Abstract The style of the man is the man and a skillful merger of, theme and style makes for the excellence of a literary style. Nwabueze appreciates the truth in this fact and, therefore, weaves a story that violates every known conversational principle but projects a pragmatic force that speaks more powerfully than ordinary words of the play, A Parliament of Vultures. This paper, therefore, explores the provisions of implicature in pragmatics to show how it is that Nwabueze uses ordinary words and sentences of English to send messages that have no direct relationship with the formal additive value of the linguistic medium of transmission. By this, the paper shows that language is an adaptable instrument for a fictional representation of events in real life.
The poem is made up of five stanzas, highly embellished with imagery and rhetorical questions. The mood of the poet is that of Worry or Anxiety and the tone is that of Concern. The poem is written in free verse poem as it does not have a consistent meter pattern. Plausibly, the poem in general is a poem of lamentation.
INTRODUCTION Philosophy as the love for wisdom beams its searchlight towards every aspect of human endeavour where knowledge could be acquired. However, to effectively carry out this task, it is sub-divided into different branches, with each focusing on a given aspect of reality. These divisions or branches of philosophy include Epistemology, Logic, Ethics, Aesthetic, and Metaphysics, etc. This work, however, centres on the branch of philosophy known as metaphysics. The aim is to undergo an extensive exposition of the meaning, nature, scope, and relevance of metaphysics to man and society. Accordingly, our discourse on the subject is categorized in that order. Experience has shown that the majority of those who misconceive and dread philosophy do so mainly with regard to the metaphysics aspect of it. Their grouse with metaphysics is that for them metaphysics is synonymous with occultism and mysticism. Besides, they complain that metaphysics is rife with abstract and hair-splitting terms. Part of the aim of this work is, therefore, to demystify metaphysics by presenting it in the simplest manner such that every class of people in the society can read and comprehend it without the assistance of a professional philosopher. Apart from presenting a detailed explanation of the meaning of metaphysics, other issues such as the sub-divisions of metaphysics as well as the basic elements or fundamental questions of metaphysics were adequately treated. The work was concluded with a consideration of the relevance of metaphysics to man and society.
The heroines of the play, Helena, also seems to chart the times with regard to the changing attitudes about proper female behavior and the nature of women in general. Like her rake counterpart, each heroine is to a certain extent frank about her sexual needs and desires. Helena declares to her sister that she has a healthy sexual appetite and curiosity. This acknowledgment of normal female sexual desire on the part of the playwrights indicates a shift from ideas found in earlier dramas of the century, that female expressions of sexual appetite automatically made a woman a whore. It is also a way for the heroines themselves to challenge the social limitations imposed by husbands, fathers, and brothers that parallels and competes with the rake-heroes' desire for freedom of sexual expression.
This study assessed the significance of monetary policy on inflationary rate in Nigeria from 1986 to 2016. Quarterly and yearly secondary data sourced from CBN Statistical Bulletin 2016 and World Bank Development Index 2016 were used in this study. The Vector Autoregressive Model (VAR) was used for the estimation. The following variables were analyzed: Exchange Rate (EXR), Inflation Rate (INFR), Broad Money Supply (BMS, Interest Rate (INTR) and reserve ratio (RR). Total Adult Population (ADP) Bank Branches (BB) and Commercial Bank Deposits (CBD) were also used to assess the strength and weakness of monetary policy on inflationary rate in Nigeria through financial exclusion. However, it was found out based on co integration test that there is a long run relationship between the variables employed, the causality test shows a very weak transmission effect between the variables. More so the VAR estimates shows that, interest rate, broad money and reserve ratio are not statistically significant, but expectedly exchange rate is significant and therefore accounts for the variations in inflationary rate in Nigeria. In the same vein the impulse response function shows that exchange rate, inflation rate and money supply responded to shocks on interest rate though in different dimensions and finally, the assessment of financial exclusion shows that, the rate of exclusion has been decreasing overtime but still very high and far more than the rate of inclusion which has rendered monetary policy ineffective and inefficient in tackling inflation in Nigeria. Consequently, it was recommended that: The government should ensure proper coordination of policy instruments so that policy measures are can be transmitted or channeled in order to effectively meet and control target objectives especially inflationary rate in Nigeria. Also the government should ensure exchange rate stability and most importantly our multiple exchange rate system which is detrimental to our economy
In my opinion, the word Social has to do with the society, while Business on the other hand deals with any profitable venture. Adding the two words together in my own language has to deal with doing or creating a profitable venture for the members of the society. My understanding of social business is helping the poor and needy to be economically stable and be financially independent. It strives either to bridge or narrow the gap between the needed and rich.
In a nut shell, the heroic figure in the play is undoubtedly the duchess. She is stoically accepts her fates and constantly takes the lead in her relationship with Antonio. Her strong character is a typical of Jacobean tragedies.