Things Fall Apart Essay | Things Fall Apart, An Examination of the Treatment of Women

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Things Fall Apart, An Examination of the Treatment of Women

Summary: Analyzes the historical novel "Things Fall Apart" by African writer Chinua Achebe. Focuses on the Igbo marriages and treatment of women in the text.
At first glance the treatment of women in an Igbo marriage is appalling, the woman may be beat if she is out of line, she raises the children, does the housework and even some farm work without hesitation. For the Igbo clan, a marriage is the union between a man and as many women as he desires and can afford to buy. A marriage is done for the purpose of having numerous children and love between man and wife is not even a requirement. The wife is given the option to leave if she is unhappy and despite the fact that the choice to leave or to stay seems obvious, the pros seem to outweigh the cons for an Igbo woman.

For the most part an Igbo marriage takes into consideration two factors: religion and the fertility of the couple...

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