Essay about All Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

1145 Words May 18th, 2016 5 Pages
In the book All Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe which tells the story of African tribes being colonized by white settlers and missionaries. Showing the point of view from the African perspective instead of the white settler perspective. The movie Lagaan directed by Ashutosh Gowariker telling a story about an Indian tribe fighting against the British for what is right, no Lagaan. Also the movie Rabbit Proof Fence directed by Phillip Noyce where 3 sisters are taken from their mother and home and put into a new school/society which their sole purpose was to raise girls to be a proper and helpful use to society. are all stories describing the depiction of native people in their own land by colonizers. Although doing many positive things for the people that they colonized, they also had a lot of negative impacts within the societies they affected. When colonizers settle in native lands, courage becomes a prominent building force within the native people of the land against the colonizers. In Things Fall Apart, courage leads to the build up of resent, which ends in the lashing out towards the new community members. This is shown when Okonkwo while celebrating with the people of his tribe after all of the tribe elders being released, shoots one of the white settlers who was coming to talk. “Okonkwo’s machete descended twice and the man’s head lay beside his uniform body” (Achebe 204). After being released by the white commissioner and being told that they must do what the…

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