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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Karakterisering en die gebruik van verwysings na psalms, gesange en hallelujaliedere in die roman van Marlene van Niekerk

Volume 32, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
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Abstract

Die eienskappe van die hoofkarakters in "Agaat" (2004), 'n roman van Marlene van Niekerk, word telkens deur middel van verwysings na klassieke, volks- en gewyde musiek na vore gebring. Aangesien gewyde liedere 'n onmiskenbare deel van die Afrikaanse samelewing vorm, is dit gepas om verwysings na die woordtekste van psalms, gesange en hallelujaliedere in 'n Afrikaanse plaasroman in te sluit. Marlene van Niekerk maak in "Agaat" ruim van sulke verwysings gebruik om die karakters en hulle konteks te skets. Dit vorm een van die belangrikste karakteriseringsmiddels in die roman. Die tekste word dikwels skerp, ironiserend en sonder respek vir die godsdienstige inhoud daarvan deur die karakters gebruik, maar daar is ook roerende situasies waarin die oorspronklike religieuse konteks behou word.


The qualities of the main characters in Marlene van Niekerk's Afrikaans novel "Agaat" (2004) are often emphasised by the use of references to classical, folk and sacred music. As religious songs constitute an integral part of the Afrikaans community, it is fitting to include references to the texts of psalms, hymns and hallelujah hymns in an Afrikaans novel set on a farm. The novel makes extensive use of such references to portray the characters and their context. These references form one of the most important means of characterisation in the novel. The texts are often used by the characters in a harsh and ironic way - and without respect for the religious content - but there are also some touching situations in which the original religious context is retained.

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