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Rita Daniels

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Media and Communication

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Start Date

17-5-2017 9:00 AM

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17-5-2017 12:00 PM

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Abstract

This paper examined a character with notable mention from Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, called Ekwefi. A textual analysis of the text and the role this character plays indicated that she communicated her identity as an independent woman in relation to being a second wife. Ekwefi seems to be, at first, pitied because of her lack of children and, subsequently, her bitter attitude. After further examination of her two prominent identities, Ekwefi displays characteristics of feminism through her actions, and by the actions of those around her. This paper ellaborates on these feminist motherhood roles of the character in a hyper-masculine society.

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Feminist Mother in a Hyper-masculine Society

Media and Communication

This paper examined a character with notable mention from Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, called Ekwefi. A textual analysis of the text and the role this character plays indicated that she communicated her identity as an independent woman in relation to being a second wife. Ekwefi seems to be, at first, pitied because of her lack of children and, subsequently, her bitter attitude. After further examination of her two prominent identities, Ekwefi displays characteristics of feminism through her actions, and by the actions of those around her. This paper ellaborates on these feminist motherhood roles of the character in a hyper-masculine society.

 

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