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- PLAY ANALYSIS: THE LION AND THE JEWEL (BY WOLE SOYINKA)
The Lion and the Jewel is a comedic-dramatic play that revolves around four major characters: Baroka the elderly chief of Illunjire , Lankule the young headmaster of a primary school , Sidi the most beautiful girl in the village and Sadiku the eldest wife of Baroka. The playwright, Wole Soyinka depicts Baroka as a cunning fox, Lankule as an arrogant teacher, Sidi as an egotistical young village girl and Sadiku as a simple-minded elderly woman. A lion is an animal which is revered because of its majestic movement and its title as the king of the jungle.
Analysis of the Play: 'The Lion and the Jewel'
Your face would look better between my legs. Click here and Check me out i am getting naked here ;. An online platform for teachers and students getting all the educational resource for free. TIME: The title of the play the lion and the jewel, The title is symbolic because lion means the good animal hunting other animals. In this play Baroka stand as the lion as he is hunting for Sidi and jewel means precious mental like diamond jewel is used to symbolize a beautiful girl called Sidi who is the virgin.
The setting of the play is in Nigeria at Ilunjinle village where women have been oppressed by being married in polygamy and set to seduce women for their husband example Baroka who sent Sadiku to go to seduce Sidi to be his youngest wife ,the setting of Nigeria has been used as the representative of other places in the world where there are oppressed. Within the story there other minor physical setting which are as follows:.
Sadiku unopened treasure house this symbolize virginity to Sadiku which Okiki failed to remove and still claimed to be her husband, through this symbol conveys the theme of oppression of women. Okiki rusted key said by Sadiku to Sidi to symbolize male reproductive organ of Okiki which seems to be too old thus why he failed to remove. Sadiku virginity ,This symbolize convey the theme oppression of women. The action of Lakunle to agree to marry Sidi, Even though she is no longer a virgin symbolize moral decay into real society where many women are married but they are no longer virgin.
The action of Sidi to praise the old man Baroka after removing her virginity and refusing to go to young men like Lakunle symbolize the importance of virginity in the society to help to keep faithful in the marriage. This is seen through Lakunle when he say to Sidi romance is the sweetening of the soul age this metaphor convey the theme of love which Lakunle had to Sidi.
I knew she could not keep the secrets through this metaphor convey the message in the society that women cannot keep secret. It is seen when Sidi who expected Baroka is importance that is why she agreed cheaply to send her virginity to Baroka , Baroka removed Sidi's virginity it convey the message of hypocrisy in the society. Another irony is seen through sadiku who expected Baroka is importance ,this led her to assure sidi to go to mock Baraka through this irony conveys the themes of betray which is done by different people in the society.
This is shown through Lakunle who said to Sidi, my heart burst into flower with my love pg6 this hyperbole convey the message of love which Lakunle has to Sidi. Image of love is seen when Lakunle says to Sidi that my heart burst into flower with my love ,through this imagery conveys the theme of love. Image of love is also seen through the voice of Sidi while making love with Baroka, Sidi sings yokolu yokolu, okoyoke … pg I cannot make myself a cheap bowl for the village pg7 that proverbs is used to means that Sidi can not give herself to every man.
This seen through Lakunle when he says heaven strike me deal earth open and swallow Lakunle pg60 through this personification convey the theme of disappointment. Sidi says heaven forgive you do you scorn child bearing in a Wife pg8 this personification convey the message into the society that People should marry for the sake of life and not for Children so as to avoid conflict when it happens one between the two is unable to bear Children.
The plot is chronological which has involved the use of some flash backs and fore shadowing. Flash back is seen when Okiki Sadiku says Okiki failed to remove her virginity through this flash back convey the theme of oppression. The Content in the Lion and the Jewel.
Oppression and humiliation of women. This is shown though Baroka who is married in polygamy and using his youngest wife to pluck his armpit hair which is regarded as the special,also oppression of women is shown by Baroka by sending Sidi to be Barokas wife. It occurs in the following aspect:. Role and position of women. True love. It occurred in the following aspect:. Bad customs and traditions.
This is seen when the villagers of Ilunjike beliefs that a man who has removed the virginity of a girl is the one who suppose to marry her, this what has affected Sidi whose her virginity has been removed by old man Baroka who later married her.
This is shown in the play though Baroka who has married many wives Sadiku and Ailatu later Sidi. This is shown in the play through Lakunle who has alienated himself from his society after being educated by refusing to pay bride price. Lakunle was betrayed by Sidi. We have leaders in Tanzania who use their power to humiliate other people. The police officers are good examples of people who use their power to punish those who compete with them in love. The issue of dowry payment is common to most of the African families.
There are people who have failed to marry the girls they love due to lack of money to pay bride price. There is a tendency of old people in our society to be in love with young girls. This has partly been contributed by poverty and influence of money and power.
The rate of young girls engaging in love with old men is increasing in different parts of the country. Changes in any community are inevitable, yet there are people who are conservative and reluctant to accept new changes, especially the old generation. Polygamy and prostitution are common practices in our society. People are not faithful to their lovers. Facebook Twitter. Unknown 14 August at About Us. Mpella Education Platform is a popular blog that provides free teaching and learning materials to students and teachers.
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Traces of Afrocentricity in The Lion and the Jewel and The Road by Wole Soyinka
He approaches her and chastises her for carrying her water on her head and stunting her shoulders; she is unfazed. Sidi occupies a central space and is stunningly beautiful. Sidi suggests the villagers act out and dance to the story of the stranger. The drummers and singers and actors play out the arrival of the stranger and his camera. Lakunle gets into the spirit of the performance. He plays the role of the chief. Lakunle, who is jealously listening, excoriates Baroka as being against progress and modernity.
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PLAY ANALYSIS: THE LION AND THE JEWEL (BY WOLE SOYINKA)
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Abstract Afrocentricity in literature is a viewpoint that encourages writers to victoriously write about the history and culture of Africa. Thus, an act to free African art and culture from Eurocentrism that often acts as a virus in countries outside the Eurocentric paradigm.
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