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Tladi wa Dikgati: Sengwalo sa phatose [‘pathos’]

T.S. Kekana, M.J. Mojalefa

Abstract


Ka lebaka la gore ditiragalo tša phatose di fela di hlakahlakanywa bobading le bosekaseking bja masetlapelo, taodišwane ye e yo ahlaahla kanegelo ya phatose ge e nepiša mohuta wa sengwalo sa kwešišano sa go lebana le phatose. Bjale ditiragalo tša phatose di tlo hlalošwa ge di lebane le kwelobohloko le manyami a magolo a go nyalana le lehu la molwantšhwa yoo karolo ya setšhaba le mmadi ba ikgwerantšego le yena. Moanegwa yoo o welwa ke matshwenyego a magolo ka kudu go feta moanegwagolo wa masetlapelo.

Tlhalošo ya ditiragalo tša sengwalo sa phatose, e yo kgonthišwa ka go sekaseka kanegelo ya go ngwalwa ke Phatudi ka ngwaga wa 1964 gore go tle go gatelelwe tharollo ya kgakanego le tlabego tšeo di felago di rotoša hlogo ya go lebana le go ba gona ga kwelobohloko dingwalong tša mohuta wo wa masetlapelo le phatose. Nyakišišo e yo kgonthiša ge tlhokofalo ya Tladi (moanegwathwadi wa phatose) e tsoša tlabego le kgakanego ka tsela ya kwelobohloko ye kgolo go setšhaba.

English Title: Tladi wa Dikgati: A narrative of pathos

English Abstract

Narratives of pathos are often confused with tragic narratives. This article analyses a novel of pathos, Phatudi’s novella Tladi wa Dikgati as a moral narrative. Pathos is explained in terms of how it evokes pity for the protagonist’s pain, which culminates in the death of the main character, who is a loyal and much appreciated member of society and has captured the esteem of the readers.

The main character in a narrative of pathos experiences serious problems which differ from those experienced by the main characters of tragic narratives. A detailed explanation of pathos is given in an analysis of Phatudi’s novella in order to solve the confusion that emanates from the pity shown by readers of the two types of narratives (tragic narratives and narratives of pathos). The discussion focuses on the death of the protagonists of pathos.




http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2018.1463716
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