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Literature in English NECO question 2020

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    NECO Literature Drama
    and Poetry Answers
    The NECO Literature in English Drama &
    Poetry answers will be posted here
    tomorrow during the NECO English
    Literature drama and poetry exam.
    NECO Lit. Drama and Poetry Answers
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    Today’s Literature Drama and Poetry
    Answers:
    (3) wara is a stranger in mandoland too
    but has lived there long enough to detest
    being called stranger, and She is also in
    love with Kindo, She not born in
    Mandoland, her mother was taken prisoner
    by one of mando’s warriors during the war;
    her mother ran away after giving birth to
    her.
    Wara cautions kindo form doing anything
    which will anger the spirit, Wara is the only
    Kindo’s woman that will be sexually
    assaulted by Whitehead. Maligu and soko
    lot abduction into a sack and then take to
    whitehead’s compound. she fortunately
    escapes.
    For her love for Kindo, she is ready to risk
    anything to be with him, likes to follow him
    everywhere and Kindo is not comfortable
    with that as a warrior. Her love for Kindo is
    so intense that she refuses to leave with
    her grandfather to their homeland but
    remains in Mandoland in order to be with
    Kindo. In a way, her mother is seen as a
    slave ofthe Mando people. This reality
    poses a great threat to her relationship
    with Kindo. This is why Kindo cannot take
    her to the palace.
    Even though she has absolute faith in
    Kindo, she is still very mindful of her
    integrity as a woman and also respects the
    customary norms of her society. This is
    one of the reasons she resists Kindo
    having her just anywhere and pushes to be
    taken to the palace. Wara’s steadfastness
    in preventing Whitehead from raping her is
    indicative of the resilience of the
    bloggingAfrican space to Western
    plundering schemes.
    (5) [Pick two]
    (i)Charles Marlow:
    Charles Marlow, the play’s central male
    character, is a modest and well-educated
    man who has set out to court Kate
    Hardcastle. Believing the Hardcastle home
    to be an inn, Marlow is rude to Mr.
    Hardcastle, whom he thinks is the
    innkeeper. Marlow is extremely shy around
    upper-class women, becoming a nervous,
    bumbling fool in their presence. But around
    women below his status, he becomes a
    confident and dashing rogue.
    (ii)Miss Kate Hardcastle:
    Miss Hardcastle is the other central
    character and the one who does the titular
    stooping. The daughter of Mr. Hardcastle,
    she shows her father great respect and
    love. Unlike Mr. Hardcastle, she
    appreciates the town and all it offers. Kate
    is cunning, posing as a maid to deceive
    Marlow—attracted as he is to women of
    lower status—into falling in love with her.
    Kate sees that in order for her relationship
    with Marlow to blossom, she must
    drastically alter her personality.
    (iii) Tony Lumpkin:
    Tony Lumpkin is Mrs. Hardcastle’s son and
    Mr. Hardcastle’s stepson. He is a
    mischievous and uneducated playboy who
    is fond of gambling and performing at the
    alehouse. Lumpkin is promised in marriage
    to Constance Neville, his cousin. However,
    because he despises Constance, he goes
    to great lengths to help her and Hastings
    elope to France. The joke that he plays on
    Marlow—convincing him that the
    Hardcastle home is an inn—is the central
    deception that drives the plot forward.
    (iv) Mr. Hardcastle:
    Mr. Hardcastle is a level-headed man who
    is in love with all things old. He despises
    the town and its follies, preferring instead
    to recount the tales of his time at war. He
    cares very deeply for his daughter, and he
    is the one who arranges the marriage
    between Kate and Marlow. Despite being
    greatly insulted by Marlow’s initial
    treatment of him, he manages to keep his
    temper and, after realizing the deception
    and misunderstanding at work, forgives
    Marlow and consents to Marlow’s marriage
    to Kate.
    (v)Mrs. Hardcastle:
    The mother of Tony and the wife of Mr.
    Hardcastle, Mrs. Hardcastle is a corrupt
    and greedy widow. She desires the
    socialite lifestyle of the London elite and
    often complains that she and her husband
    never entertain. She spoils Tony, and her
    love for him blinds her to his flaws. She
    promises Tony to Constance in marriage in
    an attempt to keep her inheritance within
    the family and to take advantage of
    Constance’s social standing. Mrs.
    Hardcastle’s greed and vanity prevents her
    from seeing Tony’s dislike of Constance.
