The analysis of the colonial era outlines a helpful survey of the constructions of the reasons for the colonial feature in specific ways.

Imperialism or Colonialism

One of the dangers of the post-colonial studies is that they will enact a form of the opposite over the territory that the imperial project initially made no claim. In this case, the concern is based on the fact that there seems to be nothing essentially new that has happened to the post-colonial theoretical project. The sense has been brought in to practice about the refashioning of the imperial process that brought it to be. This means that one should not go back to the past. The post-colonial theory is not to be found in the process of Ashcroft but is in the post-colonialism, which is better convinced of the multiplicity of the emerging identities. The Rhetoric of Empire presents the image about imperialism and colonialism; the anti-Japan protestors burn the Japanese Rising Sun flag and placard during the rally, criticizing the Japanese government’s recent claim about the disputed Dokdo in southern Korea and Takeshima in Japan. The collaborators of the imperial Japanese army were prosecuted in the post-war period as “chilipa”, meaning “the friendly” to Japanese.

According to the analysis of the imperial period, the view of the described empire is inflected by the colonial and its constituent elements of racism. The analysis of the concept tends to imply that the colonial imperial forces drew far from them, having continuously changed the culture over the years; this they did on a physical level as well as the intellectual. According to the analysis from the imperial history, the essence of the problem of an empire describing is that each step involves the recognition of the changing of the binary empire during the post-colonial period. The Rhetoric of Empire offers a rich source of the explanations about the post-colonial period.

Imperialism in the Philippines

Colonial history

The term imperialism should not be confused with colonialism. During the pre-Columbian era and colonial period in the Philippines, the Americans also had large empires. Imperialism has been a subject of moral censure by the critics, and the term is frequently used in international propaganda as a pejorative for the aggressive foreign policy. Before the Philippines were annexed, there were some debates over the new markets and the fields of investment, an expansion into their area. They did not want to lose the islands to Japan or German. The Americans against imperialism created the league of anti-imperialism. A year later, the Philippines were caught up in war, which resulted in labor, business and administration of the United States condemning the American occupation in the Philippines. The colonial history when the USA occupied the Philippines was marked by a brutal and prolonged war. Though small and badly-equipped, the Filipino army fought the war with the support of the Islanders. The US captured many Philippine towns, having a large number of 63,000 U.S soldiers fighting in the war.

According to the justification aspect of imperialism, the imperial powers acted rationally. Technology and economy in many cases became greatly developed at the hand of imperialism. This is evidenced through the building of roads and implementation of the new technologies and innovations. The principles of imperialism are often connected to the policies and strategies of British imperialism of the last generation are defined by the assessment and analysis rather than by its historical explanation. Against their will, the indigenous people were often relocated on to the reserves. The actions undertaken were explained away by a dogma, prevalent among British officials, that the native people were not being used in an efficient and effective way.

 Japanese News

This News explains that two persons were competing for the highest numbers of people they killed with the Japanese sword. One said he killed 106, and another one said he killed 105. This competition goes to an extra-inning game. The collaborators of the imperial Japanese army were prosecuted in the post-war period. In 2010, the commission concluded its five-volume report about the colonial period, which laid the foundation for the future growth of several aspects.

The magazines and newspapers supported the war from the beginning as it helped raise the spirits of patriotism. The magazines were told to cause war as a result of the enemy’s egoistic desires to rule the world. The debasements of Western and modern corruption were both came as a result of the fear of losing and were not acceptable in the area. The news reports were required to be the official state announcements and entertainment programs, which were addressed to the wartime conditions. In the newspaper stories, travel posters and advertisements there were many principles which did not lie buried under the prevailing ground of a literary aesthetic argument.


It was surely an act of the resistance in citing the writer’s analysis and concept, as those people who were from the boundaries of Europe did not like to identify a geographical cause of their ideas. The aim was to get involved in the radical reflection of language and the characteristics of the time taken. It was surely an act of resistance. The language of the post-modern theory, which invoked the questions of addressing the cultural difference in the post-colonial world, was most vigorously debated by the Western people, or Western-educated critics, about the new living of the people. This picture explains anti-protestant Koreans. One of the mainstream dogmas and tactics is that the Victorian regions’ strategy was to accuse every religion by endangering the nuclear family.

The anti-Japan protestors scuffle with the police officers during the rally, criticizing the Japanese government. The critical analysis shows that the Koreans were demanding an official apology and compensation for the Southern-Korean Wartime. According to Berber, the criticism proposes the view of the literature which was based on the area of the language understanding and the oral literature. Generally, Berber’s view was based on the area of entrainment in culture and power of the ideology which was executed through pushing the human participants into the margins. In view of the literature, the criticism of Spur could not recognize them in this essay. Despite the historical differences between the British during the post-colonial period and the American colonialism, their Rhetoric of Empire movement had something in common. It identifies the features, images, figures of speech and also the characteristics of lines of speech.


One of the dangers of the post-colonial studies is that it will enact a form of the reversal, over the territory that the imperial project initially made no claim. The sense has been brought in to practice about the refashion of the imperial process that brought it into being. This means that one should not go back to the past.