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Fofo who is confused, wants to know why the death of Baby T should necessitate an attempted rape on her, why Poison should get angered about a mother being told of her daughter’s demise.
Hence Maa Tsuru explains how poison came to the house to turn her into leper. Apparently, Poison had come to the house to openly reveal how Maa Tsuru released Baby T into prostitution and made money out of her demise. As a wicked person, Poison had threatened to replace Baby T with Fofo if Maa Tsuru or others involvement in the deal make him unhappy.
Fofo is vexed, protests her mother’s persistence that she should go away, and ponders where her mother wants her to go, especially when she lacks the wherewithal. She demands something better from her mother who has none to offer but Maa Tsuru regrets what she thinks “should not have happened”. The above made Fofo inquire if her father is still her mother’s husband.
Frustrated and weeping, Maa Tsuru decided to warn her daughter not to speak to her anyhow. Fofo is not impressed. Maa Tsuru prays silently for an end to her experience, after her daughter had told her she never wanted to come to her and her mother had shown surprise.
Later, fofo calmly asked why Poison is angry about Maami Borni coming to tell Baby T’s death to her mother and if anyone has spoken of what really happened.
Lastly, Maa Tsuru’s laments do not impress Fofo and later shows lack of concern to her mother’s consoling words; if she liked the plastic bag in the room. She(Fofo) meets Ordaley outside and inform that all is not right, they left afterwards.
In conclusion, this episode shows how decayed and depraved Shana society is in the book “faceless”
Although the play, there is a host of irresponsible men paraded. Muted leaves Maa Tsuru because he thinks she is cursed after having four children with her, he leaves her with no financial help. Nii Kpakpo preys on her and also leaves her after two children and also leaving her astray. He sexually molests his step daughter, Baby T. There is Dina, the founder of MUTE, whose husband left four years after their marriage because they had no child. Onko is the fetish relative who rapes Baby T and bribes his way out of trouble. He eventually murders her in bid to change his financial woes. Instead of working hard, he believes the herbalists ritual will perform an immediate miracles on his business. The only man who says with his family in the novel is Kabira’s husband and he isn’t exactly portrayed in a good light. He’s stingy and does not help out in the house. He nags his wife and his more interested in his image than the comfortability of Kabira who uses her old car, creamy to do all the house runs without help from her husband
Alani, the third child of yaremi reject his ancestry by living ibadan for a long time. As a son to Ajumobi he is the heir and the right person to inherit his property. But his concerns are entirely different and values are not the same with those of the villagers too,he adopted an individualistic attitude to life, a sharp contrast to the laufi villager’s communistic deposition to the world around them.He is neither concerned about the well-being of his old mother nor his late father’s properties which he is the rightful owner of the properties.
Alani was advice by Uncle Dayo of his responsibilitiy as the only son of his father, he tell him of the continuity of life which even plants and animals obey.
The last moment of Max to bigger was a result of seeing the convicted bigger in other to satisfies Biggers thirst for max’s company. He believes that the only person to whom he can freely unburden his mind and who can really connect with him emotionally is Max.
Bigger is woken up from an uneasy sleep by the guard who announces the presence of his lawyer ,Max. For a moment, the lawyer and the client look at each other before finally shaking hands. The atmosphere is uneasy as as silence takes over as soon as Bigger acknowledges the receipt of the telegram sent earlier by the lawyer. The telegram had conveyed the news of the failure of efforts to get the state Governor to intervene to save Bigger’s life. After a lot of emotional struggle, Bigger manages to break the silence but his speech falters. He acknowledged Max’s efforts and notes that the lawyer is not to blame for Hus plight . He had forseen this concerns himself
Noticing Bugger’s struggle with his speech ,Max comes to his aid by asking if there is anything he could do for him . Not knowing how to give expression to his thoughts,Bigger runs to the door and clutches the steel bar in his hands. In spite of Max’s promptings ,he cannot express his thought and he feels that Max does not know what he want. Perhaps, Max has removed him from his concerns. With a great deal of efforts ,Buggers again ,manages to tell Max that he is glad to know him before dying ,thought this is not what he wanted to say. Max replies in kind ,noting that as an old person he would soon die too . Bigger tells him that he remembers their talk the other night and how important, humbling and enlightening it has been to him
Later on,bigger feels that max has understood what he wants and promptly seizes the opportunity to unburden his mind. He tells max that that it was the murder of Mary which made him see himself and other people differently. While admitting that he is not trying to dodge what is ahead since he had already foreseen it,he adds that we never meant to hurt anybody. He did so because he felt he had to,as they were,” Crowding me to close”. He feels that his action were some sort of natural reaction to those people preventing him from getting what he wanted. He thought those people were hard, and he also acted hard. then ,he confesses that he is not hard at all,not even “a little bit”.He is ,however ,determined to go to his death without crying openly to the satisfaction of his killers,though he may be crying inside of himself.
