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Shvoong Home>Books>THE LION AND THE JEWEL Review

THE LION AND THE JEWEL

Book Review   by:EROMONSELE     Original Author: PROF WOLE SOYINKA
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The lion in this play is Baroka the Bale of ILUJINLE and Sidi, the chief character of this play is the jewel. She is a maiden very pretty .Lakunle who is a school teacher is in love with Sidi. Baroka, Bale of Ilujinle ,is equally in love with her and wants her for marriage. The Bale is rich, has many wives and known to be very deceitful or fox-like. He is also corrupt. He uses his position to expliot the poor villagers for his egoism. Lakunle is educated in the western ways and makes no pretence in his anger for his tradition. Sidi well tutored in the tradional rules of the people. This is what set the conflict of this play. Lakunle and Baroka are in a struggle to have Sidi the village maiden. Lakunle hates all what tradition states concerning marriage. Bride price and other traditional rites that go with marriage. Lakunle delay or refusal to fulfill these rites delays his marriage with Sidi. Baroka the village Bale, capitalises on this and invents a trick and lures Sidi into sex. Sidi is made to believe that Baroka's genetal organ is no more functioning. She is told this by Baroka's first wife. She conivince Sidi to go and make a mockery of Baroka. It is in the process of this that Baroka is able to have sex with her. Baroka has succeeded in breaking her virginity. Sidi her no choice than to marry Baroka. Lakunle insist on marrying her but Sidi turns him down. The play ends with singers and dancers seizing the stage. This play is very interesting
Published: October 16, 2005   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what are motifs in the play? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    how is the author uses baroka to be satire ii the play View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    is the end satistifying ?explian ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    That sidi is an Consited person who married the bale,Baroka, and Lakunle is still inlove with her Monday, April 21, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the significance of the title of the play ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    this is when one thing symbolises another,baroka represents the lion which is brave .Sidi a jewel which is simple minded and intelligent Friday, April 04, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    who is a bale ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    the village chief Friday, April 04, 2014
  1. Answer  :    Baroka Thursday, March 06, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    WHAT ARE THE THEMES OF THE NOVEL ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    these are the major ideals in the play Friday, April 04, 2014
  1. Answer  :    lion and the jewel Wednesday, October 02, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    theme View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    about the bride price between lakunle and sidi their views ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Sidiis a village belle she beliefs in traditional ritual of paying bride price, she love lakunle but she want her bride price to be first paid in full, to prove that she is a virgin and valued. Lakunle is the village school teacher who admires western cultures and want to do thins in civilised way he love Sidi but he refuse to pay bride price he says it a savage custom and to pay a bride price is like buying an heifer from market like property. Thursday, March 06, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what impressions do we get of Baroka in the morning and noon sections of the play? would you say that thus far he deserves to win Sidi? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    baroka is introduced as bale the lion of ilujinle the king a living god among mans he deserve to be love by sidi the jewel because he is fox and cunning. Thursday, March 06, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    the voice of suppressed in lion and the jewel? View All
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  1. 1. yixuan

    I can't stand, I must be translated by some automatic tools

    so bad

    0 Rating Monday, October 17, 2005
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