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Examples Of Heteroglossia In Things Fall Apart



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I say who told you that this was your own fight to arrange the way it suits you? Achebe, p. Abram stresses that such voices are socially entwined as they struggle for space or the narrative position p. Critical and theoretical issues A concern which reverberates in this essay is the term multivoiced-ness, and heteroglossia. Hetero- glossia is the manifestation of more than one perspective or views in a text. Bakhtin notes that this is realised through language as characters interact. And every character has a zone from which he speaks from, this zone or ideological stance informs their language use p. Heteroglossia also means another speech in another language, or double-voiced discourse internalised in a text and it could be social and even a form of technique like ironic, parodic discourse, and even comic Bakthin, , p.

Heteroglossia, Multivoicedness and Multiple consciousnesses are metalanguages or technical terms introduced by Bakhtin to explain the manner of narration that is evident in the novel. When we say narration, we mean diegesis- how a story is told in such a way that one event or incident leads to another as characters interact Udumukwu , p. This idea is based on the notion that the novel is a discourse, a conversation where characters who inhabit the fictitious world or pseudo-uni- verse attempt to participate in the story-telling.

And as the narrative develops, each character takes a position based on the idea they support. For a better understanding of the term, we can compare the novel to a meeting where people are asked to express their opinion. The coordinator of the meeting can be described as the writer or narrator, and each time the coordinator tries to ensure that the meet- ing is coordinated properly his voice seems to loom larger than others.

However, other participants in the meeting are allowed to express their view. These views may conflict with the coordinator's view and may also align with it. Everybody participates in ensuring their voices are heard. Thus, there are many narrators in a novel. In fact, Bakhtin views contradict the idea of an all-knowing, one-source omniscient-narrator. And we cannot downplay the importance of language in construing this reality because the medium of expressing thoughts in a novel is through language.

It facilitates writers with the right mental frame and enable them produce novels that have the tension of a drama, the scope of an epic poem, the type of commentary found in an essay, and the imagery and rhythm of a lyric poem. Over the centuries writers have continually experimented with the novel form, and it has constantly evolved in new directions. Multivoicedness or double-consciousness can be explored at the level of the semantic universe or different world view inherent in a novel.

And for the purpose of clarity, we will further explore multivoicedness and double-conscious- ness from the angles of tradition and modernity. Tradition is represented at multiple levels in Arrow of God , we can think of tradition or the world view reflected through discourse in the novel, in terms of the views of the people of Umuaro and Ok- peri. This manifests as the voice of characters in terms of different perspectives. At this level, the voices that emerge are the voices championing the ways of life of the people of Umuaro and sometimes, these voices are in conflict. This tradition unfolds on the basis of i nteraction or conflict among the characters. There is a particular incident where this interaction or voices mani- fest and it is that scene where they discuss whether to carry the war to Okperi or not.

If we recall the interaction and the nature of the discourse, the manner of representation of this voice fall into what Bakhtin calls the voice of characters and inserted genre. The inserted genre manifests as dialogue. We must note that it is through dialogue that drama achieves its discourse, unlike the prose which realises its process of representation through diegesis. Thus, though, Arrow of God is a novel, there is a genre inserted into it, manifesting as dialogue which allows the characters to express their voice outside the voice of the narrator.

Also, worthy of note is that there is a grand narrator in Arrow of God, but in this scene of dialogue, the voice of the grand narrator is overshadowed often by the perspective of the characters which manifest as the characters through a forceful take- over of the floor expresses their view. We see this from the example below: I know, my father said this to me that when our village first came here to live the land be- longed to Okperi. It was Okperi who gave us a piece of land to live in. But they said to our ancestors - mark my words, the people of Okperi said to our fathers: We give you our Udo and our Ogwugwu, but you must call the deity we give you not Udo but the son of Udo, and not Ogwugwu but the son of Og- wugwu.

This is the story as I heard it from my father. If you choose to fight a man for a piece of farmland that belongs to him, I shall have no hand in it. Achebe, , p. The voice above is not also, that of the voice of the grand narrator, or that of the author. This is the story as I heard it from my father Achebe, , p. This is evident in the expression below: They said to our ancestors- mark my words, the people of Okperi said to our fathers: We give you our Udo and our Ogwugwu, but you must call the deity we give you not Udo but the son of Udo, and not Ogwugwu but the son of Ogwugwu.

The people of Okperi said to our fa- thers…. This is where the concept of double-voice comes to bear, for as a character speaks make utterances, the voices of other individuals re-echoes in his or her speech. This I further demonstrated in the speeches of the protagonist Ezeulu who seems to be the one holding the floor of the arena of discourse, while his mind is an omnibus of several voices. If you choose to fight a man for a piece of farmland that belongs to him, I shall have no hand in it Achebe, , p.

The expression mark my word draws the at- tention of the audience to the point where Ezeulu intends to tell them his own opinion, his own stand, which constitutes his voice. And his voice is marked by the expression, I shall have no hand in it. Thus by implication, Ulu is a god of justice. This conclusion is not clearly stated but is implied. He was one of the three people, in all the six villages who had taken the highest title in the land, Eru, which was called after the lord of wealth himself. Nwaka came from a long line of prosperous men and from a village which called itsel f first in Umuaro. Achebe , p. This is a lapse in the narrative which indicates that the overall narrator is not an omniscient narrator.

