NECO 2020 - LITERATURE ANSWER
NECO 2020 - LITERATURE ANSWER
MUTE is a non governmental organization devoted and interested in documentation and information building. Dina is the name of the founder and boss of MUTE. MUTE’s work is largely related to social issue, gender issue and child issue
As Kabria leaves the hairdresser's salon, she prays that Fofo be around at their appointed place. Luckily, from some distance, she beholds Fofo reclining on her car somewhat awkwardly. She calls to her but the girl does not respond. When the girl responds to the second attempt by raising her head, Kabria is astounded. Fofo's right eye is bloodshot, part of her face is swollen and her lip is cracked. She has been beaten up by somebody. Kabria calls office to inform her colleagues of the development and her decision to bring the girl over. Inside the car, she asks Fofo what happened and who beat her but the girl will not talk When she eventually talks in response to the need to seek medical attention, she complains of lack of money but looks grateful on hearing that MUTE will foot her medical bill.
Kabria's question on whether Fofo's condition has anything to do with her dead sister undermines the ensuing understanding between the two. Fofo pretends as if she does not have any sister, let alone talk about one. Kabria is confounded and asks if Fofo sometimes tell lies. She admits so and Kabria becomes desperate. She thinks Fofo is playing some games and wishes she had Vickie's company to cope with the situation.
Intermittently Fofo winces in pain. At a point, she tells Kabria that she would like to spit some blood collected in her mouth. Kabria pulls up the car for her to do so. As they set off again thereafter, Fofo dozes off. Later on, Kabria contemplates the girl's face and feels that sooner or later the source of the violence done to Fofo will be uncovered. Kabria's colleagues in the office are amazed at what they see of Fofo's face. Their attempts to get her talk end in vain. While thinking of what next to do, Aggie suggests that the police be informed. The suggestion alarms Fofo and she tries to run away, crying “No police! No police! "
Dina takes charge, asking Fofo to sit down and makes arrangements for her food and medication. She also goes into her office to make arrangements with the producer of GMG Show on the subject of the street child, and thereafter shares out responsibilities concerning Fofo among her staff members.
(i) The act of taking in the girl signifies the commitment of MUTE to her plight and cause. By taking custody of the girl, they have tacitly taken up the challenge of going the whole hog with the case and liberating or rehabilitating her.
(ii) The appearance of Fofo in this episode shows very vividly one of the major characteristics of street life, which is violence.
(iii)The act of taking Fofo into custody also facilitates the bonding and generation of trust needed to make MUTE's task in the efforts to help the girl and unravelling the mystery of her sister's death easier.
(iv) Fofo's initial uncooperative and pretentious attitude towards Kabria and later to other members of MUTE shows that she is under pressure from some very powerful people.
(v) The step will also be leading MUTE outside of its familiar terrain of establishing alternative library services into crime investigation.
Loneliness is one of the theme that runs through the novel. The women that fight loneliness is Yaremi. Yaremi effectively battle loneliness and the sense of lose that constantly plague her by engaging in different types of work. The sudden demise of Ajuumobi leaves Yaremi in outer loneliness where she is forced to Carter for herself and face societal challenges alone unlike when her husband was alive. More often Yaremi remember on her past relationship with her husband who was a string defence to her, she always remember his caring attitudes and constant provision of Bush meat to her but unfortunately, his death has created an irreplaceable vacuum in her life and subjected her to object loneliness
Yaremi is kind hearted and loving. In spite of her grief and sense of loss, she still cares to look after her neighbours and ask them harmless questions. She also takes her time to tell Woye stories of her childhood days in Adeyipo village. She tells stories in order to amuse and excite Woyr and in order to fight her sense of loneliness. She tells Woye of the deeds and misdeeds of young boys and girls in her days.
At firstly she tries to face the new life of predicament. She moves on with life and forged ahead in business through which she became an independent and important figures in the village of Kufi to the admiration of All and sundry.
Another way where Yaremi fight loneliness can be seen in the area where she makes her life a successful woman. Yaremi success is a success of all woman in the village of Kufi as she usually make food donations such as corn, portage, flour etc to them. Yaremi outstanding success becomes a threat to the men of Kufi because according to them, '' no woman of the land had ever been allowed to worm her way into a portion of prominence in village matters".
Yaremi also fight loneliness when she refused and stood her ground never to marry another man. She is being helped by her grandson, Woye to wipe away the problem of loneliness. She did not let the absence of her husband and children bring her down. Yaremi happens to be a woman who trust her mind.
The novel, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole depicts the issue of the lust for power as seen in the ambition of Prince Manfred to ensure that his lineage does not forfeit the castle and lordship of Otranto.
One of the characters used by the novelist to bring this message to light is Isabella.
Isabella is a princess and daughter of Marquis Frederic. She is a beautiful lady betrothed to Conrad at the beginning of the novel before the latter dies. She agrees to marry Conrad because she believes that the marriage is arranged by her long-lost father.
Isabella is a pious and decent lady. Unlike Maltida, Isabella refuses to be oppressed by the patriarchal order. When Manfred attempts to rape her, Isabella protects her virtue by fleeing from the castle to the Sanctuary at St. Nicholas Church. Here, she plays the role of the modern women who resist male dominance in the society.
Isabella is unselfish. Although she loves Theodore, she sacrifices him for her friend Maltida who shows her willingness to marry Theodore. After the death of Conrad, she makes it clear that, although she did not love Conrad, she would have far preferred being betrothed to him rather than his father, who pursues her throughout the novel. Isabella and Matilda have a brief argument concerning the fact they have feelings for Theodore.
After the death of Malida, Theodore settle for Isabella and two become the lord and lady of the castle. Manfred plans to marry her after Conrad's death, but she escapes him with the aid of the true heir of Otranto, whom she marries after Manfred's abdication. She eventually marries Theodore, the man she loves from the onset. Here, she plays the role of a trustworthy and reliable lover.
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