ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH THEMES PDF

protagonists) and the themes of struggle and change, on the other hand. The has implications for studies on Anthills of the Savannah, stylistic analysis. Title: Style, character, and the theme of struggle and change: Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah. Authors: Mwinlaaru, INI. Issue Date: Publisher. Style, Character, and the Theme of Struggle and Change: Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah. Article (PDF Available) in Research in African Literatures.

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Anthills: Themes Overview

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Anthipls to results list Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: Style, character, savanmah the theme of struggle and change: Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah Authors: Indiana University Press Source: Research in African literatures, Summerv.

Following insights from stylistic studies on European and American literature, as well as few earlier attempts on African literature, there has been a recent tyemes interest in the stylistic analysis of the African novel. The present study sheds new meaning on the thematic concern of the novel by exploring the interaction between narrative situation, transitivity patterning, and symbolism, on the one hand, and the characterization of Chris one of the protagonists and the themes of struggle and change, on the other hand.

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The study demonstrates that the systematic variation in narrative situations and transitivity patterns in which Chris is cast across key passages in the plot of the narrative show a transformation in his character, from powerlessness and ineffectiveness through perplexity and fear to self-reformation and savannnah.

Through Chris, Achebe urges the enlightened but apathetic citizen to rise up and transform his society through struggle. The study has implications for studies on Anthills of the Savannah, stylistic analysis, and further research. It particularly shows that linguistic analysis and the tools of literary criticism can complement each other in the interpretation of literature.

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