Essay about Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

1094 Words Mar 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
Igbo are the people that lives in Southern Nigeria, they are known to be the second largest tribe in the south. Their culture is very different from a western perspective, but it still should be respected because their culture is as rich as others. They have their own beliefs, social system, and values that is been there for many years. In the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the Igbo culture was emphasized, it describes many events and practices of their own before the Western people started to invade and change their culture. Some of the things that were being emphasized in The Things Fall Apart are: difference of Western beliefs to Igbo beliefs, proverbs, gender roles, social classes, and events that will create the whole importance of the Igbo culture. The Igbo Culture is rich like the other cultures are. Igbo’s life are full of proverbs, it is part of their life. It is their language that inspires, teach, or even shows expressions. In the Igbo Culture they value proverbs because it is the language they use to open people’s mind and see it in a different perspective. For example, Chinua Achebe explained the purpose of a proverb, “Having spoken plainly so far, Okoye said the next half a dozen sentences in proverbs. Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. Okoye was a great talker and he spoke for a long time, skirting round the subject and then hitting it finally,” Chinua Achebe…

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