Chinua Achebe 's Literary Analysis Essay

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Chinua Achebe’s Literary Analysis “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosened upon the world.” The famous words of W.B Yeats fully represented the tragedy of both wars: war for conformity, and war against the human spirit. If one challenges society’s own rules as well as their own morals, life starts to crumble in both the challenger and the one challenged. Award winning Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe, stresses the message through the Umuofia Clan, an Igbo tribe who faces corruption in both their custom and the new changes in society as British colonization takes over. In Things Fall Apart, missionaries and the white court are seen as the challengers to the traditional social structure of the Igbo tribe. At the end, traditional Igbo society is shattered; the everyday moral and social rules are discontinued and unity within the people is lost. No Longer at Ease shows the aftermath of decolonization through the eyes of the next generation, as they are lost in corruption, greed, and chaos of the government and also in ethnicity. Every single event that occurred in both of Achebe’s books both flow into the message of W.B Yeats poem, “The Second Coming”, on how things do fall apart and greatly affect years to come. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease explores how British Imperialism leads to the destruction of tradition in African Society. Culture is the one connection that brings every form of society together, from their values…

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