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Based on the reading- The Signifying Monkey,what is your meaning of the word“signifying”? Which character is the trickster figure and why? Make reference to the story. How is the Lion outwitted?...

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  1. Based on the reading- The Signifying Monkey,what is your meaning of the word“signifying”?
  2. Which character is the trickster figure and why? Make reference to the story.
  3. How is the Lion outwitted? Explain the use of figurative language by the monkey?
  4. The Signifying Monkey makes a complex argument about the black community. What is the argument and explain if that argument stands true in present time. Is this a timeless piece (past, present, future) and why? Create an alternative ending that favors all characters and explain why you choose that as a favorable conclusion. HINT- what could have been done differently?


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Arunavo answered on Jul 06 2021
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THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY
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Answer 1
The Signifying Monkey is one of the literary criticism and theory work by the American Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. In the book by Gates Jr (2014), the word signifying closely related to the trickery and the double talk that has been used by the Monkey for these na
atives. It is a practice of representing an idea that is indirectly represented through a commentary that is more often humorous along with insulting or provocative in nature. The author further argues that the pervasiveness and centrality of signify in the African as well as African American literature and music is the manner in which signifies all kinds of dialogue which is associated with the literature and music of the past. This can be considered as kind of insult for the African people.
Answer 2
In the story written by Gates Jr. (2014) the most trickster figure is the Esu Elegbara. This is the character, which was used to be transported with African to the Americans under...
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