The similarities between the characters in that the major characters are members of the same family. All of them have dark complexion and all are part of the same hunter-gatherer group. The characters in this play are:
Jo; this character is 22 year-old. He is the protagonist of the story. Jo is short and muscular. He is observant and curious. He is also skilled tool and weapon maker. He is strong and determined however his skills are limited and cannot match the skills of his cousin Yan.
Zay; he is the father to Zay and the leader of the hunter/gatherer group. He is 60 years old male with grey hair. He is strongly dying from a wound that he received during a hunting accident.
Lala; is a 27 year-old-female. She is Jo’s life partner. Just like Joe, she is a serious and hardworking mother. She is also a good contributor to the hunter/ gather group because she loves to sew and collect barriers and fruits. She depends on Jo for security.
Zaza and Layla are Jo's children. The two children love to play and to hang out with their Dad and grandpa.
Yan; is Jo’s cousin and the antagonist of the story. He is very aggressive, tall, muscular and an athletic. He has scars all over his face and body. He aggressively hunts large animals. He is 25 years old and does not have family of his own. He has been a rebel to the back. However, he sticks with them for the purposes of survival though he dislikes his uncle Zay. He blamed him for the disappearance of his father.
The primary setting of the story is western Africa where some of the oldest artefacts have been found. The initial setting of the game is the jungle region of western Africa where travelling will pose an extreme challenge. The story setting has many animals and resources which are available for shelter as well as other basic needs. Small caves are located throughout the jungle hence provide a safe place for to hide for both the human and wild animals. In the jungle, there are various jungle noises including howls and the sounds of animals engaged in conflict with each other. The main character in this play, who is Jo, will need to seek shelter and also avoid becoming attacked by the wildlife.
The following are the plot events in this story.
Joe is a man living in western Africa. He is also accompanied by most of the members of his family in the same hunter-gatherer groups. His life revolved around the safety of his immediate family including his life partner Lala, his son Zaza and his daughter Layla.
It is prudent to note that the events in this story revolve around hunting and gathering. Some events also revolve around the relationship between the characters within the play.
Zay is an excellent hunter who is involved in hunting and gathering. He is also an excellent leader by example. Despite the fact that even though Yan follows his lead, most of the time, he resents Zay whom he believes had something to do with the fact that his parents disappeared and he was moved into the Alpha male spot.
As Jo wakes up, he finds himself alone. He realises that he has to hunt in order to survive and also to take care of his families. He hunts and he is also prepared to lead the family bearing in mind that his father who was once a leader is missing.
After walking hundreds of miles over the course of a year, defeating huge animals, and experiencing extremely dramatic climate changes, Jo finally makes it back to his family. However, Yan is still in charge of the group. The members of the group are miserable because they hate their leader. Therefore, Jo, having mastered all his hunting and survival skills will fight his cousin Yan again. Using his newly acquired muscle, weapons, and skills, Jo is able to defeat Yan in a fight and take control of the hunter-gatherer group. Jo is reunited with his family, and Yan walks away in defeat because he would rather leave the pack, than to just become another member under the Alpha Male leadership of Jo.