The Psychology of Anger (Published)
There is no doubt that many people are characterized by anger nowadays. Anxiety and anger have become two main characteristics of the era we are living in because of the many pressures and dominance of the physical side over the spiritual one in our current life. So, man gets angry or nervous for any slightest reason to a degree that people around himself feel frightened for themselves, and their sons or relatives. Therefore, what is the appropriate salvation for such disease? The answer to this question is definitely in the commandment of our Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) as he asked Muslims not to get angry. So, what is anger? What are its reality and causes? How can we treat it in accordance with the recommendation of Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him)?
An Analysis of Identity Crisis of Osborne’s Character “Jimmy Porter” In “Look Back in Anger” (Published)
This study aims at the analysis of identity crises in Osborne’s character Jimmy Porter in “Look Back in Anger” (1956). The character of Jimmy will be analyzed with general perspective of psychoanalysis highlighting specifically the theory of identity crisis by Erikson in order to find out the riddles found in his personality. To meet the objectives of the study and to obtain findings certain scenes and situations exposing Jimmy’s identity crisis have been analyzed through the in-depth study of the text and the theory. Throughout the play we find him as an angry young man whose anger is the result of his frustration and identity crisis.
ANGER AND REJECTION- THE RHETORIC AND DIALECTICS OF VIOLENCE IN ANGLOPHONE CAMEROONIAN POETRY (Published)
Change and development are embodied in the principle of dialectics and the aesthetics of violence. Gahlia Gwangwa’a, Mathew Takwi and Bate Besong in their poetry write with the conviction, orientation and consciousness that if something is not done, society will slowly but surely drift to the precincts of insanity. The radicalism and the rhetoric of violence reflected in their poetry attest to this. From this standpoint, this paper sets out to demonstrate that Gwangwa’a, Takwi and Besong in their respective collections, Cry of the Destitute (1995) People Be Not Fooled (2004) and Disgrace: autobiographical narcissus, (2007) express anger and frustration with regard to the dismal and abysmal state of socio-political affairs in Cameroon which culminate in the rejection of the neocolonial political systems. The argument of this paper is predicated on the premise that third generation Anglophone Cameroonian poets like Gwangwa’a, Takwi and Besong are radical and revolutionary in their poetic works because they use their poetic works to protest against victimization, oppression and lack of social justice in the Cameroonian society. They are as angry as they are impatient. Their poetic works are artistic missiles and arsenals that embody the rhetoric of violence. Drawing largely from the socialist realism of Lukacsian-Marxist artistic paradigms, this study underscores the fact that Gwangwa’a, Takwi and Besong’s poetic vision aspires to explore and capture the reality in the Cameroonian society. Thus, this study reveals that this poetry has made conscientisation, revolts and violence its campaign themes to overcome the impedimenta that have made life a real drudgery and nightmare.