Political Satire in Abebe Tola’s “Yabe Tokichaw Shimutochi” and “Yabe Tokichaw Mitsetochi” Essays
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 240-251
Received: Dec. 5, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 17, 2014; Published: Dec. 22, 2014
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Yonas Adamu Chernet, Lecturer of Wolaita Sodo University, Department of English Language & Literature, Ethiopia
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Abstract
In Ethiopian political situation peoples use different methods of literary works to criticize the government and to show some useful directions. These kinds of political criticism develop the culture of politics in the country. This study attempted to show one way of political criticism; using satire. The researcher selected appropriate essays that reflect the use of satire for political criticism. In line to this, textual analysis of the essays selected from the analogy books of Abebe Tola’s ‘Yabe Tokichaw Shimutoch’ and ‘Yabe Tokichaw Mitsetoch’ were carried out. Thus through analysis of the themes of these essays the study discloses the major social wrong themes and behavioral wrong themes and their effect on the peoples life by the reflection political situation of the country. The study also reveals that even though the country is on the way of building democracy some problems and faults are found as the satirist stated. Therefore, every Ethiopian people are from the ordinary persons up to the higher officials and from the oppositions parties up to the leading party should take some useful measure to build good democratic and developed state in terms of every aspect.
Keywords
Satire, Social Wrong Actions, Behavioral Wrong Action
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Yonas Adamu Chernet, Political Satire in Abebe Tola’s “Yabe Tokichaw Shimutochi” and “Yabe Tokichaw Mitsetochi” Essays, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 240-251. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140206.13
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