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    in the development of the son as he prepares to take on the role of being a father himself someday. A father must influence his son so that he is able to achieve success, providing and protecting his own family in the future. In the novel Things Fall Apart, written by Achebe Chinua, Unoka and his son Okonkwo are unsuccessful in living up to the societal norms, causing their lives to unravel at the same time that the tribe is falling apart. Okonkwo was well-respected by his tribe, the Igbo, as he…

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    tribe has a lot of pride, although he was not born to a proud and celebrated family. In a community where a man is judged not by his root, but his worth and accomplishment - Nkonkwo is very determined to escape the shadow of his indolent father. Things Fall Apart emphasizes the importance of pride and masculinity in an antiquated community, where its residents are mainly hunters and farmers. Achebe brings the subject of pride to the focus through the life of Nkonkwo, who was born with nothing…

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    father’s actions raising him from a young child. The father should act as a positive role model for his children in order for them to grow up with a bright future, although it could also have a negative effect towards them. The connection between the two will have a serious impact on each other’s lives in a way that would either turn into a good or bad relationship throughout their lives. The novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, expresses the influential connection between father and son…

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    “‘Thank you. He could brings kola, brings life, but I think you ought to break it,’ replied Okoye, and they argued like this for a few minutes before Unoka accepted the honor of breaking the kola.” (page 6). In the historical-fiction novel Things fall Apart a man named Okonkwo struggles with what he is always known while adapting to the new wave. Missionaries coming from Europe change everything in the villages of the Ibo people. Everything from their government, trade, and religion, changing…

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    In Achebe’s work, Things Fall Apart, the reader learns about the effects of 2 cultures mixing through a third person narration mainly focusing on Okonkwo, a former reputable member within Umuofia. Okonkwo is shown as a character with a tragic flaw within this novel from his poor decisions which eventually lead to his end. Controlled by his fear of showing weakness, Okonkwo earns a reputation as a successful and wealthy man within his tribe. Within Umuofia, most of the tribes people were…

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    Symbols 1. Yams Yams are known as the men’s crop, and having an abundance of yams allows for health, security, and status. Yams are used by men to feed one’s family or sell for financial needs. Yams represent manliness, masculinity, and stability. 2. Kola Nuts The breaking of the kola nut before drinking or gathering represents the traditions and respect of the clan. By including the breaking of the kola nut in the novel, readers are able to understand how important traditions and culture are…

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    In Chinua Achebe’s short novel, Things Fall Apart, set in male-dominated late 19th century Africa, the African community specifically the Umuofia tribe, struggles to uphold their own traditions while the invading Europeans try interject their own religion and customs upon them. The tragic hero of the story, Okonkwo, becomes infuriated with his own people as he witnesses them betray their own morals and culture. He desperately tries to preserve the ethics and traditions of his community while the…

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    Chinua Achebe 's "Things Fall Apart", focuses on a man 's challenges, while living in Nigeria during precolonial times. Okonkwo lives in Umuofia, a farming community. The community bears strict rules and carries on generations old The society imposes great gender roles on the villagers. The men were valued by how much land he owns and how many wives he 's married. The people abide by beliefs and laws, which affects their everyday choices. The actions that one take will either cause a positive or…

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    Chapter Two Ethnographic Fictional representation of tribe and gender in select fiction of Pratibha Ray Pratibha Ray’s The Primal Land is the story of Bonda tribals who struggled to survive through the development induced displacement of their indigenous ‘country’. She reconstructs the socio-cultural myths, beliefs and rituals of the past and also the present transformations in the socio-cultural setup in the Bonda lands. BondaRay’s narrative provides us the social, political, and economic…

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    kids in the US live without father, father 's will still play a major part in their son 's life. Okonkwo from Thing Fall Apart and Terrell from Something Noble both were not there to support their sons. Okonkwo would beat his son and use strong verbal abuse while Terrell left his son at a young age to never to return or even call to get to know his son. The character in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Something Noble William Kowalski demonstrate that without the loving support of a…

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