The trials of brother jero and the strong breed

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The Trials of Brother Jero & The Strong Breed by Wole Soyinka

THE TRIALS OF BROTHER JERO. As Michael Smith describes: Brother Jero is a self-styled prophet, an evangelical con man who ministers to the gullible and struts with self-importance over their dependence on him. The play follows him through a typical day: He acts as kind of tourist guide, displaying himself to the audience, explaining, demonstrating how he manages to live by his wits. He is pursued and cursed by his aged mentor, whose territory he has taken over. He is besieged by a woman creditor who turns out to be the tyrannical wife of his chief disciple. He converts a pompous, painfully timid Member of Parliament with prophecies of a ministerial post. And all day he tries to resist the endless temptation of beautiful women, the play is delightfully picturesque and entertaining. (8 men, 6 women.) THE STRONG BREED. As outlined by Michael Smith: The play refers to a folk tradition by which one person becomes the carrier of community evil and symbolically purifies the village in an annual ritual. The hero is Eman, a stranger who has come to this particular village to act as teacher and share his education. Those who have much to give, he says, must do so in total loneliness. On the night of the purification ceremony he learns that Ifada, a helpless idiot boy whom he has befriended, has been selected as carrier and victim; and he is driven by compassion to take Ifadas part in the ritual. The crisis brings back memories. We learn that Emans father was a carrier and that Eman has fled the family tradition of symbolic sacrifice. We also learn of Omae, the young Emans betrothed, whom he left for many years to pursue his personal destiny and who died soon after his return.Now Eman accepts his past and discovers, I am very much my fathers son-one of the strong breed who must take these responsibilities upon themselves-and at the end of the play is caught in a trap at the sacred trees and killed. (12 men, 5 women.)
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The Trials of Brother Jero and the Strong Breed

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The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Soyinka, Wole. Five Plays. Oxford University Press, The Strong Breed was first performed there in In The Trials of Brother Jero, Soyinka uses the overlapping lives of three main characters to explore themes such as corruption and abuse of power. The action unfolds near a fishing village in southern Nigeria, over the course of a matter of days.

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