As the narrator refers to another narra- tor in other to sustain the veracity of the narrative. Another excerpt from our analysis is the speech of Nwaka which begins with a traditional mode of en- try of the Igbo people: Umuaro kwenu! Wisdom is like a goatskin bag; everyman caries his own. Knowledge of the land is also like that. Ezeulu has told us what his father told him about the olden days. We know that a father does not speak falsely to his son.

But we also know that the lore of the land is beyond the knowledge of many fathers. If Ezeulu had spoken about the great deity of Umuaro which he carries and which his fathers carried before him I would have paid attention to his voice. But he speaks about events which are older than Umuaro itself. I shall not be afraid to say neither Ezeulu nor any other in this village can tell us about these events. My father told me a different story. He told me that the people of Okperi were wander- ers. He told me three of four different places where they sojourned for a while and moved again. They were driven from Umuofia, then by Abame and Aninta.

Would they go today and claim all those sites? Would they have laid claim on our farmland in the days before the white turned us upside down? Elders and Ndichie of Umuaro, let everyone return to his house if we have no heart in the fight. We shall not be the first people who abandoned their farm land or even their homestead to avoid war. To do this, Nwaka inserts the genre of the proverb in his speech to validate his argument. And this is the voice of wisdom. Also, the speeches from Nwaka and Ezeulu create a kind of dilemma or conflicting voices in the mind of the people of Umuaro, as there were murmurs of approval and disapproval from the people of Umuaro but more of approval from the assembly of elders and men of the title Achebe, , p.

The views of Ezeulu and Nwaka generate confusion in the mind of the people of Umuaro, such that they are thrown into a dilemma, which manifests as a murmur. At this juncture, it is very important we note that what is known as view-point is predicated on ideology, especially the ideology of the person holding the floor of discourse. This ideology could be used to sway the people and also for personal interest as exhibited by Nwaka. In such situation of conflicting ideology, of dilemma and internal con- flict only, the dominant and most emotional appealing ideology prevails. This is evi- dent as he stresses that what he says also emanates from his father, making it very difficult to dis- credit his story, because of the respect the Igbo worldview has for the opinion of the elders, talk more of the ancestors.

He told me that the people of Okperi were wanderers. His expression also depicts him as an instigator of conflict with his neighbour as he pushes the people of Umuaro to go to war with Okperi. His voice gives him away as a troublesome person even as he tries to hide under the cloak of a patriot of Umuaro. From the traditional level, the voices inherent in Arrow of God from the analysis above are: 1. The voice of the overall narrator 2. The voice of Ezeulu 3. The voice of Nwaka 4. The next analysis of the text is from the semantic universe of modernity to show how multi-voicedness or double conscious manifest in Arrow of God: It was five years since Ezeulu promised the white man that he would send one of his sons to church.

But it was only two years ago that he fulfilled the promise. He wanted to satisfy himself that the white man had not come for a short visit but to build a house and live. But Ezeulu called him to his Obi and spoke to him as a man would speak to his best friend and the boy went forth with pride in his heart. He had never heard his father speak to anyone as an equal. The world is changing. I do not like it. But I am like the bird Eneke-nti-oba. When his friends asked him why he was always on the wings he replied: men of today have learnt to shoot with- out missing and so I have learnt to fly without perching. If there is nothing in it, you will come back. But if there is some- thing there you will bring home my share.

The world is like a mask dancing. If you want to see it well you do not stand in one place. My spirit tells me that those who do not befriend the white man today will be saying had we known tomorrow. By modernity, we mean the voice of change as- sociated with newness. The advent of the white man brought change to Umuaro. This change mani- fests as a new religion, new government etc. Ezeulu promises the white man that he will send one of his sons to learn the ways of the white man.

We must note that Ezeulu, is the custodian of the tradition of the people of Umuaro and he is bound by necessity to uphold and sustain this tradition. It was five years since Ezeulu promised the white man that he would send one of his sons to church. I want one of my sons to join these people and be my eyes there. If there is nothing in it you will come back. But if there is something there you will bring home my share. The alter ego or Other-self also manifests in Things fall Apart, as Okonkwo comes back from the murder of Ikemefuna.

How can a man who has killed five men in a battle fall to pieces because he added a boy to their number? It is his inner Self that dictates his relations with other people within his sphere of existence. The voice of his inner self-articulates his hatred for whatever assumes a nature of weakness, and he would not want to be associated with it for it makes one to be described as weak and womanly. This informs all he does and how he treats his fellow men as shown from this example: Only a week ago a man had contradicted him at a kindred meeting which they held to discuss the next ancestral feast.

That was why he had called him a woman. Achebe, , p 19 In another instance, we see this manifest during the journey with his kinsmen to sacrifice Ikemefuna: As the man who had cleared his throat drew up and raised his mac hete, Okonkwo looked away. He heard the blow. The pot fell and broke in the sand. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his matched and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak. It circumscribed his relationship with other characters in constant conflict and opposition and defined his existence as one who is never really in peace.

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