Friday 8th June 2018
OBJ & Prose – Literature in English – 10:00am – 12:15pm

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2. One morning, Maami Broni comes as usual. Maa Tsuru has thought that she has brought the money as usual. However she has come with the news of Baby T’s murder. She claims that her dead body was found behind the blue resta hairdressing kiosk at Agbogbloshie. By the time Maami Broni cones to break the news of baby T’s murder, it is the third day in which Kpakpo has deserted Maa Tsuru and the two some Tsuru has got for him. And mama Tsuru does not know his whereabout.

Mary Dalton is the female heiress of Dalton’s estate whose death leads to Bigger Thomas, self discovery.May is an adventurous female charcter with a communist orientation.Her role as a girlfriend to Jan Earlone helps the reader understands the role played by communist referred to as “reds” in the civil right movement.During her first meeting with Bigger Mary treats Bigger has her equal.This upsets Bigger who share a racially biasedviews of the societynaround him.Bigger’s hatred for the oppressive white society makes him harbour hatred towards Mary who also refers to her father as “capitalist” in his presence.Mary’s role as a succour provider for Bigger is interpreted by Bigger as an insult.After Mary drives,Mary and her boy friend Jan Erlone around town and they make Bigger drive them to a black neigbourhood where they eat at Ernie’s kitchen making Bigger embarassed as some of his negro friends see him in the company of white folks.Bigger feel humiliated despite Mary’s treatment and after Bigger initially refuses to leave the car,mary begins to sob but is consoled by Jan.After Bigger drives Mary home Bigger tries to carry the drunken Mary up the stairs and as the body crushed against each other Bigger is sexually aroused and as Bigger places her on the bed he hears Mary blind mother approach the home out of fear,Bigger covers Mary,s face with apillow and inadventently kills her in the process.Mary’s death in the novel leads to Bigger’s self discovery

Symbolism In Native Son Essay
The novel Native Son was published by Richard Wright in 1940. The book represents the tragedy of Bigger Thomas, a black boy raised in the Chicago slums during the great depression. Wright uses symbolism extensively in the novel. There is even symbolic meaning behind the titles of each of the three parts of the novel. It is symbolism that allows Wright to explain the entire novel in the first few pages. Even though symbols are widely used in the novel, there are only three that are very important. The three most important symbols are the black rat, blindness, and the kitchenette.

One of the major symbols in Native Son is the black at in the first chapter of the novel. The rat symbolizes the fate, feelings, and actions of the main character. The parallels between the rat and Bigger Thomas are unmistakable. The black rat is seen as an invader and is killed. The same eventually happens to Bigger later in the novel (Lee 50). Robert Lee argues that the black rat is symbolic of several things. According to Lee, one symbolic function of the black rat is that it sets up a motif that resonates throughout the novel.

Answers to the questions

Humour is another dramatic technique which is portrayed in d
play. It is a source of humour for catherine to tell of her
discovery as ther electric bell and library. A soldier carries
weapons for protection, but the man, captain bluntschli
carries chocolates in place of ammunition.

8. Algernon lives in the city and is a social dandy with
luxuriant tastes and leisurely manners.
On the other hand, jack was a foundling and has a house in
the country where he is the guardian of his benefactor,s
grand daughter, cecily cardew.
While jack seems to be the symbol of decorum, algernon is
the epitome of d victorian Dandy.

In sola owonibi’s “Homeless not Hopeless”, the use of
metaphor is significant because it is a device that accounts
for the effectiveness of the poem. This is aptly captured in
the following lines:
“as the day chameleons to night”,
“…Angels,we open gates of your destiny”.

1.) He is morally a bankrupt man, who offers money to the
doctor for
abortion but the doctor declines. He is an example of a bad
father. He
was educated up to standard seven and he wants his
daughter to be
trained in the european ways and because of this he gives
her to mrs.
Borofosem who latter ruins her life. He is one of the
semi-literate Africans in the play

3.) the gods as represented by lawumi ensure that
vengeance is carried
out on owu people for carrying out a sacrilegious war against
ife. She
sends and offers full support to the allied forces who sack
owu. She
in turn revenges on the allied forces who abused her shrine.
allied forces after gaining victory you to carry out their
to the last person.
The decision to kill the little boy aderogun who was still
carried at the back by her mother is a product of vengeance.
the maye, joins the army in order to avenge his wife whom
the owu
soldiers violated by carrying her to the town.
Maye Okunade and lyunloye, who hitherto lived like husband
and wife
got seperated because of unforseen circumstances now get
reconciled as a result of the maye’s vengeance. Maze
okunade because
of love user his influence as the commander of the allied
forces to
secure the determination of her fate in his my hand, since
she is his

