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    Christians used to go out on every fourth Sunday, they used to sing and enlighten the non-Christians in the village who were considered as the “Pagans”. There were many backsliders also who though were once in church but gave it up and instead they used to put forward embarrassing questions to the catechist or pastor. This was basically the condition through which Achebe has gone through his childhood days (Interview with Achebe, 1965). Achebe has written various books among which Thing Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God are considered as the part of Trilogy. Across these books, he has rendered the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial stipulations of Nigeria. To study the post-colonial epoch it is very vital to get acquainted with the antiquity of the place and through Achebe’s Trilogy things become quite tranquil to analyse the then circumstance of Africa. The paper will be a discussion on African ailment by scrutinizing Things Fall Apart, No Longer At Ease and Arrow Of God. Achebe is someone who is credited as the pioneer of African literature as he conferred it a new voice and image. Through the semantic used in his first novel that is Things Fall Apart, he has depicted that African literature was not just an imitation of European forms of African writing, but it was a fusion of such forms and oral traditions which were very rich in itself. Achebe is the conscience of African literature as he has written many stories having a strong moral…

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    Chinua Achebe is “widely considered to be the father of modern African literature” (Achebe, 1959) he has multiple literatures describing the societal features in Africa, and is best known for his trilogy including Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease. Although Achebe adequately depicts the traditionally African society to the western world in these novels, he may not have depicted the entirety of the society accurately. Focusing on Things Fall Apart, this short review will…

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    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, is written in English so that Achebe can carry out the beliefs and experiences of his African culture. Even though the book, Things Fall Apart is written in English, Achebe used vocabulary that is spoken in his country to make the book more Africanized. Chinua Achebe’s first pronouncement stated, “Here then is an adequate revolution for me to espouse- to help my society regain belief in itself and put away the complexes of the years of denigration and…

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    All individuals strive to be successful and achieve their goals. Imbolo Mbue’s novel Behold the Dreamers shows the lives of two different families, from very opposite worlds. The Jongas came from a poor small town in Cameroon. With little to no personal possessions or connections in America, the Jongas had to rebuild their lives from the beginning. On the opposite side of the spectrum were the Edwards, a wealthy family from the Upper East Side. The Edwards were living the American dream and…

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    In “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo is dominated by his fear of weakness and failure. In the tribe where Okonkwo and his family live, Umuofia, the amount of honor and respect depends on your strength. Since early childhood, Okonkwo’s embarrassment about his lazy, poor and neglectful father, Unoka, has led to his tragic flaw; being terrified of looking weak like his father. As a result, he behaves rashly, bringing a great deal of trouble and sorrow upon himself and his family.…

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    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe follows the story of Okonkwo and the Ibo tribe in Nigeria as it experiences the beginning of European colonization and the spread of western influence. Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart in response to the savage and animalistic manner in which the Nigerian people are portrayed in western literature. Achebe counters the savage portrayal of Nigerian tribes in literature and reveals the complexity and beauty of the Ibo tribe through their customs and innerworkings.…

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    Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is about the unfortunate downfall of the protagonist, Okonkwo, and the Igbo culture. Okonkwo is an honored and effective leader within the Igbo community of Umuofia in eastern Nigeria. Things Fall Apart set about instituting the legitimacy of life in tribal Nigeria in the late 19th century, before the arrival of the "civilising" colonialism of Christian missionaries. There are many themes in Things Fall Apart but one theme that is very prominent is…

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    “Farewell, good strato. Caesar now be still: I killed not thee with half so good a will” (5.5.78). “Julius Caesar” is a historic Roman story about the genius scheme Marcus Brutus conspires against Caesar. Brutus conspires to kill Julius Caesar and deals with the consequences in a rather brutal way. Brutus is the definition of a tragic hero and demonstrates the qualities a tragic hero needs. A tragic hero is a character that makes a decision that leads to their fate.The characters actions often…

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    world, and he truly believes that is a splendid honour to be Father Gilbert's “boy” (Oyono, 15). As the reader acknowledges how unaware Toundi of what it means to be a boy, the reader ends up fearing what troubles might face Toundi due to his naivety. These symbols of Toundi life with Father Gilbert is what creates the development from Toundi, where he moves from a son of an abusive father. Toundi because of his fear of having to become a man before he is ready. This might explain the pride…

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    Uniform- The uniform his father wears for his job is a symbol of his father’s dignity, as well as Gregor’s changing feelings of pity and respect for him. Throughout the story, his father is shown primarily from Gregor’s point of view. We gain from him a picture of his father as a lazy and miserable man whom Gregor feels sorry for but not necessarily respects. But when Gregor runs out of his and sees his father for the first time in weeks, Gregor’s opinion of the father changes. This shift is…

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