Civilization In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

analytical Essay
758 words
758 words

Almost every civilizat in the world was at one time colonized by another civilization with differing cultural beliefs. this is just the case in the Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart. were the Umuofia tribe in niger has being colonized by the british empire. which leds to the members of their tribe to either decide to learn to give into the brits and leave there way of life and accept the new christian teachings or have to fight to uphold their way of life that has kept order and peace in the village. by the end of the book many of the natives start rethinking their culture and join the christian church but the main character named Okonkwo all he is know is to work hard and slowly work his way up the umuofia's social ladder but it is now threatened by the the new christians teachings. at the end of the book okonkwo instead of fighting and knowing he will be unsuccessful he decides to kill himself because no matter how strong he is he knows that his fate was either kill himself or have all of his hard work to be …show more content…

this was caused by the unsuccessful people turning to the church and this caused the higher and successful people could not compare themselves to any one to be called successful.this cased okonkwo to go mad because there was no way to save his culture that he was stuck with no matter what it did to him. at one point his son joins the church so this conversation happens “Where have you been?” he stammered Nwoye struggled to free himself from the choking grip. “Answer me,” roared Okonkwo, “before I kill you!” He seized a heavy stick that lay on the dwarf wall and hit him two or three savage blows. “Answer me!” he roared again. Nwoye stood looking at him and did not say a word. The women were screaming outside, afraid to go in(chapter 17, page

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how chinua achebe's novel things fall apart depicts the umuofia tribe in niger being colonized by the british empire.
  • Analyzes how many quotes throughout the book tell us about okonkwo's need for success.
  • Analyzes how the book aloud the reader's understanding in the life of okonkwo led him into a depression because his own culture would do that.
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