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    Igbo People Analysis

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    The fall of the Igbo people is more of a tragedy for their strong culture compared to the Scandinavian Tribe because of their initial greatness, the impossible obstacles they faced, and the greatness was revealed through their fall. The initial greatness of the Igbo society was far more noticeable compared to the Scandinavian tribes greatness. The Igbo people ( mostly the men) celebrated a warrior-like society that succeed in being the biggest tribe and to have the best trained warriors in their region. Their culture involved a lot of social titles and being honored as a warrior. In the book, there are many examples and evidence that shows the Igbo peoples’ celebration and honors for a warrior especially in this quote; “in Umuofia’s latest war he was the first to bring home a human head” (chapter 2: page 23). This quote shows the honor and celebration of the igbo peoples’ combat and how they express that honor and celebration by bringing back trophies from battle such as the head. Another piece of evidence of the initial greatness of the Igbo peoples warrior-like society was from this quote; “So Nwoye and Ikemefuna would listen to Okonkwo’s stories about tribal wars.” (chapter 7; page 101). Through this quote we see how the…

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    Igbo People Research Paper

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    The Igbo people are a tribe of people who live in southeastern Nigeria.They speak the Igbo language which is a part of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Igbo people are known for being subsistence farmers, farming yams, taro, cassava, maize, okra, beans, pumpkins, and melons. Yams are the Igbo’s main food, Men are responsible for the cultivation of yams. Traditionally the Igbo people live in spread out compounds. Before colonization, the Igbo were not united but live…

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    The Igbo tribe has been consumed, for lack of better words, with the idea of perfection. This is revealed throughout Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe by means of Okonkwo, the clan, and the religion. Okonkwo, for instance, is very adamant about being the most exemplary in his village. He wants to have the perfect family, the best crops, and a stellar reputation. Igbo tribes were very strict on their expectations of their members, if somebody doesn’t conform to their gender, religion, or they…

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    Ani, plays an important role. Ani controls the rain and therefore, their crops. Okonokwo does several things in the novel that are seen as angering the goddess. The first happens when he beats his youngest wife during the week of peace. For this infraction, he must give a nanny goat, a hen, and also pay a fine. The second happens when he accidentally killed one of his clansmen and as a result was exiled for 7 years. After these events the villagers watch him closely to make sure that he follows…

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    Many people across the world are not aware of Nigeria, let alone know anything about their religion. Little do people know, that is how the Igbo people in Nigeria started, without a clue. Back in the day, the Igbo people would worship many Gods and knew little about Christianity, but now in modern day Nigeria, many worship one God and one of two religions practiced is Christianity. First, Igbo people in Nigeria, were not 100% converted to Christianity compared to how it is like now. Back…

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    As a result of white European missionaries suddenly arriving to Umuofia, the people of the village are not certain how to deal with a sudden religious, cultural and lifestyle change that the missionaries bring with them. Colonialism by white missionaries left evident negative effects and change on Igbo society. European colonialism efforts destroy families, friendships and peace between the tribes. There is a clear proof of how colonialism’s changes ravage people and their overall way of life…

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    Achebe portrays the tragic transition from traditional Igbo beliefs to the start of Christianity in the village of Umuofia and how old culture cannot survive while new culture emerges. The clash of values is brought to life through Okonkwo who has primarily traditional roots. He cannot understand how his people can convert to Christianity and stray from the core beliefs that had been so deeply instilled in their tribe. Chinua Achebe’s own religious background influenced him to write such a…

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    What happens if traditions are not held within a culture? In every culture, there are certain societal expectations that the people live up to but when they are challenged, cultures collapse. Things Fall Apart illustrates how cultures evolve when new ideas are presented, as seen in the arrival of the British or the “whites” in the novel. Achebe uses Okonkwo's two sons, Nwoye and Ikemefuna, to contrast different viewpoints on popular Igbo traditions such as gender and religious beliefs. In the…

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    Throughout the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the theme of change is extraordinarily prevalent. The novel starts off with Achebe taking readers through Umuofia, an area of Nigeria in which Igbo people reside, and telling them about their different rituals and beliefs. As the story goes on readers get more familiar with this and begin to understand just how important these customs are to the Igbo and how they impact their lives day to day. Further into the story, however, change begins…

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    throughout the world have different perspectives on socially acceptable standards. The Igbo culture includes gender roles that are quite uncommon in contrast to other cultures. For example, in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the belief that men are superior to women impacts the society by portraying the idea that men must have a title and a woman is inferior to a man. The belief that men are superior to women and children causes men to have complete control over their households. In Things…

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