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  • 1984 Tom Parsons Character Analysis

    Fear enables a person to control another. In George Orwell’s 1984, fear of Big Brother enabled the control of the masses of Inner and Outer Party members. Tom Parsons, a member of the Outer Party and employee at the Ministry of Truth was no exception. Tom was an active community member and leader. He helped organize many community events and was a loyal supporter of Big Brother. Tom Parsons was not just a devout supporter of Big Brother however, he was terrified of Big Brother. Parsons was…

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  • Hernán Cortés's Journey

    Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador, landed his name in history as the first explorer to encounter, what is now known as, the Aztec Empire. Cortés was born in 1485 in the town of Medellin, Spain. Growing up, he had little wealth, but had honor, which was said to be a rare trait during that time. Those around him respected his family for goodness and piety. The Cortés family took pride in being honorable in everything that they set out to do. However, as Cortés grew with age, “he was a source…

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  • How Is Okonkwo Successful In Things Fall Apart

    Miguel Arias Things Fall Apart essay 10/28/15 Okonkwo is the main character of the book things fall apart. Okonkwo is a self-made, well respected member of the Umuofia clan. Much of his life is full of fear because he worries that he will become lazy, unable to support his family, and cowardly like his father. Much of Okonkwo’s behavior results from a reactionary desire to be completely unlike his father. Okonkwo attempts to work hard, provide for his family and be masculine in every…

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  • The Role Of Fear In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    In this essay, I will write about about a man who believes that fear should not be an option, and that he should always have faith in his spirits. The man’s name is Okonkwo, he is the main character in the book I’m writing about, “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Achebe. The fear he had towards his own kids make it hard to love him. In the beginning of the story he was harsh to everyone, and towards the end of the story he was broken down. In the beginning, Okonkwo was horrible to everyone around…

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  • African Culture In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    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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  • Behold The Dreamers By Imbolo Mbue

    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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  • Okonkwo's Fear In Things Fall Apart

    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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  • The Beauty Of The Ibo Tribe In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    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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  • Anti-Colonialism In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    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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  • Julius Caesar Tragic Hero Analysis

    “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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