Minutes of Glory

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Jacqueline Harrell February 23, 2006 World Literature Minutes of Glory After reading many short stories this semester and talking about binary oppositions and dualities, I believe that “Minutes of Glory” written by Ngugi wa Thiong’o sticks out the most to me. I believe that Thiong’o is responding to the dominate view through the character Beatrice. The binary oppositions and dualities that the character relates to are real and fake, and love and hate. To begin with, Beatrice is the only character in the story that does not go by her real name. The beginning of the story starts off as, “Her name was Wanjiru. But she liked better her Christian one, Beatrice (page. 557)”. I think that Thiong’o was attempting to make Beatrice more dominant than the others by using this name. All the other characters went by their given names. This is an example of fake and real oppositions. Another example is Beatrice trying to us the Ambi to make herself look more like the westerners. She was trying to be somebody she wasn’t. Trying to coat
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGL 2210 taught by Professor Cox during the Spring '03 term at GCSU.

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