CHARACTERIZATION AND SYMBOLISM IN OLU OBAFEMI’S WHEELS AND NGUGI WA THIONGO’S A GRAIN OF WHEAT
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of Content
1.0 CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Purpose of Study
1.2 Scope of the Study
1.3 Justification of the Study
2.0 CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introduction to Marxism
2.2 Concept of Marxism
2.3 Elements of Marxism
2.4 Review on Olu Obafemi’s Wheels
2.5 Review on Ngugi Wa Thiong’s A Grain of Wheat
3.0 CHAPTER THREE: DATA ANALYSIS
3.1 Characterisation in Olu Obafemi’s Wheels
3.2 Symbolism in Olu Obafemi’s Wheels
3.3. Characterisation in Ngugi’s A Grain of Wheat
3.4 Symbolism in Ngugi’s A Grain of Wheat
4.0 CHAPTER FOUR: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
4.1 Summary and Conclusion
Characterization is the presentation, description, representation and analysis of the various characters or cast in any work of art; either a play, novel or poetry.
Characterization is how the characters are created, moulded and presented by a writer. Characters are fictional even when they are not real human beings but animals or inanimate objects, we very well do know what they stand for. It can be said to be the way the author treats his characters or the development of characters in a piece of work.
Characterization is a word that describes how the author develops the personality of the story characters in a story. A well developed characters is one that has been thoroughly characterized, with may traits shown in the narrative. A well-developed character acts according to past instances provided by its visible traits unless more information about the character is provided. The better the audience knows the characters, the better the characters development. Thorough characterization makes characters well-rounded and complex. Characterization is also the process of conveying information about characters in narrative or dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters may be presented by means of description, through their actions, speech, or thoughts. There are two ways an author can convey information about a character and they are:
Direct or explicit characterization: The author literally tells the audience what a character is like. This may be done via the narrator, another character or by the character himself or herself.
- Indirect or Implicit Characterization: The audience must deduce for themselves what the character is like, through the character’s thoughts, actions, speech (choice of words, way of talking), looks and interaction with other characters, including other characters reactions to that particular person.