AN EVALUATION FEMI OSOFISAN ON WAR AND ITS EFFECTS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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AN EVALUATION OF FEMI OSOFISAN ON WAR AND ITS EFFECTS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN

ABSTRACT

Summary of Chapters

The first chapter has provided a general introduction into the concerns of the present study. It consequently lays a foundation for identifying its progression by providing relevance points that serve as the background to the study it also gives a caption for the problem that this work will attempt in the subsequent chapters. The second chapter of this research work covers the review of existing literature on the same field of study. The third chapter of this research work is the analysis Representation Of Women’s War Experiences In Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun And Women Of Owu This chapter covers the careful exploration of Women as Heroines and Anti-Heroines in Morountodun; it involves how Women as Victims and Villains in Women of Owu. The fourth chapter also examines A Comparative Evaluation Of  Violence In Morountodun By Femi Osofisan

Conclusion

Femi Osofisan’s plays, Morountodun and Women of Owu, expose the historical and sociological experiences of women in war situations. Representing women as heroines, victims, or villains of war, both plays juxtapose their characters’ fate to the fate and status of women in mythico- historical texts on Yoruba historical wars. Whereas Women of Owu explores the detrimental effects of war on women’s bodies and minds as well as the lack of trust and solidarity among women, emphasizing the dehumanization, powerlessness, and economic subordination faced by women in a patriarchal society, Morountodun upholds resilient and strong women characters who, sacrificing themselves for the greater good, become active participants in history, intrepid warriors, and cultural

 

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