"Things fall Apart" Short paper on the book by Chinua Achebe
The culture of the Umuofia society before the colonial
infiltration, may be hard to understand but we are forced by
Achebe to realize it has traditions and customs that make it
work. Although, looking at it from our Judaeo-Christian point of
view we may be appalled by some of their practices. We also have
to realize that they have strengths.
Things Fall apart is the idea of balance and
interdependence, earth and sky, individual and community, man and
woman or different perspectives on the same situation. The
central image of this balance is contained in the Ibo concept of
- "Things fall Apart" Short paper on the book by Chinua Achebe
- Seven page final paper analyzing and connecting Things Fall Apart, The Stranger, and Beloved together by use of theme, characterization, setting, conflict, and point of view.
- Short essays on Things Fall Apart on different subjects: Folktales/proverbs, a "pure" african culture, the impossiblity of the Ibo culture surviving, and Aristotelian model of a tragic hero
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