Theme Of Individualization In Things Fall Apart

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The Novels a House of Mr. Biswas and Things Fall Apart, both examine the concept of Individualization in direct conflict to their each respective societies. A House for Mr. Biswas, by V.S. Naipaul focuses more on the adaptation to society, whereas Things Fall apart, by Chinua Achebe, focuses on the destruction of oneself door to Society Clash. Both the Novels, have similar themes, though the techniques used to portray it to the readers differ.
The Novel, Things Fall Apart published in 1958, by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, is considered a modern African novel. It follows the effects of the colonization of the people of the Igbo tribe, and “depicts the tragic downfall of a strong African clansman faced with the budding presence of colonialism (Literary Articles: Things Fall Apart (1958)).” It inspects the themes of Society and Culture, Masculinity, Individualization and Culture Clash due to Colonization.
From the novel, the readers can infer from the title ‘Things Fall Apart’, is a novel about the falling apart of the Igbo tribe, of
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Biswas written by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, revolves around an Indo-Trinidadian man’s life, known as Mohun Biswas as he struggles to be successful in life, and finding his identity as a man. The novel, A House for Mr. Biswas, published in 1961, is based on Naipaul’s father. He, himself was a Journalist, just as the protagonist of the novel, Mohun Biswas. The novel was published in Trinidad, in a time in which, the people of Trinidad was fighting for their Independence and Freedom from Britain’s control, in which later, they gained in 1962, their Independence from Britain. A House for Mr. Biswas, is about a native Trinidadian of Indian heritage (Indo-Trinidadian). In this novel, through the use of the bildungsroman’s technique, V.S Naipaul shows the life of Mohun Biswas,” from birth to adulthood as he “experiences poverty, marriage, fatherhood, difficulty, failure, and success until his death

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