Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

You searched for subject:(M Z K). One record found.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


Stellenbosch University

1. Satyo, Priscilla Nomsa. Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives.

Degree: PhD, African Languages, 2001, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study aims at highlighting a crucial aspect of Xhosa drama: The portrayal of the role women have been forced culturally to assume in society. A selection of Xhosa plays from three periods (1958 - 1965; 1974 - 1982; and 1988 - 1997) is examined. In the process of the study, the analysis and the interpretation of these dramas as well as the depiction of women characters is examined. Authors of the ten dramas under study advocate change through the powerful forces of gender stereotypes and culture distortions. The attributes that the authors commonly ascribe to women characters are passivity, irrationality, compliancy and incorrigibility. An examination of the reasons behind this proliferation of these female stereotypes and the lack of realistic women characters is undertaken. The study posits reasons why particular stereotypes appear in the works of several authors over a period of time. The women characters are products of social conditioning, that is, ideals or counter-ideals of the prevailing values of the authors' culture. They are a symbolic fulfillment of the writers' needs. The broad cultural perspectives of the authors also shape the texts they produce. These dramas treat issues and themes, which become central to the formal and structural ordering of the drama. Such themes have an impact at times on form and structure. In each case the ideology of the class represented by authors under study is indeed reflected in the text, to its detriment. The dominating themes in the ten dramas are forced marriages and women abuse. The authors are so preoccupied with injustices against women that they distort certain cultural aspects by, for example, exaggeration. Women are constantly depicted as victims, while there are no indications in the authors' depictions of women that perceptions of their cultural role and status are in reality undergoing changes. The thesis is arranged as follows: Chapter 1 introduces the aim, the scope, the theories and the methods of the study. Chapter 2 deals with the development of plot within episodes in the dramas of the first literary period (1958 - 1965). These episodes depict the different phases of the dramas. A critical evaluation of the dramas by motivating their positive and negative aspects is undertaken. Chapter 3 deals with the development of plot within episodes in the dramas of the second literary period (1974 - 1982). As in the first literary period, a critical evaluation of the dramas by motivating their positive and negative aspects is examined. Chapter 4 deals with the development of plot within episodes in the dramas of the third literary period (1988 - 1997). A critical evaluation of the dramas by motivating their good and bad points is undertaken. Chapter 5 deals with woman as character in Xhosa dramas under study. A detailed analysis of the main woman character in each drama is undertaken. Furthermore, a critical summary of how the woman has been portrayed in the dramas is presented. Chapter 6 presents… Advisors/Committee Members: Du Plessis, J. A., Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of African Languages..

Subjects/Keywords: Tamsanqa, Witness K.  – Characters  – Women; Mmango, A. M., 1925-  – Characters  – Women; Mtingane, Amos  – Characters  – Women; Jongilanga, D. M.  – Characters  – Women; Qangule, Z. S.  – Characters  – Women; Mtywaku, D. T.  – Characters  – Women; Mkonto, B. B.  – Characters  – Women; Mcimeli, Rayman F.  – Characters  – Women; Mothlabane, H. E.  – (Hlumela Elephylet), 1953-  – Characters  – Women; Ngewu, L. L.  – (Lubabalo Livingstone), 1950-  – Characters  – Women; Xhosa literature  – 20th century  – History and criticism; Women in literature; Culture in literature

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Satyo, P. N. (2001). Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives. (Doctoral Dissertation). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/52615

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Satyo, Priscilla Nomsa. “Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives.” 2001. Doctoral Dissertation, Stellenbosch University. Accessed May 25, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/52615.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Satyo, Priscilla Nomsa. “Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives.” 2001. Web. 25 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Satyo PN. Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Stellenbosch University; 2001. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/52615.

Council of Science Editors:

Satyo PN. Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Stellenbosch University; 2001. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/52615

.