n Journal of Literary Studies - The humorous depiction of characters in the prose works of S.M. Burns-Ncamashe

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-4718



The purpose of this article is to discuss and evaluate the employment of humour in the depiction of characters in the prose works of S. M. Burns-Ncamashe, as humour tends to manifest itself significantly in this aspect. This humorous depiction of characters is discussed with emphasis laid on the various methods of character portrayal that display the employment of humour. Each method is discussed in terms of its theory and application. An evaluation of Burns-Ncamashe's use of humour in depicting characters is made part of the concluding section, in which some findings are highlighted. Devices of humour that are employed by the author are spotlighted within the discussion.

Die doel van hierdie artikel is om die aanwending van humor in die uitbeelding van karakters in die prosawerke van S.M. Burns-Ncamashe te bespreek en te evalueer, omdat humor in hierdie opsig sigself pertinent manifesteer. <br>Hierdie humorisriese uitbeelding van karakters word bespreek met die klem op die verskeie tegnieke van karakteruitbeelding wat die gebruik van humor uitbeeld. Elke metode word bespreek in terme van die teorie en toepassing daarvan. 'n Evaluering van Burns-Ncamashe se gebruik van humor in die uitbeelding van karakters vorm deel van die afsluiting waarin sommige van die bevindinge uitgelig word. Die verskeie humortegnieke wat deur die skrywer aangewend is, word ook ontleed.

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