The portrayal of polygamy in Matlosa's novel Mopheme
Belle, Mandisa Annie
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This study consists of six chapters. Chapter One is the introductory chapter. It identifies the problem, highlights its aims and objectives. It defines concepts and concludes with a literature review and the scope of the study. Chapter Two gives an overview of the theoretical framework paying special attention to psychoanalytic theory which forms the cornerstone of the study. It provides a literary explanation with regard to the nature of polygamy as well as the challenges inherent in polygamous marriages. Chapter Three serves as a prelude to critique how Lesokolla‟s behavioural patterns affected him as a polygamist. Chapter Four focuses on the problems experienced by the society of King Phefomoloha as a result of Lesokolla‟s polygamy. Chapter Five pursues the critique further, this time discussing the impact that Lesokolla‟s polygamy had on the child Tshitso and her mother Botle. Chapter Six is the final chapter of the study. It embodies a general conclusion that is informed by the findings of the study undertaken. It concludes with the suggestions and recommendations for future research in the field of the Basotho and polygamy in their culture, as represented in selected literature artefacts.
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