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    Things Fall Apart, a novel written by Chinua Achebe, shows readers that within the Igbo culture, men and women do not have equal rights. During Okonkwo’s journey in the book, the readers witness numerous acts of violence, disrespect, and lacks of appreciation towards women. Women are treated much more poorly than men are and often times, don’t get the same rights. Chinua Achebe teaches the readers that the Igbo culture has specific rules and standards for men and women. The Igbo culture depicts…

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    Things Fall Apart shows the clash between Nigeria’s white colonial government and the culture of the Igbo people. The novel tells the story of Okonkwo, a powerful village leader and the destruction of the village of Umuofia. Okonkwo’s father left the village in a tremendous amount of debt and this sets the stage for how Okonkwo feels about his own son Nwoye; he fears that he will become a failure like his grandfather because he seems to be lazy. However, the village wins a virgin and a…

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    Things Fall Apart Okonkwo

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    Things fall apart a novel about intertwining stories. Both these stories center on Okonkwo a strong man of an Ibo village in Nigeria. Okonkwo is the main character in this novel. He has many problems in his tribe all these due to his father Unoka. Who is one of the weariest men in this novel? Okonkwo has many children but he has relationships with only two in the novel. Okonkwo is the influential clan leader of Umuofia. Okonkwo is a strong man of an Ibo village in Nigeria. “His fame is rested on…

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    In the novel "Things Fall Apart", Achebe expresses how the new colonizing community effectively suppressed the indigenous tribes in Africa through merciless and uncompromising methods. The oppression of the Ibo tribes did not consist of an immediate takeover, but was instead implemented through a subtle reworking of Ibo values. The colonizers began by introducing a counterculture and refusing to acknowledge Ibo beliefs. While initially creating a façade of peaceful missionary work, the…

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    In Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” which centers on the struggles of the protagonist Okonkwo when he encounters with the British imposed colonialism on Nigerians opens a new prospective into the life of African tribes. In particular, the novel draws the unique picture of the cultural traditions and values of Igbo society. The interrelation is visible throughout the novel of religion beliefs, language customs and government structure. The authority of the clan is in the hands of the…

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    instances where opposing cultures have been involved in wars due to miscommunication. It is evident through past events that conflict is avoidable through communication and negotiations to understand issues that may be present. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart illustrates the importance of communicating well with one’s associates or peers. Achebe highlights the value of the Ibo to prove that communication between cultures limits the risk of societal clashes. When cultures fail to acquaint…

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    Ezeulo had a half brother by name Okeke Onenyi who had a grudge against Ezeulu becoming the Chief Priest of Umuaro. Ezeulu did not invite him for the ritual of the Covering-Up sacrifice for Obeka’s wife and allowed a worthless medicine man to perform the ritual. This itself proves that Ezeulu did certain acts of rituals because of social obligation and concern for his clan. It is because in the Ibo community parenthood is not a private concern and that is why he does not allow his half…

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    Okonkwo, the protagonist of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, is the epitome of the self-made man. He starts from humble beginnings and turns himself into a successful farmer, wrestler, and warrior, propelled by a fear of seeming weak and womanish like his father, Unoko. At first, Okonkwo makes conscious behavioral choices as a reaction against Unoko, but over time, his desire for strength and masculinity becomes a subconscious personality trait and manifests itself in the way he reacts…

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    Things Fall Apart Summary

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    Achebe wrote this, he wanted to stay true to the traditions and what happened during the time period. Honoring the earth goddess shows that the people were cautious about certain things that could disrupt the peace. The earth goddess is similar to a mother figure and how the people look up to her and honor her for the good things that she did for the tribe. The tradition of the Igbo tribe of the goddess is that if one makes her angry or does something the upsets the balance of the peace, then…

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    Things Fall Apart Nwoye

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    Nwoye-Literature Analysis Nwoye is the opposite of his father; sensitive and sympathetic, both qualities that are disliked by his Okonkwo. Okonkwo respects qualities such as manliness and bravery. Nwoye’s struggles, such as family conflicts and the battle of fitting in, lead him to follow new faith, demonstrating the positive outcomes of western colonization. To begin with, Nwoye is an outcast in his culture, he does not fit in.“Nwoye knew that it was right to be masculine and to be…

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