Sunma, who is deeply in love with Eman, was very possessive about her love. The behavioral patterns of these two characters are extremely different. Here Eman has been portrayed as Jesus Christ because he is both a teacher and a healer and sacrifices his life to an insensitive village. The themes of the play are very much linked to the Yoruba culture. This type of ritual and customs can see in different communities of the world, mostly among the tribal communities.
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Wole Soyinka is perhaps the most misunderstood, exceedingly controversial figure in the Nigerian public and literary life. The theme of the need of the societies to sacrifice one of their own to bring about purgation of the societies is dealt in this play. Throughout the narrative, an atmosphere of foreboding prevails. At the onset, Sunma, urges Eman, who is a stranger to her village, to leave the place before evening. The reason for her restlessness is revealed to both Eman and the readers very gradually.
There is an inherent idea that the society will be spiritually strengthened as an aftermath of these sacrifices. Initially he is not aware of its implications. The words which Sunma uses to address Ifada, "horrible insect". The rigid caste system carving the roots of the once colonized continent is evident in this work.
This even provokes us to think, was it for this that the British left the continent. It even invokes us to think us about the deplorable conditions of the North Indian states. It is the question of our right to live.
The exercise of the free- will is also a crucial factor. He decides to stay in the village and take on the role of the scapegoat. But as a matter of fact Eman eventually recognizes that it is better to choose his destiny rather than to live it. The cynicism and the hypocritical attitude of the elders in the village is also evident.
The fact that ideologies get manipulated everywhere also evolves through this work. The village is drawn into an atmosphere of utter chaos when Eman tries to free himself from the strangleholds of the villagers. In spite of this, even after Eman is killed, his "sacrificial death" does not appear to contend the villagers. On the contrary, it evokes horror, dread and guilt.
But did the society get rejuvenation? The idea of moral disgust permeates the play. Even after the sacrifice of Eman, the confusion and the hypocritical attitude continues in the society.
The Trials of Brother Jero & The Strong Breed
Sunma, who is deeply in love with Eman, was very possessive about her love. The behavioral patterns of these two characters are extremely different. Here Eman has been portrayed as Jesus Christ because he is both a teacher and a healer and sacrifices his life to an insensitive village. The themes of the play are very much linked to the Yoruba culture. This type of ritual and customs can see in different communities of the world, mostly among the tribal communities. It is a highly symbolic play.
The Strong Breed
The Strong Breed is one of the best known plays by Wole Soyinka. It is a tragedy that ends with an individual sacrifice for the sake of the communal benefit. The strong breed tells the story of Emen, who lives in a strange village and has to sacrifice his life in order to save the village. So its a tragedy that ends with an individual sacrifice for the sake of the communal The Strong Breed is one of the best known plays by Wole Soyinka.
Wole Soyinka - the very first African to win the Nobel Award for Literature; one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever seen, a fecund, tantalising writer. This early play of his already showcases the profound talent and ingenuity of Soyinka What type of man alleged "man of God" is our brother Jero? Some readers might bluntly call him names like "unscrupulous", "opportunistic", "canny", even "dishonest" - but he is simply a creature of his own society.
He also was the first black African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Wole Soyinka was born July 13, in Abeokuta a village on the banks of the River Ogun in the western area of Nigeria. His mother was a Christian convert so devout that he nicknamed her "Wild Christian" and he father was the scholarly 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 The English utilized the brilliant ploy of employing Nigerians to spread Christianity to their own people. The Nigerians who compromised and promoted English concepts were rewarded for their deeds.