WAEC 2020 - LITERATURE DRAMA ANSWER
WAEC 2020 - LITERATURE DRAMA ANSWER
Frank Ogbeche Portrayed Ogeyi as a "Born again Christian".
Ogeyi in the play is a slim fair complexioned and average in height. She is deep rooted in religion and religious matters. One can say that she is a religious fanatic. Her religious and Christian life was illustrated numerous times. Ogeyi in the play vowed to maintain strict Christian and religious doctrines. Thus she was a receptionist in ABC company, but her deligence and decipline to work was outstanding. Ogeyi throughout the play acts religiously and wisely. Her religious life was so much rated in how she would not want anything evil to happen to Aloho even when she is proving adamant to advice. Ogeyi's religious and Christian life made so brave thus she showed her commitment to maintain strict Christian and religious life in her confession at the police station to ACP Yakubu and Inaku. And her refusal to go any where in order to testify against Chief Halada Ade-Amaka and his cohorts. In court Ogeyi religious and Christian life was also illustrated in the fact that she has been in Jabu before Alho and has seen what ladies in Jabu do for connection and money but refuses to conform to such disdainful act in order to maintain her religious and Christian lifestyle. In a nutshell I can vividly say that Ogeyi is a true and direct contrast to Aloho. Ogeyi illustrated her religious life be accommodation in that she allows Aloho to squat in the same house with her at a place called Panya. Ogeyi has absolute faith, trust and confidence in God. She so believes that in any situation no matter how precarious it may be, God will eventually overturn it. Her excellent advice and sincere warning to Aloho clearly portrays her strong faith in God. Ogeyi has a sincere heart, good upbringing and a promising future.
Mrs Johnson contributed heavily to making the play, 'A Raising in the sun' a hilarious one. She is like the neighbour that creates laughter in most plays. She is gifted at getting free food out of her neighbors, the Youngers. She appears on stage for few minutes and she succeeds in getting coffee and a piece of pie. She looks 'pretty' and 'slick'. She serves as the instrument of comic relief but brings darker tone to the play.
She walks up with a newspaper that hints that a black family, residing in a white neighborhood has currently been bombed out of their house. Despite her outward friendly disposition to the Younger, she feels repulsive towards them. She reasons out that the Youngers supposed that they are too good to live in the mostly black vicinity anymore.
Mrs Johnson almost appears to enjoy disseminating the news that a black family was bombed by the racist whites. She abandons the paper in the youngers' house on her way out.
She is used by the playwright in telling the youngers' the hard realities that await them for being the first black to move into clybourne park.
She has a genuine intention in warning the youngers but her manner of approach is offensive.
Mrs Johnson's bomb story depicts her insensitivity and unkindness.
Majorly, Mrs Johnson shows the feeling of resentment that some blacks felt when others began to climb the social economic ladder.
The paper Mrs Johnson’s left in the Younger's apartment serves as evidence that will blame the latter for their rash decision of trying to live in White neighborhood.
The poet's selected use of words is highly contributory to the success of the poem. As a poem whose metaphorical import is very important to it's appreciation, some words and phrases appear deliberately and and appropriately employed to help the effective delivery of its message. Some examples include 'giant' sabre toothed, 'shudder home', 'bayonets of tribulation', 'unceasing disaster' and so on. The word giant is deployed to underscore the enormity of size and might of yeye state. In a way, the word also provides suggestive information about the setting of the poem. It hints at the spar setting being Nigeria because Nigeria is often referred to as 'the giant of Africa' due to the population size. The phrase 'sabre-toothed' recalls a kind of tiger with sword-like teeth, which is meant to point at the possible effect of a bite or attack from such an animal or its metaphorical referent. While the phrase 'bayonets of tribulation' similarly draws attention to the sharp-edged form of violence and other challenges faced by the commoners, 'shudders home' comments on their intimidation. The word 'unceasing' in 'unceasing disaster' clearly emphasizes the despair attending the situation. The title word 'Ambush' on its part, suggests the idea that the victims of the realities in the land are either caught unawares or the perpetrators carefully planned carry out their design as wished. The choice of animals used as metaphors for the land is also carefully made to reflect the three main natural abodes of animals viz: land, sky and water. This suggests a total control of every space by the metaphorical referents.
The poem, "pulley" by George Herbert is one that showcases the omniscience of God.
In the first stanza, God in the course of making man said viva-vox "a glass of blessing" standing by thus", let us pour, pour on him (man) all we can, "Let the world riches which despise lie, contract into a span". Here God says orally in the course of making man, that his sequels-(the trinity) should join him in blessing man by making all other creation/creatures which lie in the world to come under man's control. Hence, God's blessing of dominating and subduing the earth to man, as well as that of reproducing their kind on earth . These made him to give man "strength", "beauty", "wisdom", "honour" and "pleasure".
But rest lies in the base of God's belly because it is a treasure God will use as the "pulley" to make man not to forget Him, Accordingly, if God gives man rest — life devoid of trouble which God sees as a "jewelry’, man would adore God's gifts instead of God. Again man will Rest (depend) on Nature other creation, not the God of Nature, hence God will lose both man and other creation.
Moreover, God decided that he should keep all other blessings (the rest).He showered on him but have them with brain storming (repining restlessness). Hence man According to God will be rich (have all things) and be weary (unhappy), so that if man does not have a stroke of luck and is not fortunate in the course of trying to forget God, weariness may toss him(man) back to my Breast(God).
In conclusion the poem explores God’s Sagacious nature over man.
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