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    Published in 1958, Things Fall Apart explored several different complex themes and conflicts, but overall, author Chinua Achebe examined change – and its effects on those it touches. Achebe’s work of fiction describes life among the Igbo people, both before and after the influx of Christian administrations and evangelists, paralleling the very real fall of the Nigerian tribal culture as British governance penetrated the African continent. By looking at these changes through four different lenses…

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    times throughout the book to capture the dangers of vanity. Taking a plain element, the mirror, Grimm warns the audience of the eventual self-destruction that will occur with narcissism. Since motifs remain a conventional literary device, in Things Fall Apart Achebe uses the motif of parent-child relationships to characterize Okonkwo’s brutality and compassion, explore the complex nature of…

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    In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Ibo culture clashes against Christian Missionaries in the middle of the story. Back during the 19th century, Christian Missionaries spread their culture through European Colonialism, which, even though brought modern technologies and ideas, it left native African cultures permanently damaged. This is portrayed with the views of an African native, Okonkwo, who was once famously known. After his seven-year exile, he came back to a changed Umuofia.…

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    Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness are two different perspectives on the colonialism of Africa. Both books take a closer look at how the African people were affected. From both books, the audience can see the disrespect towards women during colonialism. There is a clear picture of women being judged by their outer beauty, rather than their inner beauty. From Chinua Achebe's perspective, in Things Fall Apart, women's value is in direct relation to their rank, and in Heart of Darkness Joseph…

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    Things Fall Apart: The Futility of Man During the 20th century rush of imperialistic colonialism of Africa, millions of native Africans experienced the intolerance and persistence of the white man. The most powerful of the European influences was the Christian church: now the largest religion in the world. Natives were told to toss away their beliefs in the gods of their ancestors and the traditions of their people by the powerful few that came to conquer from Europe. Things Fall Apart showed…

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    character’s life such as the many things Nwoye has to go through in a day along with Okonkwo’s pride with the consequences they have to face. He was a role model to Nwoye and a son to Okonkwo. The character, Ikemefuna, from the book, Things Fall Apart serves a role as someone who holds the father son relationship between Okonkwo and Nwoye and gives a new change to the family. Topic sentence- Firstly, Someone that is to be loved by Okonkwo would be a very hard thing to accomplish, especially…

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    An ideal collective society is one that has a primary entity while also maintaining room for an individual to act on his or her own accord. There are many communities which fail to achieve such a society. In the book, Things Fall Apart, author Chinua Achebe creates the main protagonist, Okonkwo, and the story tracks his consistent struggle with maintaining individualism in the Umuofia tribe. The rigid structure of the Umuofia community hinders the individual from being able to fully thrive…

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    Treatment of the Tribe Okonkwo’s gun exploded and killed a boy during a funeral, he was banished to his motherland for seven years as punishment, after the accidental death of a 16-year-old boy. It was at this time that the missionaries’ movement set in amongst the villagers of Umuofia. Since Okonkwo was not in his village of Umuofia, he was not able to do anything to stop or persuade the villager from participating. Okonkwo’s own son Nwoye became a missionary, after hearing a song that…

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    spreading everywhere in the colonies. Some Africans were accepted Christian, but there were some more traditional couldn’t accept the new culture or religion. Achebe’s Thing fall apart and ASAMOAH-GYADU, J. KWABENA’s “’The Evil You Have Done Can Ruin the Whole Clan’: African Cosmology, Community, and Christianity in Achebe’s Things Fall Part” show how Okonkwo would do anything to prevent showing his weakness and converted to Christian. He would do anything to prevent loseing his honor in his…

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    Things Fall Apart People emotions motivate how they act and what they do. In books some characters only have one emotion and act on their emotions. In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo proves to be a flat character because he is always violent and angry. In the beginning of the novel Okonkwo only shows anger and violence by almost killing his wife. Okonkwo had all this pent up anger and was looking for a way to take it out. Then he saw that the banana tree looked different…

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