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Things Fall Apart

Summary: Things Fall Apart, an African-based novel by Chinua Achebe, and "The Second Coming," a poem by William Butler Yeats, has many similarities. For this reason, Achebe might have chosen to take the title of his novel from Yeats's poem. The similarities and few differences make each work uniquely in its own way.
Erika B. Robles

English Pre Ap, Period 7

Things Fall Apart

March 15, 2005

Things Fall Apart

1.Things Fall Apart, an African-based novel by Chinua Achebe, and "The Second Coming," a poem by William Butler Yeats, has many similarities. For this reason, Achebe might have chosen to take the title of his novel from Yeats's poem. The similarities and few differences make each work uniquely in its own way.

In the Poem, the second coming gives us an idea of a chaotic world and a center on which cannot hold because of its inner conflicts. In the beginning there is a show of gradual loss between the falcon and the calls of the master, giving us a sense of evil. The ones who have the ability to change do not stand up while the non-Christians are making themselves heard. Things happen to be falling apart because the people did not...

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