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  • Wole Soyinka: Death And The Kings Horseman - 1,655 words
    Wole Soyinka: Death and the King's Horseman Wole Soyinka: Death and the King's Horseman In his play, Death and the King's Horseman, Wole Soyinka would have us examine every clash and conflict, save for the one involving culture. Certainly this may seem the most obvious part of the play, but we would do the general understanding of Death a disservice if we ignored one of the central conflicts in the play. Every element of the play is placed in terms of two extremes, and the cultures must be considered one of those pairs. Suicide is no exception to this examination; it must be seen in the conflicting lights that Soyinka gives us: British vs. Yoruban, physical vs. metaphysical, personal vs. soc ...
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  • An Analysis Of Chimes Of Slience - 937 words
    An Analysis Of Chimes Of Slience An Analysis of Chimes of Slience Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, and the author of the prose poem Chimes of Silence. In order to describe his experience in solitary confinement Soyinka uses descriptive language involving his vision to better enlighten the reader to his experience. The most dramatic passages in Chimes of Silence describe his limited vision, which expresses to the reader how difficult and horrible of an experience it must have been. Soyinkas efforts to see any sign of life through peepholes in order to have some way of connecting with the outside world, shows just how lonely he really is. The poem opens with Soyinka struggling to see thr ...
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  • Isolation In The Dance And The Railroad And The Strong Breed - 554 words
    Isolation In The Dance And The Railroad And The Strong Breed An overall theme of isolation permeates through both Wole Soyinka's The Strong Breed and David Henry Hwang's The Dance and the Railroad. Every character in these two plays suffers from some form of isolation from the rest of their society. Although Hwang's Lone and Soyinka's Girl are isolated for markedly different reasons and take opposite roads in their character growth, they share many similarities including often mirroring their society and some of their treatment of other characters. In The Dance and the Railroad, Lone has self imposed his isolation from the rest of the railroad workers. He describes them to Ma as "dead men," ...
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  • Postcolonialismtrying To Regain Individuality - 1,677 words
    Post-Colonialism-Trying to Regain Individuality Post-Colonialism-Trying to Regain Individuality Indeed, the stranger has unusual customs. The white man held the paper like a sacred thing. His hands shook, and we mistrusted him... For how many moons will the stranger be among us? (Vera 43) The stranger still lives among the people of Zimbabwe, though the colonial political authority has left. Yet I wonder if the town elder speaking in the above passage from Yvonne Vera's Nehanda would recognize current Zimbabwean authorities as strangers or countrymen. Could he relate to today's government officials and understand the languages which they speak? Would he feel at home in an African country wit ...
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  • Realist Novel - 2,386 words
    ... that is supported by the treatment of Odili and becomes, itself, a major projected contradiction). Chief Nanga is a man who attracts drama irresistibly to him. (p. 51) He also attracts a large measure of Achebe's attention as a figure who activates the fictive debate of values. Both Odili and Nanga are juxtaposed against such characters as the lawyer Max, Odili's father, and the trade-unionist who considers that nervousness is at the root of the country's trouble. 'We say we are neutral,' he says, 'but as soon as we hear communist we begin de shake and piss for trouser'. (p. 90) All these figures contribute to Achebe's personalisation of social contradiction, a process by which the cons ...
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