Dead Man 's Path By Chinua Achebe Essay

1148 Words Apr 19th, 2016 5 Pages
"Dead Man 's Path" is a short story written in 1972 by African Author Chinua Achebe. It is about Michael Obi, a young and energetic man passionate about all things modern were only given a position to run a traditional school. Not long into the job, he discovered that along with his misguided zeal, ignoring the traditions of his people can have big consequences.
Obi is a bright young man and enthusiastic, excited to know that he will be the new principal of the school who has needed help for some time. The obi was regarded as "important teachers" and he and his wife are both forward thinking and eager to share modern life with everyone. Chinua Achebe shows Obi modern enthusiasm by writing: “ We will do our best," he Obi 's wife) answered, "We will have a beautiful garden and we 're all going to be modern and fun..." He also shows a view of the traditionalists Obi by attacking their character calls them, "the old men and superannuated in the field of teaching." Of the two goals for the school, one is to create a place for beauty reasons. Upcoming inspection is the perfect motivation to start what he figured to be a huge improvement. In time, the garden growing flowers, beautiful red and yellow.
As a hobby to admire his work, he came across an old woman from the village that walked straight into what Obi interest found to be vague way almost unused for long. Obi spoke to the teacher and knew exactly what it was used for the road. "It amazes me," said Obi to one of the teachers…

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