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A Screen Slides Shut -Julia Gilliam

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A Clash of Perspectives

Julia Gilliam In the author’s note at the start of the play, Death and the King’s Horseman, Soyinka proclaims that his play is not about a “clash of cultures” and that the “Colonial Factor is an incident” (p. 5). As … Continue reading

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Elesin and his Nigerian Women

Although the first act of Wole Soyinka’s play is concerned mostly with cultural ritual and the Yoruban peoples’ conception of death, it also characterizes the role of the African woman during the mid-twentieth century in Nigeria. The playwright’s incorporation of … Continue reading

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The Impotent Magistrate

When we begin I am sure that the time is right; I embrace her in the most intense pleasure and pride of life; but halfway through I seem to lose touch with her, and the act peters out vacantly. My … Continue reading

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Browning’s Double Dose of Realism

A major subject of Robert Browning’s poetry is art. In the poem, “Fra Lippo Lippi”, Browning presents a criticism of the church in general as well as the limitations the institution places on artistic expression. Lippi, a friar tells the … Continue reading

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Women, Imperialism and the Congo

She talked about ‘weaning those ignorant millions from their horrid ways,’ till, upon my word, she made me quite uncomfortable. I ventured to hint that the company was run for profit (9). This quotation is found in a passage (9) … Continue reading

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A Romantic Discovery–Mill’s Autobiography

What made Wordsworth’s poems a medicine for my state of mind, was that they expressed, not mere outward beauty, but states of feeling, and of thought coloured by feeling, under the excitement of beauty. They seemed to be the very … Continue reading

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