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Ambanasom\u27s Son of the Native Soil and the Western Concept of the Tragic Hero

By Denis Fonge Tembong

Abstract

In his article \u22Ambanasom\u27s Son of the Native Soil and the Western Concept of the Tragic Hero\u22 Denis Fonge Tembong discusses the view that although African and Western literatures are fundamentally different as they exhibit or represent distinct cultural values, they nevertheless share some common notions. The concept of a tragic hero is one of those convergent loci where the two literatures meet. With this in mind, Tembong examines in Aristotle\u27s and Shakespeare\u27s concepts of the tragic hero and demonstrates how the ideas exploited in Macbeth are similarly used in Shadrach A. Ambanasom\u27s Son of the Native Soil against the backdrop of African cultures and literatures

Topics: tragic hero, Abanasom, intercultural studies, American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Education, European Languages and Societies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film and Media Studies, Other Arts and Humanities, Other Film and Media Studies, Reading and Language, Rhetoric and Composition, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Television, Theatre and Performance Studies
Publisher: Purdue University
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:docs.lib.purdue.edu:clcweb-2011
Provided by: Purdue E-Pubs

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