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LITERATURE IN ENGLISH THEORY:
Faceless begins in a slum cynically christened Sodom and Gomorrah with 14-year-old Fofo narrowly escaping rape by Poison, a Street Lord and local thug. She flees to her friend Odarley where we learn that Poison controls even the shared toilets and that Fofo is constipated because all she’s had to eat is bread. The scene then shifts abruptly to the middle-class life of Kabria, a good-hearted researcher for MUTE, an NGO which is a repository for alternate stories not found in books. Kabria is harassed by her demanding children and a bone-idle husband who expects his wife to wait on him even though she is in full time work as well. When Kabria and Fofo cross paths, the young girl’s back story is gradually revealed. Like her older sister Baby T., she is cast out to fend for herself by her feckless mother Maa Tsuro, and like Baby T. she becomes a prostitute. Baby T. was found brutally murdered in the marketplace in another Accra slum called Agbogbloshie, and would have become just another forgotten casualty of slum life were it not for Kabria and her friend Dina at MUTE.
The use of flashback technique:
Flashback is employed to supply the reader with information about what had happened into past yaremi’s courtship with ajumobi is known to the reader through the writer’s employment of flashback .also yaremi’s reminiscences are helpful in filling the gaps that exist in knowledge about ajumobi who died nine months before the narrations of the story began.other information about yaremi’s childhood and business are provided through a flashback to those experiences
The use of suspense:
Suspence is introduced to create an air of expectancy and curiosity in the reader desperately seeks to know if woye would be well again .the cap-picking ceremony is also another suspense -filled episode in the novel. The reader is very interested in knowing whose cap yarem would pick, the reader shares the villagers surprise when yaremi walks to the bench,stares at the caps, bow to the elders and walks away from the arena
(No7) In Horace Walpole’s The castle of otranto,there are many significant things.One is the death of Conrad.Conrad is the sick and only son of Manfred,the prince of Otranto.Though still very young ,Manfred wanted him to marry Isabella the princess.This marriage is meant to ensure that the throne does not move away from the Manfred family.
He, however dies on the day of his planned wedding to Isabella. Why? Because Alfonso the Good and other ancestors of Otranto do not want the continued reign of the Manfred.According to the prophecy that the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it. This seemingly inexplicable prophecy actually means that the two families ,ie Fredrick’s and Manfred’s are no longer wanted by the gods.This is why Conrad died and the subsequent death of his sister,matilda paved the way for Theodore,the son of friar Jerome to marry Isabella.In other words,the death of Conrad heralded the end of Manfred and his families reign.
Manfred, Prince of Otranto – an arrogant, unprincipled man who lives in the shadow of a curse
Hippolita, the wife of Manfred – a noble, virtuous and religious woman who loves her husband, although he does not deserve her love
Manfred becomes obsessed with finding and marrying Isabella. But, first, he must divorce Hippolita. She is a devout woman who will do as a priest asks her, so Manfred wants the priest, Jerome, to convince her to accept the divorce. Since Isabella has asked for shelter in the church until her father arrives, Jerome is well-aware of Manfred’s ill intent toward her. There is some confusion here – some believe the father is dead, but she believes he is alive. Conrad – the son of Manfred and Hippolita, who dies at age 15 Matilda – the beautiful, sweet daughter of Manfred and Hippolita, who is 18
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