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    Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun is told with true brilliance through her use of pendulum narration, moving from one character narration to the other. The three key narrators of her novel are divergent in every sense – adding to the richness of the books storytelling as their lives interweave through the use of an extradiegetic narration. Ugwu takes us through the life and experiences of an adolescent houseboy coming of age. Olanna shows us the world of a well-educated and privileged woman whose life is irrevocably changed during the tragic events of the Igbo massacres and Biafra war, and Richard, an Englishman and writer, who adopts Biafra as his home country. Each character narrates various pieces of the story and “become dependent on…

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    Madison DuBois Dr.Sim World Civilizations 0ctober 18th, 2016 The Half of The Yellow Sun was written by Chimanmanda Adichie. The book was based in Nigeria, the author of the book was born there. This book gives the illustration of the Biafra War. It tells the story of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene during the war. There are many themes that are shown within the relationships of multiple people. The readers read through many sufferings, losses, and horrible struggles in the novel. This…

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    Yet, in this dehumanization of other people, warriors likewise dehumanize themselves. By slaughtering others, the officer permits his/her sympathy, empathy, and estimation of human life to gradually dissolve. This dehumanization proceeds with regards to the circumstance of non-military personnel passing’s. In the story “Half of The Yellow Sun”, Adichie brings up the point of the worldwide inhumanity of all wars through drawing parallels of disgust from other wars. “The German women who fled…

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    our education devalues our cultures, that we are not taught to write Igbo and that middle-class parents don’t much care that their children do not speak their native language or have a sense of their history.” [ Nigel – do I a) have to reference this quote (I did refrence it at the end) and b) indent it? ] Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie is a compelling novel about life during the Biafran War. Set in Nigeria, it concerns itself with several characters and how they experience love,…

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    The acts of cruelty, alongside religion, execute important concepts into the theme of the novel, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Cruelty revolves around the theme of the novel, which can be stated as “one’s religion influences their overall behavior, and disturbs the lives of people in their environment when not adequately controlled.” When the phrase “adequately controlled” is used, it is to refer to the properness of one’s behavior and how well a person consumes the religion…

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    Chenyang Li 110527822 AWE194-09 According to the TED talk, “the Danger of a single story”,by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, I found that the “danger stories” are almost everywhere in our lives. The “single stories” always focus on negative parts of thing and they definitely cause some really serious consequences. If other people show one thing over and over again, people may think it is true, although it was not true. I agree with Adichie. I think people should not judge anybody or anything…

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    Have you ever been to a new country and felt small and difference than the rest? Have you ever felt like there was a sudden drop of unpredictability on your shoulders, fearing how the new country would change your life? In the story “The Thing Around Your Neck,” Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells a story of an immigrant girl in that exact same situation. By winning the American visa lottery, Akunna is given the chance to move to America by herself to live with her uncle in Maine.…

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    As an individual of society, most of us were probably taught to “not judge a book by its cover” or “walk a mile in someone’s shoes before you judge them”. This relates to “The Danger of a Single Story” where instead of getting to know someone, we prejudge them off what others say or what we see. Without getting to know who an individual really is or where they are coming from, we misconstrue and prejudge unjustly. Within TED Talk featuring Chimamanda Adichie’s speech “The Danger of A Single…

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    The portrayal of irony is shown in two literary texts, a short story titled “Jacob's Chicken," by Milos Macourek and a poem titled “Porphyria’s Lover," by Robert Browning. Irony is an expression that is used to insinuate sarcasm; it typically signifies the opposite of what is said. In other words, irony is seen as appearance versus reality. The short story “Jacob’s Chicken” is about a passionate child who draws a unique chicken that others do not initially appreciate due to its unusual…

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    The video “The Dangers of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Adiches describes what happens when one put labels on different groups of people. For example, putting labels on Africans, and Mexicans and basically everyone that the audience meets. “The Dangers of a Single Story” is a powerful piece because it uses strong and effective examples, it is thought provoking, and it uses a humorous tone. Chimamanda Adiches begins her speech by talking about her childhood and growing up in Nigeria. This is…

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