The authors use conflicts to present different issues in their literary works
The authors use conflicts to present different issues in their literary works. Justify this statement using two novels you have under this section. Give three point from each novel.
Conflict refers to the misunderstanding between two people or groups. Conflicts arise due to difference in ideology. Conflicts are caused by different sources. It is true that the authors use conflicts to present various issues. This can be
verified by two novels UNANSERED CRICIES by Osman Conteh and PASSED LIKE A SHADOW by Benard Mapalala where the authors have tried to show the issues in their literary works through conflicts.
Starting with the novel UNANSWERED CRIES the author has used conflicts to present the issues as follows:
The conflict between Makalay and Olabisi. The author has shown the family conflict between Makalay and her daughter Olabisi. This happen when Makalay wanted Olabisi to be circumcised in order to be a real woman.
Thus Olabisi refuse to be circumcised and runs away to town led Makalay to seek for her till the case went to the court where the solution came out that Olabisi should not be circumcised against her will. Through this conflict the author has presented the issue of female circumcision.
Conflict between Edward Cole and Olabisi. The author has shown another conflict between boyfriend and her girlfriend. This conflict happen when Edward Cole betrayed Olabisi in the court by revealing their secret relationship that they have sexed several times.
This led Olabisi to be humiliated to the court in front of her father. The solution of this conflict Olabisi told Eddy that they should not know each other anymore. Through this conflict the author presents the issues of betrayal and humiliation.
The conflict between Makalay and Pa Amadu. This conflict occurred due to betrayal and corruption. This happen when Pa Amadu given a task by Makalay to look for Olabisi in which case he would be given a goat if he succeeded to find her.
Unfortunately, he finds her and receives some money from her and helps her to escape. Through this conflict enables the author to present the issues of betrayal and corruption.
Coming to the novel PASSED LIKE A SHADOW the author has used the following conflicts to present different issues:
The conflict between Adyeri and Amoti. The author has presented a family conflict between husband and wife which caused by drunkenness behaviour. This conflict is seen happen when Adyeri returns home while drunkard and starts beating his children and disturbing his wife thus caused Amoti to be beaten.
This solution of this conflict was Amoti to cool down. This conflict helps the author to present the issue of drunkenness and alcoholism.
The conflict between John and Abooki. This conflict between John and Abooki occurs due to rapping behaviour of John. This happen when John plays trick with Abooki by putting drugs into the drink which makes Abooki sleep unconscious and found herself naked on the John’s bed.
This led the conflict between John and Abooki where the solution they went to HIV test where she found that she has HIV negative. Through this conflict the author has presented the issue of Rapping.
The conflict between Vicky and Aluganyira. The author has shown another family conflict between Vicky and her husband Aluganyira which occurs due to superstition. This occurs when the two want a baby and therefore Aluganyira forced Vicky to go to the witchdoctor in order to have a baby where the conflict begin since Vicky was not willing to go there.
At last, they went to witchdoctor hence end up acquiring HIV/AIDS instead of baby. Through this conflict present the issues of superstition and HIV/AIDS infection.
Conclusively, it is true that the authors use conflicts to present different issues that are happening in the society. This because Conflicts are not occurred without a reason thus the authors have used their literary works to show different sources that result into misunderstanding between people
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