    SECTION II
    (7)
    *The Value and Purpose of Dreams*
    A Raisin in the Sun is essentially about
    dreams, as the main characters struggle to
    deal with the oppressive circumstances
    that rule their lives. The title of the play
    references a conjecture that Langston
    Hughes famously posed in a poem he
    wrote about dreams that were forgotten or
    put off.
    He wonders whether those dreams shrivel
    up “like a raisin in the sun.” Every member
    of the Younger family has a separate,
    individual dream—Beneatha wants to
    become a doctor, for example, and Walter
    wants to have money so that he can afford
    things for his family. The Youngers
    struggle to attain these dreams throughout
    the play, and much of their happiness and
    depression is directly related to their
    attainment of, or failure to attain, these
    dreams. By the end of the play, they learn
    that the dream of a house is the most
    important dream because it unites the
    family.
    The Need to Fight Racial Discrimination
    The character of Mr. Lindner makes the
    theme of racial discrimination prominent in
    the plot as an issue that the Youngers
    cannot avoid. The governing body of the
    Youngers’ new neighborhood, the
    Clybourne Park Improvement Association,
    sends Mr. Lindner to persuade them not to
    move into the all-white Clybourne Park
    neighborhood.
    Mr. Lindner and the people he represents
    can only see the color of the Younger
    family’s skin, and his offer to bribe the -
    Youngers to keep them from moving
    threatens to tear apart the Younger family
    and the values for which it stands.
    Ultimately, the Youngers respond to this
    discrimination with defiance and strength.
    The play powerfully demonstrates that the
    way to deal with discrimination is to stand
    up to it and reassert one’s dignity in the
    face of it rather than allow it to pass
    unchecked.
    (8)
    Role And Character Of Ruth.
    Walter’s wife and Travis’s mother. Ruth
    takes care of the Youngers’ small
    apartment. Her marriage to Walter has
    problems, but she hopes to rekindle their
    love. She is about thirty, but her weariness
    makes her seem older. Constantly fighting
    poverty and domestic troubles, she
    continues to be an emotionally strong
    woman.
    Ruth is in some ways like a typical
    housewife of the 1950s. She makes
    breakfast, cleans the house, supports her
    husband, and keeps her own desires to
    herself. Unlike the stereotypical 1950s
    housewife, though, she also goes out into
    the world and works her butt off. Not only
    does she struggle to maintain her own
    household, she goes out to work in the
    households of rich white people as well.
    Ruth is a “soft” personality type. She is not
    aggressive; she just lets life “happen” to
    her. She is the “worn-out wife” with a
    tedious, routine lifestyle. Hansberry
    describes Ruth as being “about thirty” but
    “in a few years, she will be known among
    her people as a “settled woman”. Ruth has
    only simple dreams and would be content
    to live out her life being moderately
    comfortable. Her biggest dream blossoms
    only after Mama’s news of the possibility
    of their moving to a better neighbourhood.
    Ruth is easily embarrassed and tries too
    hard to please others. When George
    Murchison arrives in the middle of Walter
    and Beneatha’s frenzied African dance,
    Ruth is overly apologetic to George about
    their behaviour. When Walter and Beneatha
    argue, Ruth asks Walter not to bring her
    into their conflict. And even though Ruth is
    annoyed by Lena’s (Mama’s) meddling, she
    still allows her mother-in-law to influence
    her at times about the correct way to raise
    Travis.
    Very low key, Ruth reveals the most
    emotion when Mama tells her that they
    may not be able to move; it is only then
    that Ruth assertively expresses her views.
    Lacking education and sophistication, Ruth
    relies upon the suggestions, advice, and
    even what she thinks might be the wishes
    of others. Her husband Walter is incredibly
    dissatisfied with his life, and he constantly
    takes it out on her. Ruth is far from a
    doormat and tells her husband off when he
    starts acting like a jerk.
    However, it is clear in the play that the
    turmoil in her marriage is taking a real toll
    on Ruth. She often seems irritable,
    depressed, and at times sinks into despair.
    This all comes to a head for Ruth, when
    she finds out she is pregnant and
    considers an abortion. In the ’50s, an
    abortion would have been (i) illegal and
    (ii) dangerous. But according to Mama:
    “When the world gets ugly enough – a
    woman will do anything for her family. The
    part that’s already living.” Though Ruth
    hates the idea of aborting her child, she
    feels it’s the best decision for her
    financially strapped family. In the end,
    though, Ruth chooses to keep her child.
