The Discourse of Power and Ethics in a Troubled Society: Coetzee's Disgrace

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Geeta Sharma, Dr. Vijay Kumar


This paper attempts to explain the various elements of troubled society and discourse of power and ethics impact a society. It also explores the fictional works of J.M. Coetzee and how it represents the issues prevalent in the society and how does the main character deal with it. The versatility of Coetzee is also explored in the paper as he addresses issues of war and military in one book and discusses individual and personal problems in other books. This paper also elaborates on the importance of values as it is the only way that can save a troubled society. The identity of a troubled society is when any person of authority uses unethical measures to accomplish selfish goals and fulfill its own motives, the society is said to be troubled and there has been an erosion of ethics.

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