A Comparative Analysis of Feminine Spaces in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Beckett’s Waiting For Godot


  • Pethias Siame Kwame Nkrumah University, Zambia
  • Jive Lubbungu Kwame Nkrumah University, Zambia
  • Djalilova Malika Shuxratovna International School of Finance and Technology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Achebe, Beckett, male supremacy, similarities, variations


The paper interrogates the similarities in how females are portrayed in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The paper aims to highlight the similarities between the two texts regarding female spaces. This study employed a qualitative research approach and used desktop research methodology. Phenomenology theoretical locale was adopted to underpin the study. The study shows that there are more similarities than variations in the spaces provided to females in the two texts.  Some similarities include seclusion from male activities, inferiority complex, oppression from self-expression, hindrance or delayed marriages, and being used as sacrificial lambs. On the other hand, Achebe uses real female characters while Beckett portrays female characteristics through males. Finally, the portrayal of women as weaker vessels in both texts is an act of male supremacy which should be discouraged in today’s societies so that females are given literary spaces.


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How to Cite

Pethias Siame, Jive Lubbungu, & Djalilova Malika Shuxratovna. (2024). A Comparative Analysis of Feminine Spaces in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMMERCE, IT, ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ISSN: 2349-7793 Impact Factor: 6.876, 18(03), 8–19. Retrieved from https://gejournal.net/index.php/IJRCIESS/article/view/2432