Max leads Bigger to the window and tells him to look at the buildings in the loop. He informs Bigger that though they are made of steel and stone,the buildings are held in place by the belief of men, men like Bigger himself who were kept hungry and in need. The same feelings were responsible for their growth and multiplication bit they cannot grow again because of the greed of few men. In addition ,the men inside the buildings have started to doubt,like Bigger himself did.
He advises Bigger to worry less about life and die freely .He observes that Bigger is trying to believe in himself but others opinions about him have made this difficult. Because others have labelled him bad ,he doubt’s himself . Max further let’s Bigger realize that those who hate him feel the same way he does
Bigger exhort Max to go home and that he is fine . He notes that going by Max’s speech ,he thinks he is right in his actions. Although he never meant to kill,he thinks “what I killed for must have been good”.
Max is terrified and he points out that is not what he meant . Bigger ignores his terrified look and requests him to tell his mother that he is alright and therefore not worry.
The portrayal of Bigger in this last episode underscores one of the major weakness of the protagonist. He is unfortunately inarticulate.
In the episode, Lawyer Max serves as the authorial voice in the implication of capitalism as the cause and nurturer of racial exploitation, racial discrimination and the general oppression of the working class. Here,the themes of race and class oppression are clearly highlighted.
Bigger berates himself for somehow failing to acquire more money during the murder and cover-up, feeling that he should have planned things more carefully. He visits Bessie and shows her the money. Bessie tells Bigger that his employers live in the same section of town as the Loeb family. They discuss a recent case in which Richard Loeb and his friend Nathan Leopold kidnapped a neighborhood boy, killed him, and tried to collect ransom money from the family. Bigger remembers the case and begins to concoct his own ransom plan. Bigger sees that Bessie is as blind as his family, as she uses liquor to blot out the pain of her life. He struggles over whether or not to trust her, but tells her that he has a big plan to obtain more money. Bigger tells Bessie that the Daltons’ daughter ran away with a “Red,” and that he took the money from Mary’s room after she disappeared. He says he wants to write a ransom note and collect more. He assures Bessie that Mary has disappeared for good, but Bessie is suspicious of how he knows for certain. When Bessie asks Bigger if he is involved with Mary’s disappearance, he threatens to beat her. He tells Bessie to retrieve the ransom money at a planned drop-off site, assuring her that he will be able to warn her if the money is marked or if the police are watching, as he works for the Daltons and will be privy to their plans. Bessie hesitantly agrees to help, so he gives her Mary’s money for safekeeping.
Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto displays many of the features that would become stereotypically Gothic, being deployed around ghosts and spirits. For example, the story takes place in a foreign country, in a medieval castle with towers and secret passageways. The castle is eerie and ominous, plagued by creaking hinges, trap doors clanging shut, the wailing of the wind, and the life-like quality of people in paintings.
Supernatural elements like ghosts, visions, mysterious suits of armor, and prophecies run through the novel. Though Walpole is often credited as the first Gothic novelist, such fanciful elements were in fact drawn from medieval romance, heroic tales in which knights often encountered marvels or supernatural phenomena on their adventures. Though the Gothic novel was always considered lowbrow literature even during the height of its popularity, before Walpole, “gothic” was looked down upon even more, and associated with barbarism. Walpole’s novel helped to change that, and his unfettered enthusiasm for the Middle Ages was extraordinary. One of many accomplishments he is well known for is Strawberry Hill, a faux-medieval castle Walpole built for himself and on which he based The Castle of Otranto.
Though many of the literary devices found in Otranto are now recognized as archetypically “Gothic,” Walpole’s novel indulged in humor in a way that later Gothic works such as Dracula and Frankenstein did not. Part of this is achieved merely by his presentation of Gothic and supernatural elements. For example, Conrad’s death by giant helmet, while tragic to the story’s characters, is completely absurd. The setting itself, often merely eerie in later Gothic works, is also occasionally humorous. The castle’s “deep and hollow groan” is “the effect of pent-up vapours” — in other words, the castle is farting.