    She finds hope in the fact that the younger
    family will soon be moving out of their
    cramped, roach-infested apartment and
    into a new house. She’ll still have to work
    to help pay the mortgage, and they’ll all
    have to deal with the racist backlash of
    living in a white neighbourhood.
    SECTION III
    [Pick any three]
    (9)
    (i) Diction and Imagery:
    Generally, the poet’s diction is quite simple
    and easy to understand. The sentences
    and other constructions are normal
    mainstream ones. These make the poem
    quite enjoyable, Furthermore, the images
    that the poet evokes in Vanity help in our
    easy appreciation of the themes they
    convey to us.
    (ii) Repetition:
    Like everywhere else in poetry, repetition is
    used here to emphasize the seriousness
    the persona attaches to the issues he
    raises.
    In Vanity, however, the use of repetition is
    quite extensive.
    (iii) Parallelism
    The poet’s repetitive use of parallel
    grammatical structures succeeds in helping
    us enjoy the flow of his thoughts. It also
    makes it possible for us to follow his line
    of argument with relative ease.
    Significantly, parallelism in Vanity
    reinforces the deep sense of urgency the
    poet attaches to the African situation.
    (iv) Apostrophe and Monologue:
    The persona appears to be addressing an
    audience that is not directly in his
    presence. This is what the literary device
    known as apostrophe is all about.
    And since his audience is only imaginary,
    the whole poem becomes a monologue – a
    one-person conversation.
    The poet’s use of such personal pronouns
    as we, our, their portrays the poem as
    both an apostrophe and a monologue.
    These are effective in making the tone of
    the poem interactive.
    (v) Rhetorical Question:
    A rhetorical question is used when a
    speaker poses a question without
    expecting any response from the audience.
    The poet makes copious use of the
    rhetorical question in the poem Vanity.
    They largely go to underline the persona’s
    reflective mood and his concerned attitude
    or tone.
    SECTION IV
    (11)
    “The Schoolboy” is a Romantic poem. The
    Romantic era was marked by a celebration
    of nature as the embodiment of perfection.
    Apart from Williams Blake, other notable
    Romantic poets include John keats, Percy
    B Shelley, William Wordsworth and Samuel
    Taylor Coleridge. English poets who have
    their writings categorized as Romantic
    poems unambiguously display their love for
    nature and peace that nature embodied.
    In “The Schoolboy”, nature becomes a
    means of facilitating healing at different
    levels of life. Romantic poets believed in
    the use of their imagination to explore
    literary creativity as a means of deifying
    nature. They subscribe to the idea that the
    only way to achieve satisfaction for the
    soul is to have a profound power of
    imagination and to also be radical and non-
    conformists, hence they are perceived to
    be irrational and daring as they aspire to
    do things differently. Romantic poets
    idolize nature and regard it as a great
    source of inspiration or muse.
    Romanticists believe that the Industrial
    Revolution made the world artificial and
    sterile, making it lose its humanity and
    humaneness in the process.
    They found solace in escaping in the
    beautiful world of nature. Intensive formal
    education was one of the fallouts of the
    Industrial Revolution and as seen in the
    poem, Blake maintains that education
    takes away the individual’s sense of
    fulfilment and quest for adventure. As a
    romantic poem, “The Schoolboy”
    celebrates and appreciates and condemns
    every form of human and societal
    restriction placed on it. It also critiques
    the destruction of childhood innocence as
    a result of the emphasis placed on the
    importance of classroom education. in
    other words the poetic persona is a young
    boy who is happy when he wakes up to see
    the dawn of a new and delightful summer
    morning. Summer, for the Romanticists,
    was the season of beauty and unparalleled
    bliss and joy. The boy is amused by the
    chirping of the birds announcing a new
    dawn, he is also fascinated by the
    melodious sounds coming from the
    hunter’s horn, sounding from a distant field
    and the mellow tunes from the skylark
    bird. All these experiences from the
    natural world attract the boy to the extent
    that he exclaims “Oh what sweet
    company!”.
    The boy, in search of a practical solution
    to his predicament, makes an appeal to his
    parents. It is apparent in his Iamentation
    that he is of the view that if a promising
    child like him, is removed from the source
    of his happiness and joy, nature, he would
    not be able to flourish.
    NECO Literature
    Objectives and Essay
    Answers 2020 (Expo)
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    posted here on the day of the NECO
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