Analyze bad traits which should not be adopted in Tanzanian context By using Two Characters
Using characters from two novels you have studied under this section, analyze bad traits which should not be adapted in Tanzanian context. Provide three points from each novel.
Characters are living and non-living things used by the writers of a given literary work in order to convey a message to the people concerned. In the novels PASSED LIKE A SHADOW by B. Mapalala and UNANSWERED CRIES by
Osman Conteh the aouthors have shown various bad traits which should not be adopted in Tanzania context.
Starting with PASSED LIKE A SHADOW the following are the bad traits shown by the author which should not be adopted in the Tanzania context.
Drunkenness as shown by Adyeri, Drunkenness in the action of using alcohol and other recreational drinks which injurious to someone health. This shown by Adyeri in novel where he spends a lot of money to get alcohol and become drunkard.
This is bad trait and should not be adopted in Tanzania context because it leads to negative impacts such as increasing of poverty and street children.
Raping behaviour as shown by John, in the novel the author has shown raping as the bad trait. This is the practice of doing unwilling sex with someone. John rapes Abooki because she was not willing to have sex with him hence john puts drugs which causes a sleep to Abooki as to fulfill his will.
This is also bad trait which is practiced by many youths in Tanzania and should be abolished because it has negative impacts such as spreading of HIV/AIDS.
Prostitution as shown by Vicky, Tusiime and Kunihira. Prostitution is the commercial sex whereby people sell their bodies for the purpose of getting money. The author has shown prostitution is mostly influenced by poverty and peer pressure. Vicky, Tusiime and Kunihira engaged in prostitution due to poverty and peer pressure.
In our societies this is more common most of girls sells their bodies so as to get money for their basic needs such as food, clothes and shelter. This bad traits should not be adopted in Tanzania context.
In the novel UNANSWERED CRIES the author has shown the following bad traits that should not be adopted in Tanzania context.
Betrayal as shown by Edward Cole, this is the act of going against the agreement. In this novel the author has shown that Edward Cole betrays Olabisi by expressing her relationship in the court and feel ashamed in front of her father.
In our society most of people fail to reach their goals due to betrayal. This bad behavior should not be adopted in Tanzania context due to negative impact such as diminishing people’s rights.
Fornication as shown by Olabisi and Eddy, this is the practice of having sex before marriage. The author has shown that Olabisi and Eddy have engaged in pre-marital sex more than once.
In our societies there are people especially youths who are practicing this before marriage. This bad trait is against religious teachings so it should not be adopted in Tanzania context.
Superstition belief as shown by Makalay, this is the act of believing in the power of spirits and ancestors. She believes in the power of spirits. She trusts the spirits would make her childbirth difficult if she doesn’t obey them.
That’s why we see her humbly submitting herself to the fate of the spirits by saying ‘whatever the spirits say I will do’’ and ‘don’t say that. Please! I’m pregnant. This is a bad trait that should not be adopted in Tanzania context.
Conclusively, in Tanzania there are many bad traits that have been in place due to globalization. Therefore, the authors use their writings to create characters who will reveal and expose those bad traits that should be not adopted in Tanzania.