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    Nigeria was granted autonomy by Great Britain due to economic and political depletion after World War II. In the years prior to Nigerian independence, British imperialism placed roots, breaking the country into three regions. ‘The Northern area was home to the Fulani Tribe and were able to keep their feudal privileges. In the West, Yoruba rulers had power and prestige and in the Eastern region, the Igbo’s had interaction with missions and education.’ The Igbo people had benefited by British imperialism due to education and having the capability to live, a comfortable life, working as traders and public servants in Nigeria. They essentially had the most access to education during colonization. Once the British…

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    ready to tackle your education. Well this is similar to the story of my best friend and I. I am from the Republic of Benin in West Africa and the official language is French. I completed my elementary, middle, and high school in an English school called Nigerian International School (NIS). This enabled me to become bilingual at a very young age. When my family moved to the United States, this skill came in handy as I was able to assist my family in navigating the system and later did the same…

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    young soul” (Achebe, 1959, p. 147). He was disillusioned from constant negative treatment from his father, the murder of Ikemefuna and questions of twins crying in the forest, Nwoye had “heard that twins were put in earthenware pots and thrown away in the forest” (Achebe, 1959, pp. 61-62). The violence in Okonkwo’s life caused him much distress and much loss, Okonkwo lost seven years of his life, his titles, and now his son. The violence in the Igbo region of Africa did not end with Okonkwo’s…

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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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    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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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s coming-of-age novel Purple Hibiscus narrates the story of a girl Kambili who deals with religious hypocrisy within her family. —- In Purple Hibiscus Adichie conveys her views of the Nigerian Civil War to the reader by using the setting, specific events reciprocated in history, and contrasting characters within the novel. Purple Hibiscus is set in post-colonial Nigeria, where the Adichie grew up, in a time of government and economic struggle, after the Nigerian Civil…

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    what is about to come against the conspirators. In this piece, Antony begs pardon of Caesar’s dead body for having been nice to his murderers. He predicts that Caesar’s spirit will be ranging for revenge, and it will be followed by chaos and destruction of civil war in all of Italy. Antony is calling for revenge, as he wants the conspirators to pay up for what they have done to Caesar. He implies this by using an angry tone and connotation of aggressive words, the…

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    America’s motivation for war, and the likelihood of America winning any such war with such meager manpower and lack of tactical reasoning. The following points are arranged in a comprehensible order, made so that the reader can confront the flaws in America’s plan to go to war with England with considerable ease. The first of such issues addressed is the utter lack of reason to go to war in the first place, followed by the incapability to go to war at the colonies’ current state, and concluded…

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    Scott Anderson’s novel, Triage, portrays the different effects that war and death can have on people. Mark, Joaquin, and Elena endure different experiences with war and death and are affected in different ways. Mark’s traumas originate from his time as a war photographer. His ability to capture war’s most grueling moments grants him the opportunity to shoot in many war-torn areas such as Beirut, Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, and Uganda. Mark’s first experience of war is in Beirut. He describes the…

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    One Corpse Too Many is a mystery book by Ellis Peters and is the second book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. The book is a murder mystery centered around an extra dead body amongst other dead bodies about to be buried. As there is no specific moral or theme highlighted in the book, I would say it’s not a great book for teaching a lesson. However, with the great characterization and way of immersing the reader into the setting, it is definitely a great book to read just for the sake of…

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