Throughout the novel, Chinua Achebe used simple but dignified words and unlike other books, he also included some flashbacks and folktales to make the novel more interesting and comprehensible.
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And the single book which has helped him to launch his "revolution" is the classic, Things Fall Apart. The focus of this essay includes: 1) Achebe's portraiture of women in his fictional universe, the existing sociocultural situation of the period he is depicting, and the factors in it that condition male attitudes towards women; 2) the consequences of the absence of a moderating female principle in his fictions; 3) Achebe's progressively changing attitude towards women s roles; and 4) feminist prospects for African women....
Animism in Achebe's Things Fall Apart
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"If things fall apart is first a story of the disintegration of a traditional African society, it is also the personal tragedy of a single individual , whose life falls apart in the midst of that same process." (Booker, 69)
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However, in the perception of Okonkwo, the main character in Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, the measure of a man's success is based on two elements, material acquisition and growth, and physical prowess.
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Both novels are narrated for most of the book in a voice that gets taken over by an outside voice at the end (the District Commisioner in Things Fall Apart and the Captain in Lord of the Flies.
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Domestic support for the missions depended in large measure upon the tangible success of their preaching, 'success' being reflected in the numbers of conversions.
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About Naipal referring to Africans as monkeys and brutes: "He doesn't pull his punches, does he?" (Achebe, Home and Exile 89)
"We don't all have to be run over by a car before we know that it is dangerous to stand in the middle of the road." (Jussawalla, 68)
"I think what makes the ethos, climate, atmosphere in Things Fall apart appear more is that we are not familiar with it." (Jussawalla, 71)
" don't the environment and the character balance each other all the way?" (Jussawalla, 70)
"There's always that possibility of things having a funny side." (Jussawalla, 73)
"I'm so certain that self-righteousness is the worst possible thing that could happen to us." (Jussawalla, 73)
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Belonging to someone different than me in as many ways possible. Chinua Achebe’s, Things Fall Apart, shows us the importance of this through his story....