International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2016)

The use of dramatic language in wole Soyinka’s the trials of brother Jero


Dr. Fatiou Akambi Raïmi

Brother Jero is a self-proclaimed prophet who preaches religion but does not put it into practice like many other religious leaders who deceive their disciples under an appearance of a man of God. He has a treacherous way of enrolling worshippers among whom are counted poor and rich people, workers and politicians. He also uses a dishonest trick to maintain them in the church like customers in a company, for his selfish profits. The purpose of this research paper is less to give an account of his behaviors with his followers than to study Wole Soyinka’s use of dramatic language in the play, particularly to show how Brother Jero is revealed as a prophet at the antipodes of religion. The dramatic language itself, with its verbal and nonverbal elements, along with semiotics, are the two approaches chosen to reach that goal.
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Dr. Fatiou Akambi Raïmi. The use of dramatic language in wole Soyinka’s the trials of brother Jero. International Journal of English Research, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2016, Pages 09-12
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