Karakterisering in Bogosi Kupe van D.P.S. Monyaise
Pretorius, R. S. (Rigardt Samuel)
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Aim of the study The aim of this study was to determine how a character should be represented theoretically and to investigate the representation of the characters in Bogosi Kupe by D.P.S. Monyaise. Methodology It was decided to use an eclectic approach as the theories of various literature theorists were compared and the most suitable theoretical elements chosen. A conclusion was reached after a thorough literature study was completed. Contents of the study Chapter 1 This chapter consists of a brief introduction, the motivation, aim and methodology followed in this dissertation. Chapter 2 A biography of the author, D.P.S. Monyaise, is given in this chapter. The biography is deemed important for this study on the basis of the psychoanalytic approach. Chapter 3 A study of characters and characterisation is done in this chapter, and a theoretical framework determined. This information is then represented grammatically. Chapter 4 A synopsis of the story is given in Afrikaans so that students not fluent in Tswana can roughly follow the story. The characters are then classified on the basis of Greimas' actantial model. This classification is done on the grounds of each character's involvement with the intrigue of the story. In the following three chapters, the characters are analysed separately according to the theoretical framework proposed in chapter three. The separation of the characters rests on the classification done in chapter four, and the characters are therefore studied as follows: Chapter 5 Characters involved in the lovers' intrigue. Chapter 6 Characters involved in the captaincy intrigue. Chapter 7 Characters involved in both the intrigue structures. Chapter 8 The conclusion of the study. It has been shown that general literary theory can be applied to certain literature. Individual differences, for example cultural differences, however, necessitate certain adaptations. It has been determined from this study, therefore, that characterisation in D.P.S Monyaise's novel, Bogosi Kupe, can be analysed according to general literary theory.
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