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Essay Grade: 81%
Okonkwo's Self-Destructive Masculinity in "Things Fall Apart"
2,720 words, approx. 9 pages
The character of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall About" is obsessed with proving his masculinity, often by beating his wife and son. This chracter flaw leads to misery for him and his family.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Narrative Technique in Chinua Achebe's "things Fall Apart"
2,381 words, approx. 8 pages
Chinua Achebe is probably the most widely read of contemporary African writers. His first novel, Things Fall Apart published in 1958 brought forth glory and fame. Then it was followed by his other novels such as No Longer Ease (1960), Arrow of Good (1964) and A Man of the People (1966). His father was an evangelist and church teacher, although many of his relatives adhered to the Ibo religion and customs.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Things Fall Apart: Masculinity
1,890 words, approx. 6 pages
Things Fall Apart is set in the 1890s, during the coming of the "white man" to Nigeria. The novel portrays the clash between the white's colonial government and the traditional culture of the Igbo people. The novel is about a very strong man, Okwonko, and his rise to great prestige, fortune and power which in the end were overshadowed by his inevitable death.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Things Fall Apart and a Small Place: Comparing the Theme of Cultural Integrity
1,741 words, approx. 6 pages
Discusses the cultural integrity of the natives in A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Describes the values and morals of the natives and details how they are compromised by the invading British.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Evil in "the Iliad", "things Fall Apart", and "the Epic of Gilgamesh"
1,505 words, approx. 5 pages
I would like to explore the themes of evil that appears in Things Fall Apart, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Iliad as well as explain what evil is. I will also discuss the evil characters of Paris, Gilgamesh, and Okonkwo and compare their importence in the given story. I will then compare entities that embody and represent evil in their respective tales. In the end, I will explain why evil is needed to maintain a counterbalance of good. This will show how evil is important to society and to humanity.
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Essay Grade: 92%
A Civilization Falls Apart
1,500 words, approx. 5 pages
Discusses the novel Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. Describes how the novel is not about one person, but about an entire civil-society that becomes overwhelmed with the ideas and beliefs of the European colonizers that are invading.
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Essay Grade: 83%
"Culture Conflict" in Things Fall Apart
1,496 words, approx. 5 pages
Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe explores the coming of the white man and its effects on the culture of the people of Umuofia. The coming of the white man brought about culture conflict which affects the people of Umuofia's religion, their agriculture, their judicial system and their social life.

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Essay Grade: 98%
Plot Summary of "Things Fall Apart"
1,470 words, approx. 5 pages
A plot review of "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. The novel is the story of the rise and fall of Okonkwo, and it tells the story of what happens to a society and culture when colonization by a more-powerful culture takes place. This essay is a general plot analysis of Okonkwo and the life surrounding him,and his village.
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Essay Grade: 95%
Effects of Colonialism in Africa
1,419 words, approx. 5 pages
Essay, to show the effects of colonialism in Africa, chooses two fictional novels, Things Fall Apart and Arrow Of God to set two examples of main characters, who is being affected by the colonialism in Africa.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
1,397 words, approx. 5 pages
This essay explains why "Things Fall Apart", by Chinua Achebe is the perfect title for his novel. It talks about how the excerpt from "The Second Coming, and symbolism in the novel foreshadow the fall of indigenous tribes in Africa.
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Essay Grade: 93%
Things Fall Apart: Achebe's Use of Language
1,303 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay explaining how Achebe's use of language and choice of words contributes to the novel "Things Fall Apart."
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Essay Grade: 86%
Things Fall Apart, An Examination of the Treatment of Women
1,251 words, approx. 4 pages
Analyzes the historical novel "Things Fall Apart" by African writer Chinua Achebe. Focuses on the Igbo marriages and treatment of women in the text.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Cultural Conflict Can Bring Dramatic Changes to Socity
1,244 words, approx. 4 pages
Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe analizes the coming of the white man and its results on the culture of the people of Umuofia. The coming of the white man brought about culture conflict which affects the people of Umuofia's religion, their judicial system and their social life.
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Essay Grade: 89%
A Review of the Book "Things Fall Apart"
1,227 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay is a review of the book "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Fear in the Life of Okonkwo in "Things Fall Apart"
1,226 words, approx. 4 pages
In the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, the encroachment of Western culture on Eastern clan communities is expressed in Okonkwo, the novel's main chracter. Oknokwo's preoccupation with fear, even though he has many admirable qualities, symbolizes the fear of the loss of culture and tradition of the larger society.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Clash of African Cultures
1,219 words, approx. 4 pages
The following is a comparative essay of "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Things Fall Apart
1,144 words, approx. 4 pages
This is a book report on "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. The essay gives a detailed summary of the book with personal opinion.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Okonkwo's Fatal Flaw in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart:
1,016 words, approx. 3 pages
In Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, the protagonist is an instrument of suffering of offers. This suffereing brought upon others by Okonkwo contributes to the tragic vision of the work as a whole. Okonkwo's characteristics are contradicting and therefore can be considered a paradox. He seems to represent the traditional Igbo life, yet his suicide seems to contradict everything the Igbo society represents.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Book Review of "Things Fall Apart"
962 words, approx. 3 pages
A review of the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 90%
Things Fall Apart
957 words, approx. 3 pages
An analysis of the source of paternal conflict and its contribution to the Okonkwo's tribe.

