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The Presentation of Gender and Sexuality in the Lion & the Jewel and Marriage of Anansewa

By Nneoma Onyenweuwa

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Thus work looks on the cultural and social placement of both male and female in an African society.

Presentation of gender and sexuality in the lion and the jewel’ by Wole Soyinka. As opposed to sex which refers to biological characteristics, gender is culture based-in the light of transitivity and critical discourse analysis, consciously or unconsciously has represented male character as strong, power and metaphorically as a lion, a symbol of irresistible power, they are also portrayed as initiator, doer of something and commander in chief, the king, while their female counterparts (Sidi, Sadiku) are represented as goals and beneficiaries of men’s actions and associated with processes of sensing and of emotion. In the lion and the jewel, women are really considered second sex, essentially created for serving men.

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