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Major Features of ConflictiIn Ten Post 1974 Amharic Short Stories

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dc.contributor.author Birru, Gaddisa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-25T06:34:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-25T06:34:47Z
dc.date.issued 1993-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24332
dc.description.abstract A good fictional work is not a passive report but one that captures the attention of its actd ier.ce. The attention of the readers is captured usually when fictional \\Iork is based on confli ct t hat empl oys najor fe atures such as un ity, balance, plausibility and significance. The short story, which is one type of fictional work, has not been studied so far in this regard. The absence of the systematic study of conflict, its types and features in relation to Aoharic short stories, necessi tated the undertaking of this research vrork. Conse~uently, ten post - 1974 Amharic short stories have been selected according to the type and features of conflict they are based on. An attempt has been made to present a thorough technical analysis of t he major features. The study reveals that t:~i ty of conflict is employed satisfactorily in many of t he short stories. It is maintained in the p'oduction of the ca'lse and effect relationship of conflicts as well as in the cont ribution of different conflicts for the purpose of the author. "/hen compared t o the ot her f eatUC'e s of conflict, balance is a f e e.ture 'h"hich is l east employed . Here too, the study uncovers many points that just ify t he i mbalance of the conflicts, especially as seen in " Tutun ", "" Aderaw " and " Damtew ". '1owever, this doe s not mean that there are no short stories t hat show balance of conflict; " Andualem" and " Dibibkosh II can be cited as good ex a~ples. 'rne s ame i s true with pl ausi bili t y. Short stories such as " Andualem "," Yemal ada Tila" 2n d " Di bibkosh" have employed .!'.- ••• iii this literary device quite beautifully. On the other hand, short stories such as " Zinabu Nache Naw Yemizanbaw ?", " AleBiratu" and " Yetasabara Lib" respectively lack plausibility in the incidents where Etsegenet 's blood spilled, Alem failed t o quarrel wi th his f ather and 3rihane dr ank much alcohol. The conflicts in many of the short stories have significance. Good examples occur in " Andualem" and " Zinabu Mache Naw Yemizanbaw ?" where the main characters became mad and in " Tutun" and " Adaraw" where the characters accepted the idea of leaving their birthplace due to the significance of the conflict. Some of the authors of these short stories seem beginners who perhaps think that only telling a story is what a short story is. However, as the short story is becoming more and more popular, and the competition of writing a short story is becoming fiercer, there will be a quali tative change. Jl'Joreover, taking into consideration the meri ts and demerits of this literary device, future writers can enrich the t echnique of short story \Yl'iting en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa Universiy en_US
dc.subject Amharic Short Stories en_US
dc.title Major Features of ConflictiIn Ten Post 1974 Amharic Short Stories en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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