Université d’Abomey- Calavi
This paper aims at enquiring how keen Ola Rotimi shows in defending women’s
emancipation through his play Our Husband has Gone Mad Again (2004). As a
contemporary writer he is awaited to be engaged into such a fight which is expected to
free women from the traditional norms which do not allow them to express their feelings
and emotions. This investigation has been performed in accordance with the Systemic
Functional Linguistic requirements of text study. It mainly focuses on the analysis of the
selections of the mood, modality and adjuncts types contained in the lines granted to the
characters and , has shown that male characters are the most dominant and powerful
ones. The female characters are merely portrayed as traditional women known as quiet
and all-accepting It has been deduced that there is no significant feature which proves
that Rotimi is really engaged in such a fight. It has rather been noticed that he has
portrayed the traditional women sincerely at ease in their living conditions.
Key words: mood, modality, adjunct., feminism, interpersonal metafunction.