Bleek And Lloyd Analysis

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Essay Question: In a close reading of Bleek and Lloyd’s “The Young Man who was carried off by a Lion” and Casey Motsisi’s “Kid Playboy” discuss the variations of style, perspective and presentation in relation to ideas of authorship and the dominant discourse. Your argument should be substantiated by examples from the texts. Comparative essay with relation to authorship and dominant discourse in Bleek and Lloyd’s “The Young Man who was carried off by a Lion” and Casey Motsisi’s “Kid Playboy”. In this essay, I will look at the style, perspective and presentation with regard to authorship and dominant discourse in the two short stories namely “The Young Man who was carried off by a Lion” written by Bleek and Lloyd and “Kid Playboy” written…show more content…
A fable can be described as a short story, normally with animals as characters and the story then carrying over a message. The short story was passed down orally. Given poor translation because English was then a foreign language and other factor, there was room for some of the story being lost in translation. (lecture 6, slide 20) This specific story has a metaphorical meaning rather than literal. “The Young Man who was carried off by a Lion” is narrated by an omniscient narrator, the reason for saying this is that it could come across as being written in the third person but it has that extra information. That being, it is not just someone looking at what is happening but the narrator is this story knows the thoughts and emotions of both the man and the lion. For example, the feeling of the man, “He felt the need to lie down” (Bleek & Lloyd, 2016:8) and where the lion caught movement from the young man, “Why had the man’s head moved?” The imagery of the story is quite explicit and vivid, for example, “You must give the lion a child, so that it will go away from us.” (Bleek & Lloyd, 2016:10) This is due to the discourse with storytelling and due to their beliefs, that indigenous people were more barbaric. (lecture 6, slide
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