The Effects Of Colonialism In Joseph Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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Register to read the introduction… Comes up to the missionary saying that “he would not do any harm to him if he were to just go back to his house and leave us alone… but this shrine which he built must be destroyed. We shall no longer allow it in our midst. I t has bred untold abominations and we have to come to put an end to it.” (Achebe, 176) This is showing that the people judged and disliked the white men pretty much because of the past and what has happened. In though Mr. Brown seem to start to build some bridges and reach out to the people, here is a new white missionary and they are telling him they will harm him because he is with Mr. Brown, but the church must be destroyed. In addition, the people had even started telling stories that the white man had not only brought a religion but also a government. It was said that they had built a place of judgment in Umuofia to protect the followers of their religion. It was even said that they had hanged one man who killed a missionary. These stereotypes are given to both the white man that colonized them, and to the people that are being colonized. These white missionaries have just came in and settled, and the tribe is already making judgments, false stories, and other statements that are untrue just because they are white

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