Things Fall Apart Essay | The life and `Tragic Fall' of Okonkwo and the Igbo "Things Fall Apart

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The life and `Tragic Fall' of Okonkwo and the Igbo "Things Fall Apart

Summary: A summary of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," a novel about the colonialism of Nigeria and the arrival of Christian churches in this area of Africa.


In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Achebe discusses colonialism in Nigeria from the perspective of those being colonized. Things Fall Apart is closely related to Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Lindqvist's `Exterminate All the Brutes', with the usage of conflicting cultures, similar characters, and most importantly the usage of colonialism, though each are from a different point of view, respectively.

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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, revolves around the life and `tragic fall' of Okonkwo and the Igbo, formerly Ibo, culture/society, due to the pressures of Christianity and colonialism. Okonkwo is a respected leader in Umofian society who yearns for greater recognition among his people and wants to keep Igbo traditions

Oknonkwo is a determined man who will do anything to make a strong name for himself within his community. Not only is he somewhat...

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