This paper draws on Sam Ukala treatment of tragic vision and cultural collision in Iredi War. It seeks to create an insight into the dynamic of tragic conflicts and conceptualize precisely the cultural entanglement in the play. In Ukala‘s Iredi War there is an obvious dominance of the tragic mode, considering that the play depicts the essence and existence of cross-cultural communication and differences in an unpredictably uncertain environ. It also depict the dynamism, complexity and ephemerality of human life, as it presents the story of the protagonist locked in fierce struggle against forces that are bent on bringing him firmly under their control, however feeble or aggressive his resistance against such forces. At the end of it all, the tragic hero refused to succumb under the immense weight of the colonial forces represented largely by Crewe-Read who was not only pompous but constantly expressed his low opinion of Blacks, seizing every opportunity to tell them how inferior they were to the white man.
Key Words: Tragic vision, Culture, Tragedy, Conflict
Ekpe, B. (2021). Sam Ukala’s Perspective of Cultural Collision and Tragic Vision in Iredi War. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/sam-ukala-s-perspective-of-cultural-collision-and-tragic-vision-in-iredi-war
Ekpe, Bassey "Sam Ukala’s Perspective of Cultural Collision and Tragic Vision in Iredi War" Afribary. Afribary, 26 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/sam-ukala-s-perspective-of-cultural-collision-and-tragic-vision-in-iredi-war. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.
Ekpe, Bassey . "Sam Ukala’s Perspective of Cultural Collision and Tragic Vision in Iredi War". Afribary, Afribary, 26 Dec. 2021. Web. 20 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/sam-ukala-s-perspective-of-cultural-collision-and-tragic-vision-in-iredi-war >.
Ekpe, Bassey . "Sam Ukala’s Perspective of Cultural Collision and Tragic Vision in Iredi War" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 20, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/sam-ukala-s-perspective-of-cultural-collision-and-tragic-vision-in-iredi-war