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  • Okonkwo's Culture
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    A novel which is set roughly at the turn of the century, Things Fall Apart proposes the idea that the Igbo culture possessed civility prior to it's colonization by the British. Okonkwo, a character comparable to a Greek tragic hero is a man of very little compassion for anyone, including himself. The cultural standards, his own inability to handle the changes being made in his culture, and stressed family life are all conflicts created by his society that lead to his tragic downfall. The emphasi...
  • Rest Of The Clan
    347 words
    I felt the ending of this story was very insufficient compared to the rest of the book. The story was very good about asking questions and answering them through later text. The ending really leaves you hanging about the entire story. Did the clan ever accept Christianity? Was the church ever re-built? What happened to the other elders after Okonkwo's death? Was justice ever taken to the guards who tormented them when the people who claimed themselves to be godly held them captive? How can the a...
  • Umuofia And The Eight Villages
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    Things Fall Apart is a novel written by China Achebe. I t takes place in the middle of the twentieth century, in Umuofia Africa. It is based on the life of its main character Okonkwo and his village. Okonkwo was a well known, accomplished man in his village. He was a man of two titles and he earned every bit of it. Okonkwo's family included eight children, six sons and two daughters. He also had three wives which was also a symbol of wealth in Umuofia because in their village it was their custom...
  • Chapter 12 Okonkwo And Ekwefi
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    CHAPTER 10 A very dramatic public ceremony is described in detail that involves meting out justice. On the village commons pp gather and the rest of the village is behind them. Nine stools are placed for the to sit. Egwugwu represent the spirits of their ancestors and are respected members of the community who can dispense justice in trials. Women stood on the edges of the circle. A gong is loudly blasted and the guttural voice of the is heard. When he makes his appearance, it is very dramatic a...
  • Okonkwo And His Family For Some Time
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    Kelly Gemma Ms. Lewis Gemma 1 Honors English Per. 6 31 May, 2001 The Effects that Masculinity Plays in Things Fall Apart The novel, Things Fall Apart, takes place in the late 1800's. It is set in a small tribal community called Umuofia, which is located in southeastern Nigeria. During this time, there was a major thrust from the British to expand their power economically, politically, and culturally. The Umuofia tribe has the reputation of being a wealthy and powerful tribe. A young leader of th...

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