Reflections on the Dominant Affective Personality of Ola Rotimi as Exemplified in His Tragic Hero Characterisation

Elegbeleye, O. S ; Adeoti, Gbemisola (2003)

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The aim of this essay therefore, is to explore the manifestation of affective bias in Ola Rotimi through his dramatics personae especially the tragic heroes. In doing this however, it contends that a careful assessment of his plays shows the presence in appropriate measure and mixture, of the cognitive, the affective and the motoric human personality dimensions. Nonetheless, there are strong indications of the dominance of affective disposition. Before discussing these indications, we, need to put in proper perspective, the psychological foundations of what is commonly referred to as "affect".