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Contrasts in Things Fall Apart

Summary: In his novel Things Fall Apart, a powerful story of multiple conflicts, Chinua Achebe contrasts topics such as gender issues, social standing, and emotions to make a statement about society.
Did you ever realize how many times Chinua Achebe contrasts a variety of subjects in his novel, Things Fall Apart? His novel contrasts topics including gender issues, social standing, and emotions, to make a statement about society. These powerful points have a strong role in Chinua Achebe's, Things Fall Apart.

There are many gender issues and beliefs among the Igbo people throughout the novel. Okonkwo, the main character, has always wanted his daughter, Ezima, to be a son because of her mental strength. However, Okonkwo doesn't think that a girl or woman should have that trait. Women are bought to become a man's "wife", which shows that they are thought more of as play toys, slaves, or property, rather than companions. Men are the only sex allowed to own land in the villages, which shows the purpose of men to make a profit and support...

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