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  • Civil Peace By Chinua Achebe Analysis

    The purpose of this article is to analyze the short story “Civil Peace” by the Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, in the light of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The story happens in Nigeria, which has a long history of being colonized by English troops till 1960, when the Nigerians eventually gained their independence. Achebe uses English language as a postcolonial tool to defend his people. The story “Civil Peace” opens right after the Civil War and ends after so much blood shedding and brutality. This long-term history of pain and oppression internalizes victims' self devaluation with constant sense of insecurity under which circumstances, according to Abraham Maslow, the difficulty in meeting basic “deficiency needs” creates a constant tension…

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  • Arrow Of God By Chinua Achebe Analysis

    known as Chinua Achebe often writes of cultural differences, cultivation, and conflict between the lands of Africa and Europe. Chinua Achebe demonstrates how British colonization has affected and divided the Igbo people and their culture through his fiction. One of Achebe’s works titled Arrow of God is the fictional story of neighboring tribes going to battle with one another only to be imposed on by the white men’s authority which leads to the weakened state of Igbo culture and religion. The…

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  • Adversity In An Astrologer's Day By Chinua Achebe

    While the adversity in “An Astrologer’s Day” is met with in very subtle way as seen in his encounters with Guru Nayak, Chinua Achebe’s “Civil Peace” confronts adversity quite openly throughout the story as the reader is drawn into the unfortunate circumstances of the Nigerian civil war and its effects on the Nigerians. In “Astrologer’s Day” the Astrologer meets adversity in a very casual way, as seen when he meets with Guru he acts calm in the face of a threat to his very own life (Narayan 68).…

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  • Differences In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    story told with only one point of view, a single story, can result in a conflict or possible confusion, as seen in Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe. Inspired to write a book from the point of view of a true African, Achebe follows the Umuofia tribe as the evangelists seeking to convert others to Christianity threaten their much-cherished Igbo culture. Throughout the book, Achebe follows the point of view of the Igbo people. It is not until the last chapter that we begin to see a shift…

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  • Analysis Of Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    Chinua Achebe was a one of the towering figures in literature. He was the father of modern African literature who had opened up the eyes of the public to the life of African culture. Growing up in the Igbo society in Nigeria, Achebe was influenced by the many aspects of his culture, his family, and the people that surrounded him. The many aspects of his life growing up in African culture influenced Chinua Achebe in his literary works by being a great believer of peace and equality. Chinua…

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  • Symbolism In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    Fall Apart written by a Nigerian author Chinua Achebe was written in the 1950’s, during the postcolonial era. The story takes place in Umuofia around nine villages and is about Okonkwo, a man who is living a life with anger and fear. He is a very respected person and is also a polygamous man. The white missionaries are represented differently. In the Ibo culture Okonkwo saw the white men as a threat due to their development in Umuofia. From beginning to end, white men are considered to be…

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  • Achebe's Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    Chinua Achebe (pronounced Chee-noo-ah Ah-chay-bay) is regarded as by many critics and educationalists to be the most prominent African writer of his generation. Born in Eastern Nigeria, in Igbo town of Ogidi in 1930, he was a graduate of University College, Ibadan. His father, Isaiah Okafor Achebe was an evangelist for the Church Missionary Society and his mother Janet, also rehabilitated Christianity. During his childhood days, Achebe saw both sides of his family, on one hand there were various…

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  • Symbolism In Dead Man's Path By Chinua Achebe

    In his famous short story “Dead Man’s Path”, Chinua Achebe eloquently painted the picture of a story dripping with both irony and hidden truth. He chose to artfully convey a message he felt personally important to his readership, and did so quite successfully. His message, and the overall theme of the story, is that we, as modern humans whose civilization is built upon a bedrock of ancient cultures, beliefs, and mores, need to respect and accept our heritage, lest our arrogance force us to lose…

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  • Change In Things Fall Apart, By Chinua Achebe

    The book, “Things Fall Apart”, by Chinua Achebe gets its name from the poem, “The Second Coming”, by W. B. Yeats. These two written works have many things in common. They share a common theme and back it up with several literary elements. However, “The Second Coming” by W.B Yeats isn’t the only poem similar to the book, “Things Fall Apart”, by Chinua Achebe. “Things Fall Apart” is also similar to another poem called “Welcome Change”, by Gina Whitacre. All three of these pieces of literature…

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  • Outsiders In Things Fall Apart, By Chinua Achebe

    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.…

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