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Essay Grade: 92%
The Supreme
942 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay discusses the almighty supreme beings in the work "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 95%
Things Fall Apart -The difference between the clan's beliefs & the christian's beliefs
922 words, approx. 3 pages
Look at pages 126-129 and examine the differences between the clan's beliefs and the Christian beliefs. Why does the clan have so much trouble understanding the Christian' ideas.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Theme of Good Versus Evil in "Things Fall Apart"
895 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay discusses the theme of good versus evil in the novel "Things Fall Apart."
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Essay Grade: 88%
Tragedy Strikes
881 words, approx. 3 pages
In Things Fall Apart, author Chinua Achebe creates Okonkwo's character to resemble that of a classic Greek hero. The setting in Nigeria is different, as is the more modern time, but the elements of a tragedy still occur.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Things Fall Apart
877 words, approx. 3 pages
In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the African society of Igbo is portrayed before the unwanted arrival of the Europeans and the destruction of their beloved culture by the Christian Missionaries.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Broken Chain
840 words, approx. 3 pages
In his novel Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe depicts how British colonisers destroy the traditional Ibo life. One of the pillars of the tribe is the chain of fathers and sons together in life and after death. This is best described towards the end of the story when the protagonist Okonkwo has driven away his son, Nwoye, to the Christian church.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Things Fall Apart
840 words, approx. 3 pages
Compares the novel, Things Fall Apart by Achebe with the W.E. Yeat's poem "The Second Coming." Discusses the common themes of change, weakness and failure.
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Essay Grade: 86%
A Comparison Essay of "Julius Caesar" and "Things fall Apart"
835 words, approx. 3 pages
This essay compares themes and characters between "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare and "Things fall apart" by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Things Fall Apart
809 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay discusses the book "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 88%
A Man of the People: Political Analyzation
766 words, approx. 3 pages
Provides a political analysis of author Chinua Achebe's The book A Man of the People. Explores Achebe's post colonial views. Compares it to Achebe's earlier work, Things Fall Apart.
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Essay Grade: 75%
Bypassed Hero
750 words, approx. 3 pages
Ancient and modern societies alike often idealize people who have exceptional qualities. The hero is but one example of this idealization as his noble qualities and courage lead him to great achievements. Okonkwo, Things Fall Apart, is a very controversial character due to his selfish ambition and lack of ethics.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Things Fall Apart
750 words, approx. 3 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Tragic Hero in "Things Fall Apart"
743 words, approx. 3 pages
The character of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" is a literary example of a tragic hero, a hero who has many admirable qualities, but also a flaw that leads to his demise.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Character Analysis of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart
741 words, approx. 3 pages
In his novel Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe' portrays Okonkwo as a respected and determined individual with one fatal flaw -- the desire not to be like his father. This flaw leads him to go into exile, after which he discovers fundamental changes in the village; the village has converted from Islam to Christianity, and white colonists had taken over power from the local clansmen. This eventually leads to Okonwo's downfall and suicide.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Religion in "Things Fall Apart"
729 words, approx. 2 pages
A summary of the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Christian missionaries' role in bringing Christianity to Africa is examined in the novel. This missionary work had great benefits, but it also caused strains on tribal societies by changing belief system and culture.
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Essay Grade: 88%
World Civilization
640 words, approx. 2 pages
How wolrd civilization has affectd the world using the books "Things fall apart" by Achebe, and "Nectar in a Sieve" by Markandaya
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Essay Grade: 86%
Characterization in Things Fall Apart
627 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines the novel Things Fall Apart by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. Analyzes the characters Mr. Smith and Mr. Brown. Explores how different they were.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Okonkwo: a Tragic Hero
614 words, approx. 2 pages
CHINUA ACHEBE THINGS FALL APART

In Things Fall Apart, the tragedy is that Okonkwo, the tragic hero, suffers a downfall and ends up killing himself. Even though his downfall could have been averted, the white missionaries are the main cause of Okonkwo's tragedy.

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Essay Grade: 86%
Things Fall Apart: The Tragedy of Okonwo's Character
609 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the novel, Things Fall Apart. Analyzes the character of Okonkwo. Contends that Okonkwo was the symbol of the old times which couldn't survive in competition with the upcoming era.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Family Relationships, Tradition & Change in "Things Fall Apart"
571 words, approx. 2 pages
In "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, the author shows family relationships and how they can be jeopardized by change or different beliefs and views of the same tradition. Achebe shows strong values of an African tribe in a unique light.
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Essay Grade: 81%
How Folk Literature Applies to "Things Fall Apart"
552 words, approx. 2 pages
Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" is an example of how folk tales arise from tradition and how religion arises from oral tradition.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Different Life Styles
549 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the different life styles of the characters in "Things Fall Apart" to Berl from "The Son from America."
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Essay Grade: 81%
Contrasts in Things Fall Apart
545 words, approx. 2 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Things Fall Apart: From One Critic to Another
516 words, approx. 2 pages
David Carroll's critique versus my critique on the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The life and `Tragic Fall' of Okonkwo and the Igbo "Things Fall Apart
475 words, approx. 2 pages
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.

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Essay Grade: 83%
Folk Literature in "Things Fall Apart"
424 words, approx. 1 pages
Chinua Achebe uses folk literature to enhance his novel "Things Fall Apart." The work focuses on the African Ibo tribe and its traditions. He incorporates folk literature into the story to refute stereotypes about traditional African culture.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Okonkwos as a Tragic Figure in Things Fall Apart
369 words, approx. 1 pages
How Okonkwos life was a tragedy both physically and mentally in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Okonkwo's Tragic Life in "Things Fall Apart"
339 words, approx. 1 pages
In "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo faces many tragic challenges, such as the killing of Ikemefuna and then Ezeudu's son. He eventually proved himself a coward by hanging himself.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Okonkwo a "tragic hero"
329 words, approx. 1 pages
Okonkwo compares with the classical concept of the "tragic hero." Chinua Achebe, "Things Fall Apart"
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Essay Grade: 81%
Themes of Things Fall Apart
241 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the book Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. Examines the novels major themes, including family strength. Also explores Okonkwo's inner conflict with himself.

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