what is Chinua Achebe trying convey about the culture and history of the of Things Fall Apart.?
Topic: what is Chinua Achebe trying convey about the culture and history of the of Things Fall Apart.?
June 19, 2019 / By Abiram Question:
i need this as my thesis statement. don't get me wrong i read the novel i just need help geting started.
my idea is that colonization was wrong and ruined Africa's culture and they would have been better left alone.
fell free to add ur thoughts
i meant of the Inhabitants of Things Fall Apart. sorryy
Best Answers: what is Chinua Achebe trying convey about the culture and history of the of Things Fall Apart.?
Sissy | 1 day ago
Well besides the fact that the Christian colonists were wrong, Achebe also blames the Igbo culture for being too stoic. The fact that Umuofia is so focused on being masculine and preserving tradition led to their collapse when faced with the british colonization. The narrator takes on a pretty neutral tone, but often describes the Igbo culture as having pretty gruesome and illogical customs such as killing twins. Besides, at the end of the novel, it really is the villagers themselves who drive Okonkwo to hang himself.
I think that when looking at the idea of change vs. tradition in this novel, you should look at the poem by Yeats, "The Second Coming,"" which the book was named after. The Second Coming talks about the anti-christ, and contains the line "The ceremony of innocence is drowned" which indicates that ignorance is partly to blame for the eventual end of the world. Also the fact that the falcon spins so far away from the falconer that the spiral falls apart puts the blame on the falcon, and not the falconer. In both the book and the poem, the Anti-Christ/missionaries are the cause of the fright, but the anarchy begins when the society collapses from being inflexible and ignorant.
But still, there is no doubt that Achebe wrote the book to antagonize the British missionaries. The Igbo culture is still rich and colorful while the British one is cold and reactionary. I think that if you consider Okonkwo to be a smaller version of Umuofia you can get a good idea of the dualism the Achebe wanted to present. Though he is the protagonist, he is still a deeply flawed character.
Good luck, and I hope I helped!
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Originally Answered: Things fall apart help!?
Man..do your own homework...but since I'm nice, here are the answers!
James Smith--- d. christian missionary who felt things were black and white
Cheilo ---------ac. village widow and priestess
Unoka ---------ae. died with many debt
Ezinma --------b. was the child loved best by Okonkwo
Okonkwo -----c.great warrior; did now show affection
Obierka--------ab. asked missionaries to remove Okonkwo's body
Nwoye ---------a. disowned by family after become a Christian
Mr. Brown-----bc. understanding missionary willing to work with Igbo culture
Ikemefuna-----e. good natured "son" to Okonkwo
Ekwefi ---------ad. great beauty; married once before
Originally Answered: Things fall apart help!?
I don't think so I think my husband is very attractive and for myself I am too. It bothers me when people are married and they just let themselves go. I don't get that just because you have stress in your life or kids is no excuse. I have stress I have kids and I'm not 300 pounds and hardly shower and never clean myself up. I'm just not that way I am the same person I was 10 years ago and I still am today. I don't try to look good for nobody I do it for myself I like looking good it's who I am. My sex drive didn't decline what so ever just when I was pregnant it did for the most part. But I'm still all about it the more freaky the better. As far as violence goes I do agree seems like some fights get worse. I got pretty violent when I was pregnant and we would fight. Nothing I would do now being back to my normal self. I have never beat the crap out of my husband and he has never put his hands on me. It's just verbal and we make up later anyway. Marriage is hard but I like it better than being single I dunno so many things in marriage is a plus and a turn on. Emotional yeah it is when your spouse and you have communication issues. Example of that is mine is deployed we misunderstand each other a lot talking on line. I am taking things wrong sometimes he says and so is he that I say. So it's best on somethings we wait and talk in person. It's not a trap you can leave and get out of it anytime you want. There is no reason why nobody can't people who claim they can't it's an excuse the door opens both ways. Some times you want to kill your spouse lol but you just wait and cool off then after you settle down it's a lot better. When your fighting or whatever the worst thing you can do is keep on talking when your pissed off.
Try to focus on the differences between the white society that overran Okonkwo's society. You can use the idea that is was wrong and ruined their society, but you must show how they had a good society, and compare it to the Christian society that invaded it.
Make sure to use the character of the District Commissioner, especially his last line in the book!! You cannot write on this topic and not use that.
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Its important to remeber that the whites did help corrupt the society/villiage, but also remember the way that the villagers responded to the intrusion. yes, the colonists were the aggressors and the all around bad guys in the story, but the division among the tribesmen was just as detrimental to the all around destruction of community and Okonkwo's ultimate suicide.
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Originally Answered: My daughter has a Fall birthday & loves the fall. I want to frame a beautiful Fall leaf. How do I do this?
Your ideas sound absolutely beautiful! If you research Mother Daughter under the Franklin Mint they may have something in the way of a poem, or even Hallmark.
Personally you are so thoughtful and obviously creative, why not create your own heartfelt sentiments. I am certain that your daughter will treasure this for a lifetime!
Leaves can be preserved by pressing them between two sheets of Wax Paper, Dry ( not steam ) Iron on Low heat. Then let the paper cool abit and lift open the paper. The leaf will be waxed. I am pretty certain that if you try to spray anything on the leaf it will shrivel up, loose the color turn brown and die. Waxing Leaves has been done for ions using wax paper method.
When you place the framed art together the leaves will be protected from air and pollutants which will keep it for a long time.
Trial and errors my dear, Lord knows there will be plenty of Leaves falling soon to choose from!
Wishing you the best of luck ~*~