Essay On Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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During the 1900’s Europeans had started to colonize Africa and Achebe was there to witness the colonization. Uneducated People would say that culture was brought by Europeans so Achebe decided to write a book called Things Fall Apart and, in this he would show colonization in the prospective of the Igbo people. In the book Things Fall Apart in his book he wanted people to understand that culture was not brought to Africa by the Europeans. Africa had more than enough culture with a lot of intricate parts, this is especially seen with religion, Events and, Class system. Africa is filled with culture and that is shown most in their religion. Peace week is a very important part in their religion. “His first two wives ran out in great alarm pleading …show more content…
This system was like a name given to you that will display how successful you are. Okonkwo is a very successful man and has earned his title in many ways “Okonkwo was clearly cut out for great things. He was young but he had won fame as the greatest wrestler in the nine villages. He was a wealthy farmer and had to barns full of yams, and had just married his third wife. To crown it all he had taken to titles.”(pg8) Because of Okonkwo’s hard work and dedication he was able to gain to titles and become a very successful man in his village. Another example would be Nwakibie, he is an even more successful man. “There was a wealthy man in Okonkwo’s village who had three huge barns, nine wives and thirty children. His name was Nwakibie and he had taken the highest but one title which a man could take in the clan.” (pg18) All this success was due to one thing and that one thing is working hard. Because of how hard these men work they a successful and have high titles. But then there are men who don’t work hard such as Okonkwo’s dad Unoka. These men are usually called agbala which is another name for women and are not seen as good in the Igbo village. The system for class is not very complex but simple and shows how the Igbo people measure

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