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What is the roles of Maanan, the man and Teacher in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful...

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Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM via web

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What is the roles of Maanan, the man and Teacher in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM (Answer #1)

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The role of the Teacher is a double one. The Teacher has role in the (1) structure and (2) meaning in the novel. For the structure, his role is to give foundation and credibility to the dilemma felt by the "man." His second role, his role in relation to his function for the man's meaning in the novel, is to provide a haven for the man in his dilemma, to provide a source of assurance to help the man find his way.

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