6) This theme is demonstrated in the relationship that exist btw
Raina and sergius, Raina and Blunts chil, louka and Nicola, and
louka and sergius. All these characters are into different degree
of love relationship, some of which cumulated in marriage.
Raina’s love for sergius is the romantic idealist love that exist
mainly on paper. This type of love cannot face reality. Raina
and sergius worship each others untested integrity,
nobility,purity and greatness but fall apart at the first contact
with realities. The comming of realitic and pratical bluntschil
destroy rainas romantic obession with sergius. She went
brought into real-life love certain weakness at the expenses of
sergius. Her new love relationship with bluntschil eventually
blossomed into marriage.

7.) Irony: it is indeed an irony that lack, whom lady Bracknel
because of his poor background, eventually turns out to be
her nephew,
thus transforming to a rich background. Similarly, lady
Bracknel whom
jack gates so much and criticises, turns out to be his aunt. It
equally an irony that lack the child lost twenty-eight years
ago in a
bag turns out to be in the custody of thesame bag in which
he got
lost, thereby solving the riddle of his loss.

*(7ii). Allusion: by mentioning the french revolution, the
alludes the evil deeds and effects of Napoleon’s wars of
Again lack excuses miss prism’s supposed immoral life
occasioned by
her prolonged sprinsterhood. he forgives her and says she
does not
merit being stoned. This is a clear allusion to the woman in
bible, in john 8:4-11, whom jesus forgave and set free and
not to continue in her adulterous life. Finally, by questioning
rationale behind having one law for men and another for
women, lack is
no doubt alluding to the much-talked-about gender

*(7iii). Suspense: The play is soaked in suspense, from the
beginning to the
end. Tension grips the reader who cannot wait to know lack’s
hope, having suffered greatly. The reader wants to know the
outcome of
his disappearance. His faith is only known when he returns
with the
bag and miss prism recognizes it.
Wordsworth was a central writer
of the Romantic movement in the
Victorian era known as English Romanticism. It is full of key
Romantic features
in its form, language and themes. The poet in the first verse
tells us
he ‘Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ This simile,of the poet
himself to a cloud conveys the image of him floating loftily
dreamily, like someone with romantic ideals. ‘The
Daffodils’ ,the
central symbol of the poem are personified i.e given human
‘Fluttering and dancing in the breeze and are what the poet
sees as
he walks. The daffodils ‘Out do the

i)-The Rat-
Native Son opens with an important scene that gives us one of Book One’s most significant symbols: the rat. Bigger and his family are waking up together, and they suddenly spot a rat. After a few chaotic moments of chasing the rat – and the rat attempting to fight back and defend its life – Bigger ultimately kills the rat with a frying pan. We can read the rat as Bigger himself, as he is clearly trying to survive, but is seen as a nuisance. This is how Bigger perceives that white people see him and other black people: as nuisances that are best kept out of the way and might face danger if they enter the world of white people.

ii)-The Plane-
Not long after Bigger ventures outside his house that morning, he and his friend Gus spot an airplane that is engaged in sky-writing. They comment on how hard it is to see the plane and how far away it must be. The two then go on to talk about the unlikelihood of black people getting to fly airplanes, a job that is reserved for white people:
” ‘I could fly a plane if I had a chance,’ Bigger said. ‘If you wasn’t black and if you had some money and if they’d let you go to that aviation school, you could fly a plane,’ Gus said.” The combination of the description of the airplane and the following conversation indicates that the plane is a symbol for far-off, unreachable goals.

iii)-The Pigeon-
After the airplane scene, we move quickly to the next important symbol in Book 1: the pigeon, which Bigger and Gus see as they continue to walk down the street together. We read: ”a slate-colored pigeon swooped down to the middle of the steel car tracks and began strutting to and fro with ruffled feathers, its fat neck bobbing with regal pride. A street car rumbled forward and the pigeon rose swiftly through the air on wings stretched so taut and sheer that Bigger could see the gold of the sun through their translucent tips.” the ability to fly away from the forces in his own life that he feels are trying to crush him, just as the pigeon escaped the street car.


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