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i)Comedy of manners
The play can also be seen as a comedy of manners, in which, in a polite society setting, the comedy arises from the gap between the characters’ attempts to preserve standards of polite behaviour, that contrasts to their true behaviour.
It is also seen by some critics as a romantic comedy, which depicts how seriously young people take love, and how foolishly it makes them behave, (similar to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream); inShe Stoops to Conquer, Kate’s stooping and Marlow’s nervousness are good examples of romantic comedy.
Alternatively, it can be seen as a satire, where characters are presented as either ludicrous or eccentric. Such a comedy might leave the impression that the characters are either too foolish or corrupt to ever reform, hence Mrs. Hardcastle.
the first part tells the story of a child who wakes up in a happy mood but gets swollen wen asked to go school. The fear of school rules and convention hindering his personal desires and individual preferences takes away his interest in school activities.the snag is that he is neither having his heart desires nor doing what his parents or teachers or the society expects of him. In the last part,the poem explains why a child barred by certain rules cannot perform we using identifiable natural objects like caged birds and stripped tender plants. Bondage conventions and rules can indeed impair a child’s growth.
Maligu’s contribution to the development of the plot is very relevant.Maligu is the chief advisor to the king of the village and a wise man that is very verse in the human nature.It is this,he uses to buy Soko,the chief priest and even the king into his evil plan as suggested by the whitehead-the stranger.He makes the entire village believe that the stranger is to be accepted in order to better their lives.Whereas he is doing this against the interst of the people of the village.It is this eventually lead to the continous evil mechination by the whitehead since his idea is openly accepted and aided by evil agents.Even when his actions are resisted by the king’s son and the chief warrior of the village.He goes on the discredit him before his father,leading to his banishment from the village.Infact,he is so grate that he succeed most of the principal characters.He is so determined in his evil machination that he is never deterred in any way and knows how best to influence any hard minded soul to his side no matter how devilish the plan is.In sequence,he starts with the purpurted letter written from the town,to Soko’s support and the king’s/villagers acceptance
Aloho is the main character in the play. She is a young and naïve university female graduate desperately searching for a job. In her desperation, she ignorantly becomes part of a criminal network involved in drug trafficking in spite of her friend’s constant warning to keep away from notorious Ochuole. Aloho is arrested and detained for drug trafficking. Upon her release, she suddenly realizes that she is pregnant for Chief Haladu-Amaka and eventually dies during child-birth.
Ochuole is Aloho’s classmate in the University. She is portrayed as notorious and wayward. Ochuole works as Chief Administrative Officer at the Ministry of External Relations. She aids Chief’s sexually immoral lifestyle by providing him with ladies. She lures Aloho into drug trafficking in the guise of helping her to secure a job with the Ministry of External Relations.
“vanity” portrays the folly of the living
who in spite of having been bequeathed with many legacies have arrogantly and ignorantly failed to honour their dead ancestors. He laments as follows: “They have left on the earth their cries. In the air, on the water,where they have traced their signs for us, blind, deaf and unworthy sons, who see nothing of what they have made in the air, in the water where they have traced their signs”. In the poet’s view, much of the problems bedeviling the African society stem from our disregard for African tradition and over- dependence on the Western culture. He laments further: “If we cry roughly of our torments ever increasing from the start of things”. Birago Diop argues that the solution to Africa’s many problems lie within us. He further expresses the African belief that dead ancestors have the ability to punish erring individuals and warns that if they are not respected or honoured, they would also not help the living in time of trouble- “And since we did not understand our dead, since we have never listened to their cries, if we weep gently, gently, if we cry roughly of our torments, what heart will listen to our clamourings, what ear to our sobbing hearts.
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Yaremi lost her husband and became a subject of hate,suspicion and abuse.she is a courageous woman.Alone in herf world,Yaremi had to put up with agony of the loss of her beloved husband face the hatred of suspicious neighours and fight the challenges of village conventions and customs that reduced the widowhood to a kind of imprisonment.She also stood gallantly against the decision of the village elders to ostracise her and confiscate her husband’s property for her refusal to remarry as dictated by tradition.She is influential and defiant.She is also hardworking and through this medium she gradually becomes a force to reckon with in Kufi community.She is also a generous woman.Even though she is a widow,Yaremi had enough means to meet her needs and share with those in neded .She is proud and self opinionated.She was hated by most men in Kufi kingdom because he turned their hands down in marriage.She is very neat and hardworking woman.
Kufi is a male dominated society in all ramification. That is why it is filled and influenced by the feministic thought and feelings. This is seen in their position which is believed to be law and customary. They are very domineering because of their African belief. This is also seen in the way three different men compete for yaremi’s hand in marriage.
It is also In the number of farmers that are abound in the village since it is their major occupation
Finally, they are seen everywhere an indication of their number compared to that of the female.It is indeed evident In the polygamy pattern of marriage that is often practiced by most of the men.
identity is developed mostly in the scenes where Bigger prepares to face his death in the electric chair. In these final moments, Bigger must struggle to “come to terms” with what he has done and what he has become. In this regard, Bigger’s identity crisis is more of a struggle to separate his own impressions from the projections of the racist society around him. Even as Bigger must accept responsibility for his crimes, he faces the complex task of asserting his own worth even as he can’t ignore his crime. When Bigger is involved in the process of asserting his own worth, he finds that he is in a trap because he has been unable to act upon all of the dreams that he has. Bigger wants to define himself as an aviator or even as the leader of his gang, but these are all ultimately false. One important thing to note is that Wright’s treatment of the identity theme resembles the philosophies expounded in several existentialist works. In particular, the prison scenes toward the end of the novel are intended to hearken back to the works of Wright’s favorite writer, Dostoevsky. Particularly after his rejection of established religion, Bigger has the existentialist burden of searching for meaning in life without the traditional support systems offered by the church or other social structures. By the end of Native Son, it seems that Bigger is one man who is doomed to fight against the machinery of a hostile world.
Mary Dalton, the only daughter of a wealthy capitalist in Chicago, rebels the only way she knows how: she starts dating a Communist.(We could have suggested throwing wet towels on the carpet and refusing to pick them up, but that’s just us. Her attempts to break free from her family’s wealth lead her to do numerous crazy things. She wants to transcend her privileged status, but she doesn’t realize justhowprivileged she is. Like her boyfriend Jan, she’s clueless that her attempts to befriend Bigger make him feel ashamed and afraid. She’s also unaware just quite how belittling she’s being: When Mary gets drunk, she has no idea that she is putting Bigger into a situation where he simply can’t win. There can be no good outcome for him by taking her upstairs to her bedroom when she is drunk. Her inability to see beyond her own immediate desire to befriend Bigger suggests that, ultimately, she may be too self-focused to see outside of herself. She wants to save the world, but knows far too little about it.