Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe Essay

1108 Words Jan 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Has an outsider ever come into your city to take control? Belittling your religion and trying strip away your freedom. If not, you do not understand the effects it has on everyone. Your life does a 180 degree spin. Outsiders confine you causing your personal beliefs to fade away. In the story Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo sees the destruction of his tribe first hand. Christians take over the town of Umuofia changing the beliefs of the Umuofia people. Okonkwo lives for his beliefs. Even though Christianity guides the Africans to a better education, it destroys the Africans freedom and beliefs.
The Christian missionaries guide Umuofia to an education system, that develops at the end of the book. After Okonkwo arrival back to Umuofia he catches up on the new ways of life . He goes to Obierika who explains how “Mr. Brown begged and argued and prophesied. He said that the leaders of the land in the future would be the men and women who had learned how to read and write”(pg. 156). At first they only send slaves to the school, until they realize how beneficial it would be for their children. Since Mr. Brown says that the future leader would most likely have an education it causes people to send their children to school. The townspeople want their children to be future leaders. Also, the townspeople soon value information from Mr. Brown because they see they positive effects through their children.. The school shows that education helps the children and adults. The…

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