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Neco 2016 Literature in English Objective & Prose Answers – june/July Expo

Neco 2016 Literature in English Objective & Prose Answers – june/July Expo

VERIFIED NECO 2016 LIT IN ENG QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Wednesday 15th June.
Paper III & IV: Objective & Prose – Literature in English 3:00pm – 5:15pm

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3)
i)Widowhood or The plight of widows
ii)Loneliness
iii) Humiliation
i)Widowhood or The plight of widows:
The theme of widowhood is the novel’s
central theme. The widows in Lonely Days
were subjected to pain and humiliation.
The widowhood experiences of Yaremi,
Dedewe, Fayoyin and Radeke are a
miscrosm of the plight of widows in the larger Nigerian society and in the African
continent as a whole. The author
condemns widow inheritance, forced
remarriage and other cultural practices
that subject widows to pain and
humiliation.
ii)Loneliness: Another important theme that runs through the novel is the theme of
loneliness. Yaremi was very lonely and
had to do most things by herself. For
instance, she had to appeal to Uncle Deyo,
Ajumobi’s friend to assist in mending her leaking roof and rebuilding the walls of
her house. 
iii) Humiliation: Yaremi suffered humiliation from extended relations who accused her of killing her husband. Dedewe, Fayoyin and Radeke also suffered humiliation. For instance, Dedewe was made to sit in a dark room by her husband’s corpse while Fayoyin’s hair was badly shaved. Hardwork or Diligence: The theme of diligence is expressed by Yaremi’s
industrious character. The author uses
several anecdotes to encourage
hardwork.
No 8)
MARY DALTON
Mary is a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dalton.She is born in a very wealthy family.Her death in the novel which Bigger is responsible for, marks the turning point of Native Son.Mary’s character defines her as a progressive personality as she defies social boundaries and even her parents by dating a communist(Jan).She is committed to improving the lives of the blacks both politically and personally in America.Mary is characterized by good intentions, but she is too young either to commit fully to her chosen course or to have a complex understanding of those people she wants to render help.
Another good character of Mary Dalton in the novel is her sense of hospitality; she tries to treat Bigger as a human being, but little does she know that Bigger might be surprised and confused by such unpreccedented treatment from the wealthy white daughter who happens to be his employer.As an anti-racist, Mary thinks that Bigger will embrace her friendship because to her, Bigger simply represents a political course she is fighting to achieve, that is bringing racism to an end in the blacks dominated Chicago.Through her friendly disposition, Mary portrays a lifestyle filled with humility, tolerance and high rate of submissiveness which is in sharp contrast with her father’s racial sentiments. She swallows her personal qualities,thoughts and background only to befriend Bigger because he is black, which is a social taboo to other whites racial champions.
In addition, Mary treats and cares for Bigger with thoughtless racism unlike the overt hypocrisy of her parents.Despite all her good thoughts and feelings for Bigger, she is tragically murdered by the same person she cares for(Bigger).To sum it up, Mary in her simple life, represents a new breed of America whose mission is terminated by a racial victim
No 3)
i)THEME OF LONELINESS AND WIDOWHOOD
This is the most dominant theme of the novel in which Bayo uses Yaremi and other widows to paint the pictures of loneliness and adverse conditions associated with widowhood.The sudden exit of Ajumobi leaves Yaremi in outer loneliness.As a widow, Yaremi is faced with both domestic and societal challenges.She talks and walks alone unlike when her bosom companion is alive who always cherishes and plays with Yaremi.With the marriage of Yaremi’s two daughters and long stay of her only son in the city of Ibadan, her state of loneliness is worsen.She has neither children nor husband to share her feelings with both in the day or in the night.
The presence of Woye in Yaremi’s house partially breaks her moments of solitude, yet she is psychologically lonely in that most of her ideas die inside her without second thought from anyone.Apart from Yaremi, Dedewe, Fayoyin and Radeke share their unique experiences of widowhood respectively.As widows,they are dehumarized above the permission of good conscience.Also, they are lured and forced into second marriage as legalized by the widows’ traditional injunction of Kufi Land.When Yaremi defies the cap-taking ritual; she is totally rejected by everyone;both men and women avoid her “like a leper”.Judging from what has befallen Yaremi, she has come to “a most painful continuation of her realization that it is going to be a lonely days”.
ii)THEME OF TRADITIONALISM AND SPIRUTUALISM
The theory of traditionalism is a belief that customs and traditions are more important for a society than modern ideas while spiritualism emphasizes a kind of belief that people who have died can send message to living people, usually through a medium.These two beliefs are well prominent in the novel.Yaremi being a women of neccessity is tied with these ideologies, thereby, she is being forced by tradition to go for a second marriage without options of choice and self determination.By the reason of traditional bottleneck,Lanwa is to inherit Yaremi as a second wife reasoning from the fact that he is Ajumobi’s half brother.
More so, the novel unveils the belief of spiritualism in the relationship of Ajumobi and Yaremi after his death.There are evidences in the novel where Ajumobi is conversing with Yaremi in dreams.The appearance of Ajumobi in many places in the novel shows the faith of the village in spiritualism.In addition, Kufi people are habituated to celebrating their ancestral gods and reverencing them.Thus, however, typifies spiritualism.
iii)THEME OF VICTIMIZATION AND INHUMANITY
It is not an over statement to say that widows in Kufi village are inside the hot pot of victimization.Consequent upon the death of their husbands,their simple lives are torn apart.They live under the mercy of their husbands’ relatives and inhuman tradition that is bent on molesting women, especially the widows.None of the widow in the novel goes scot-free from their male-superiors.Dedewi for instance gushes out blood amidst over-heated torture.Yaremi herself is emblematic of human abuse and supression.Her resistance to second marriage is the reason behind her excommunication and abuse of her fundamental human rights.She is not only ostracized but her belongings are confiscated by the village.It is expected that everybody must frown at inhumanity and victimization of the helpless ones around rather we must embrace one another in love and also defend the weaklings in our midst
6)
Matilda, the beautiful and good daughter
of Manfred, is intrigued by the portrait of
the young Alfonso the Good that hangs in
her castle. It is clear that she longs for
someone like Alfonso in her life. She
begins to get to know Theodore when he is imprisoned and realizes that he is a
man of quality. Matilda has never been close to her father and is trying to figure out why he is so intent on bringing Isabella back to the castle. When all of the men leave the castle to find Isabella, Matilda frees Theodore and insists that he leaves the castle to save his life. She has noticed that Theodore resembles the picture of the former prince, Alfonso, and she falls in love with him.
Before Manfred can find Isabella and
force her to marry him, a huge entourage
of knights and courtiers arrive in search
of Isabella. One of the knights,
unbeknownst to Manfred, is Frederic,
Isabella’s father. When Theodore escapes the castle, he goes to a wood, and finds a
cave. He accidentally meets up with
Isabella and vows to protect her. In the
meantime, all of Manfred’s men and
Vincenza, as well, are looking for
Isabella. Vincenza finds the cave, and Theodore fights with him, nearly mortally
wounding the man, without realizing that
Vincenza is Isabella’s father.

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