Negative Depiction of Women in Things Fall Apart

Abstract

This study examines Negative Depiction of Women in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. It  is a literature piece of work that dully portrays Africa., It was first published in 1958, and was directed to the colonialist as a response in the way they used to represent Africa and Africans in literature. The role of women in pre-colonial Africa is portrayed by Achebe in this work . Hence the position of women in native Nigerian societies at this time is viewed to be that of an assistant. The research utilized the tools of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a means of analysis in order to reveal the true message of the literary text under study. The study revealed that the patriarchal paradigm that prevailed in the Igbo society then subjected women to a lower position in socio-political and economic hierarchy of Umuofia. Hence, women are depicted negatively

Keywords: CDA, Depiction, Gender, Negative, SFL

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Pages: 55-64 (Download PDF)

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