Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tiv Elders Portray Naive Realism

After reading Shakespeare in the Bush it was evident that Bohannan was trying to get observations by simply telling a story. The Tiv illustrated naive realism by thinking that their way of interpreting the story was the right way. At the end of Shakespeare in the Bush, one of the old men stated, "when you return to tour own land your elders will see that you have not been sitting in the bush, but among those who knows things and who have taught you wisdom." The Tiv honestly believed that people everywhere see the world in the same way they do.

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