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Analysis of the Characters in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

Analysis of the Characters in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born. Thus, the characters used by Ayi Kwei Armah in The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born include “The Man”, Oyo, Mr. Koomson, “Oyo’s mother”, Mrs. Koomson, Mr. Amankwa, Kwesi Anan, “The Teacher”.

Analysis of the Characters in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

Analysis of the Character of “The Man in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

  • He is the protagonist hero of the novel Also, he is the narrator. Of course, he is omniscient in his narration
  • He is a perfect omniscient narrator ( i.e. illustrate with the way he effectively analysed the subject matter of the novel without hiding how he himself wisely contributed to it).
  • He is an easy going character (i.e. illustrate with the way he did not bother himself with how that bus conductor was abusing him when saliva drew from his mouth on to the seat of the bus).
  • He is an analytical character ( i.e. illustrate with how he held and worked within the belief that whatever materials or influence gained by means of corruption never lasted.
  • He is very upright (i.e. illustrate with how he totally refused to take the bribe offered by ML Amankwa – the timber contractor).
  • He is an amenable character (i. e illustrate with how he remembered to keep an handkerchief in his pocket following the bad manner in which that bus conductor in Chapter 1 abused him of being too poor to afford the use of an handkerchief.)
  • He is persevering and disciplined (i.e. illustrate with how he cautioned Oyo his wife not to push him to live above his income, when Oyo suggested to him to find European alcoholic drinks for the reception of Mr. & Mrs. Koomson during their visit.
  • He is a prophetic character (i.e. illustrate with the way he had predicted that Mr. Koomson would not get a fishing-boat for his mother-in-law and how the prediction came to pass).
  • He is a revolutionary (illustrate with the way he stopped Oyo from cooking for him any fish given her by Mr. Koomson from the “fish-catch” with the fishing-boat called “Princess”. Remember Oyo’s mother was supposed•to own the fishing boat called “Princess”, before Mr. Koomson hijacked it from her).
  • He is an unmalicious character (illustrate with how he tried to assist Mr. Koomson to escape arrest inspite of how Mr. Koomson had badly treated him, when he was a powerful Minister.
  • However, he is a sentimental character (illustrate with how he was wrong to have assisted Mr. Koomson(who was an enemy of the masses) to escape arrest to Abidjan. As somebody fighting for good welfare for the masses, he was expected to have pointed an enemy of the masses to the law for arrest.

Analysis of the Character of Oyo in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

  • She isn’t he wife of “The Man”. She is a dutiful and supportive house-wife initially.
  • She later changes to a nagging wife who never stopped at nothing to abuse “The Man” for his opposition against bribery. (i.e. illustrate with how “The Man” had had to ask her the question: is that how you see things now? She is a jealous and ambitious character (i.e. illustrate with how she always felt big and pretended she had wealthy relations in Europe whenever she rode in a taxi-cab as she did while going with “The Man” to Esikafo Aba Estate to meet Mr. & Mrs. Koomson).
  • She is a gullible character (i.e. illustrate with how she too believed that Mr. Koomson would provide her mother with a fishing – boat.
  • She is a repentant character (i.e. illustrate with how she changed over to giving regards to “The Man” (her husband) immediately Mr. Koomson cheated her mother in the case of the fishing-boat).
  • She is an amenable character (i.e. illustrate with how Oyo had held “The Man’s” hand lovingly after the coup and said that she was happy that “The Man” was not like Mr. Koomson).

Analysis of the Character of Oyo’s Mother in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born.

  • She is a petty fisher woman.
  • She is an admirer of Minister Joseph Koomson.
  • She is a supporter of Convention Peoples’ Party.
  • She is a gullible character (i.e. illustrate with how she could not determine when being fooled).
  • She is a nagging character (i.e. illustrate with how she always abused “The Man” (her son-in-law) as a never-do-well simply because he worked as a civil servant).
  • She is a non-conforming character (i.e. illustrate with how she continued to give regards to Mr. Koomson that cheated her in the case of the fishing-boat and disregards to her son-in-law who initially warned her that Mr. Koomson would make a fool of her).

Analysis of the Character of Mr. Joseph Koomson in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

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  • He is the antagonist hero of the novel.
  • He is one of the corrupt C.P.P. politicians.
  • He is a colonial mentalist (i.e. illustrate with how he bore European names as first and surname).
  • He is a colonial mentalist (i.e. illustrate with how he bore European names as first and surname).
  • It He is proud and discriminatory (i.e. illustrate with how he did not offer to give “The Man” a ride in his car on the day they met along the road, despite the fact that he was going in the same direction as “The Man”).
  • He is proud and discriminatory (i.e. illustrate with how he did not offer to give “The Man” a ride in his car on the day they met along the road, despite the fact that he was going in the same direction as “The Man”).
  • He is as reckless as other C. P. P. Ministers in Dr. Kwame Nkurumah’s government(i.e. illustrate with how the Ministers shared government fund to buy expensive cars and lure secondary school girls into pre-mature sexual intercourse).
  • He is a cheat and deceitful character (i.e. illustrate with how he pocketted the loan obtained in Oyo’s mother’s name for buying a fishing-boat).
  • He is an economic saboteur and thief (i.e. illustrate with how he had connived with Mr. Kwesi Anan the Government Chief Boatman to steal one of government’s fishing boats for himself).
  • He is a selfish character (i.e. illustrate with how she had dashed Oyo’s mother’s hope to practise her fishing occupation, only to be practising it, in addition to what he was earning as a Minister).
  • He is a corrupt character (i.e. illustrate with how he had arranged government scholarship for Regina his sister-in-law to study Fashion and Designing in London, in spite of a government directive against such step.
  • He is not a courageous character (i.e.illustrate with how he had had to run away to Abidjan after the coup,so as to avoid arrest and eventual giving of the account of his stewardship as a Minister).

Analysis of the Character of Mrs. Koomson in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

  • She is the wife of Mr. Joseph Koomson
  • She is a proud character (i.e. illustrate with how she quickly withdrew her soft hand from “The Man’s” hard skin, while greeting him.
  • She is an unappreciative character (i.e. illustrate with how he had wanted to persuade her husband to disregard the beer served to them by “The Man” instead of European alcohol, during their visit.
  • She is very opportunistic (i.e. illustrate with how she always behaved like the Minister’s wife all the time).

Analysis of the Character of Mr. Amankwa in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

  • He is a timber contractor
  • He always loves to carry his timber logs in government’s trains, at below official rate.
  • He always loves to give bribes to Railway Wagon Space Allocation Clerk. So, he is a selfish character (i.e. illustrate with how desperate he always wanted to give bribe to cheat the government).
  • He is an economic saboteur and unpatriotic citizen (i.e. illustrate with how he always blocked government source of revenue from services he got from the government).

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Analysis of the Character of Mr. Kwesi Anan in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

  • He is the Chief Government Boatsman
  • He is a thief (illustrate with how he connived with Mr. Koomson to steal one of government’s fishing-boats which was re-named Princess after Mr. Koomson’s daughter).
  • He is a selfish and sentimental character (i.e. illustrate with how he agreed to ferry Mr. Koomson to Abidjan after the coup, simply on a promise of a 50% share of the sale of the fishing boat called Princess).

Analysis of the Character of Teacher in The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

  • He is a close confidant of “The Man”
  • He is also an apostle of good welfare for the people.
  • He is a prophetic character like”The Man”(i.e. illustrate with how he had predicted that Nemesis would catch up with the corrupt leaders of Ghana, and this came to pass when soldiers staged a coup.
  • He acted as a good counsellor to “The Man”.

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