Lecture4

Lecture4 - Christie Hua 4/9/09 LECTURE 4 DEATH AND THE...

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Christie Hua 4/9/09 LECTURE 4 – DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN I. Ideas of belief a. Is this a tragedy? (in the Western sense) b. What constitutes its tragicness? i. Tragic within African cultural system ii. Irony – this guy, who is culturally integrated, would now come to fulfill expectations 1. honor a. ppl have killed for honor… killed siblings b. why is it so important? c. Within African cultural systems, it is forbidden for a child to precede mother or father in death d. Children should bury their parents II. Bananas a. The guys only demanded the expired plantains b. Dying out of shame to save the family’s honor i. Considered very noble gesture c. community is paramount i. sacrifice lives so that they may leave 1. people have no respect for what they do not understand 2. the people believe in metaphysics 3. here, metaphysics and history intertwine III. Historical basis a. Based on historical story IV. The role of women a. Here, the women are cast as guardians of tradition
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2010 for the course CLIT 33 taught by Professor Akudinobi during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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