Myth in Ben Okri's The Famished Road

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ABSTRACT

Myths are embedded in the cultural heritage of nations. This research analyzes the treatment of myths evident in the African culture as seen in Okri’s The Famished Road. The text is imbued with elements that are germane to the objectives of this study. This research employs Northop Frye’s Archetypal theory which deals with recurring myths and symbols of season, life and death as well as images, and character types. This research maintains that myths are of great relevance in our contemporary society, especially as The Famished Road is almost an allegory of the Nigerian nation.

 

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APA

EKAMMA, I (2021). Myth in Ben Okri's The Famished Road. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/myth-in-ben-okri-s-the-famished-road

MLA 8th

EKAMMA, IYIZOBA "Myth in Ben Okri's The Famished Road" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/myth-in-ben-okri-s-the-famished-road. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

MLA7

EKAMMA, IYIZOBA . "Myth in Ben Okri's The Famished Road". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Apr. 2021. Web. 28 Feb. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/myth-in-ben-okri-s-the-famished-road >.

Chicago

EKAMMA, IYIZOBA . "Myth in Ben Okri's The Famished Road" Afribary (2021). Accessed February 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/myth-in-ben-okri-s-the-famished-road