Literature-In-English Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2014  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments
Question 4

Do you consider Jaja justified rebelling against his father’s authority.


Many candidates attempted this question. Only a few of them were unable to answer the question satisfactorily.

The following points should be well developed by the candidates:

  • Eugene’s anger at Jaja on Palm Sunday when he hurls his missal at him for Jaja’s refusal to receive Holy Communion and his remark that, ‘the wafer gives bad breath’.
  • Jaja’s skipping of supper knowing that his father does not tolerate deviation from the daily routine of activities.
  • Jaja’s request for the key to his room from Eugene, who concludes that Jaja has bowed to pressure from the devil to commit sin against himself.
  • Jaja taking responsibility for the death of his father who was poisoned by his mother, Beatrice.

Candidates’ performance in this question was good.

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