Weep not child - NgugiPaper Rating: Word Count: 1177 Approx Pages: 5
Conflicts have a vast impact upon the development of the plot in weep not child
Weep not child, is novel by an African writer, Ngugi. The plot of this novel is generally about a boy and the hardships he goes through in the course of his life. Conflict is one of the main themes of this novel, and it helps in the development of the plot. The characterization of the people in the novel are mainly a result of the situation they are present in, which is mostly due to the conflicts surrounding each of the character. In the novel, conflicts have come in a variety of forms, e.g. political, cultural, and class struggles. I will explore each of these conflicts in further detail, and prove that conflict plays a key role in making this story remarkable.
The most noticeable conflict present in this novel is the political conflict. It can be seen that this novel is set at the colonial times; this was when the British were ruling over Africa. "Later, our fathers were taken captives in the first Big War to help in a war whose cause they never knew. And when they came back? Their land was taken away for a settlement of the white soldiers. Here it is seen that Africans dislike the British ruling there, and taking over their lands.