is an element of tragedy. The concept of tragedy right from the classical
period has generated a lot of criticism that many dramatists or playwrights
consider it a fertile ground through which they contribute to literature. One
of such dramatists is William Shakespeare whose universality in writing has
hitherto influenced generations. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a dramatic work that reflects
parts of the Aristotelian concept of tragedy with an infusion of comic relief,
a play -w...
Literature as an art form is as primordial as human existence. It transcends
all races and religions. As an art form, oral literature constitutes the
stories, songs, dances, proverbs, riddle, ethics, values, superstitious beliefs,
architecture, dressmaking, hairstyle and the totality of the people’s way of
life, that is, their culture. Oral literature is largely composed, performed or
paper examines folkloric motifs in Ibibio movies – a study of Akp...
Nigeria in few days from today will be fifty-five years
existing as an independent entity. As a country, Nigeria has given birth to both
military and civilian rule. In 1960, the British housewife in England called Nigeria our sovereign motherland in
the national anthem given to us as a parting gift. The current anthem, put
together by a committee of Nigeria
intellectuals, invokes the father image. However, a critical examination of the
happenings in the country reveals that Nigeria is a...
ABSTRACT Criticism deals with the interpretation of literary texts. The major concern of this thesis is to criticize three aspects of the society in the short stories of Chimamanda Adichie and E. C. Osondu. These include family, marriage and leadership. Seven selected stories in each collection have been examined that are relevant to the interpretation and analysis of the objective of study. To criticize these three aspects, this thesis examines Nigerian characters in...