Essay Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

1295 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
The novel, of Things Fall Apart written in English by a Nigerian author named Chinua Achebe. This story is about how the clan is to be overcome by the new era of the Christianity, how the Clan is doomed to suffer from the white man’s arrival. With the setting taking place in Umuofia in the late 1890’s, Okonkwo who is the main character and also the protagonist. The novel depicts life of Okonkwo, a leader and local wrestling champion in Umuofia. Specifically around this time period agriculture,culture, and tradition and was an important role in Africa on survival. In some ways people living there life in the village of Umuofia was very unique but also different in numerous ways, with certain jobs that they would have to be met.
Around this time period, Nigeria was a land that was primarily an agriculture society completely ran by men. Depending if you were male or female they each lived their lives in Umuofia differently. The people of the clan looked for no handouts from any other neighboring village, they provided for themselves from what was growing from their harvest. The females of this era always had the same consistent job, they did the preparation, such as the cooking. They are the ones who prepares for the feast, they were to cook for the husband, and also did the cleaning of the hut. They were accustomed to this which was their tradition. The young men of the village usually inherited “some advantages, advantages that can help in the long run of their life such…

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