CONFLICT ANALYSIS OF THE TRADITIONAL AND WESTERN CULTURE A CASE STUDY OF WOLE SOYINKA DEATH AND KINGS HORSEMAN

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CONFLICT ANALYSIS OF THE TRADITIONAL AND WESTERN CULTURE A CASE STUDY OF WOLE SOYINKA DEATH AND KINGS HORSEMAN

ABSTRACT

Conflict is a disagreement or clash between people, ideas; or in the case of our study, cultures. Therefore, culture becomes a unique and sentimental phenomenon that is not only cherished but also protected dearly by an individual as well. Thus, a literature has become the means through which cultural sentiments are projected and expressed. For a long time, Africans in particular, have been subjected to cultural imposition and displacement of western culture. This report aimed at examining the Eurocentric psyche that considers westernization superior. This study has adopted the sociological theory by focusing on Soyinka’s texts; The Lion and the Jewel and Death and the King’s Horseman because they best suit our study. We discussed these conflicts through societal norms and belief system, psychological conflict andgeneration gap

 

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