Okri's Parody In 'Black Tyger'

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In the above passage, Azaro illustrates the anger of the compound people through his Father as Black Tyger who drinks ogogoro and expresses his feeling against opponents or the pretenders. His father wants to join the army, through which he wants to take revenge of his opponents. Okri has deployed the narrative techniques meticulously. It is prominent feature of magic realism but Okri has discreetly used it for portraying the African reality with the help of certain dreams which keeps away magic realism in TFR. Black Tyger 's philosophical and prophetic speech is also a good piece of example of narrative technique. When he gets recovered from his last and deadliest battle, he gives philosophical and prophetic speech. He explains what he will, what must be done what we should do as humanity to eliminate the evil that has pervaded our lives. For instance, People who look like human beings are not human beings. Strange…show more content…
Essentially, a parody is a humorous or mocking imitation of something, using the same form as the original. Okri has incorporated some stories related to their culture and tradition which were told by ancestors to reemphasize its importance in the present era. Okri deals with a food scandal in which members of the party of the rich are the conspirators whereas common people as well as members of party of the poor are the victims in The Famished Road. This incident has significance in the context of the mentality of the so-called rich people. After all this is universal incident because it occurs not only in Africa but also all over the world. This scene is presented sarcastically to demonstrate its importance in the text. Azaro narrates the canvassing of the political parties contemptibly about their respective opponents. He illustrates minute details of the situation just like a live
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