Irony is also being portrayed in the novel through the character of Adoli Awali

Irony is also being portrayed in the novel through

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Irony is also being portrayed in the novel, through the character of Adoli Awali, who is a member of parliament for Teboke area. He expected to help people of Teboke during the time of drought and famine, but instead, he ignores his responsibility as an MP. Of the area. All these two kinds of ironies are situational. Another kind of situational irony in the novel, is when Olwit visits Adoli’s home in an expectation of given a job from the government, but he sarcastically tells him that there no jobs this days, that he better remind in his previous job of being a teacher. Flashbacks. Flashbacks are developed through Olwit’s life profiles. Through flashbacks, we are able to discover the true life of Olwit right from childhood up to his old age. Julius Ocwinyo effectively employs the use of flashbacks to vividly explain the general life of Abdu Olwit. Vivid description.
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Through vivid descriptions, Julius Ocwinyo clearly explains and brings the tense atmosphere during the political rallies and campaigns that are held in Teboke village. He clearly explains how the two group supporters collide with each other with differences in political interests and later on how other people are bitten up and others being killed. Julius Ocwinyo also vividly describes the incident of people’s praises to Olwit following his great support to the community by bringing in an N.G.O, to the village that later on construct them boreholes to reduce the issue of water crisis in the area. He also clearly brings how Olwit’s life twists from rags to riches, that is to say; how he progresses from a young boy to a grown up gentleman through his challenging education. Use of settings. The writer uses historical settings to trace back the history of Uganda from the colonial government. He underpins how Uganda received her independence from British colonial government in 1962, and shows how Ugandans struggle within themselves for political influence. He uses this, through the antagonist and protagonist characters, that Adoli Awali and Abdu Olwit, who conflict with one another over political issues. The writer goes ahead to use social settings to portray the lives of people in Teboke village. For instance, he uses social settings to show how the local people work and relate at the cotton ginnery, opened up at Teboke trading center. Through social settings still, the writer informs us how Teboke people sing praises to Olwit because of what he did to save the community from destructive famine and drought. Narrative dialogue. The writer chooses to use the narrative dialogue as one of the narrative techniques throughout the story. We see the dialogue between Olwit and his uncle, Adwongo when he is advising him to work hard in his education. We see the narrative dialogue between Adoli and Olwit when he goes to plead him to find for him a job. We also see a narrative dialogue between Olwit and his wife, Saida Achola when she visits him
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at the prison. We also see a narrative dialogue between Oculi, Fr. Valdez and the guard during the incident of the land wrangle. Finally, we see a narrative dialogue between Bitoroci and her daughter, Achola. END……………………………….
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