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The Open Internet : The Internet Of Toasters ( And Other Things )

- ... The authors of this article propose that since there is a lack of policy currently governing the “open internet” there must be a coordinated effort amongst institutions. Briefly, the idea of openness refers to the transparency, “open invitation” style participation, unlimited accessibility, and the potential for vulnerability (pg. 3). The article recommends that a “voluntary bottom-up agreement” is necessary in order to make the Internet function more smoothly. In order for something as vast as IoT to work, there must be a level of collaboration, keeping in mind the potential benefit such technology holds for all....   [tags: History of the Internet, Internet, Vint Cerf]

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Love in L.A. and ?M? is for Moon Among Other Things

- For Jake and Alfred, the male characters from Love in L.A. and “M” is for Moon Among Other Things, respectively, reality is far from their perception of the good life. Both men dream of living quite differently from the one they have been leading, yet neither deserve what they desire. Jake and Alfred are a true example of getting what one deserves. While the situations are very dissimilar, the dreams and desires are very common, stereotypical fantasies. Jake conjures up a perfect automobile in his mind, along with a sheik lifestyle to accompany it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impatient Western Fast-Paced Culture

- Tea. How many of us have ever enjoyed a tea in our lives. Many of us, right. Well, drinking tea is world known, especially to the Japanese. In the late twelfth century, during the Kamakura period, Matcha, also known as "finely powdered tea" was introduced to Japan from China (Sayre 302). During this period, tea wasn't just prepared the way most of us prepare it. It was prepared carefully and delicately, especially in Zen temples. The delicate tea making ritual continues today and it is generally performed by a master for his/her guest in a comfortable and relaxed setting....   [tags: taking time for tea and other things]

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Fast Food is Bad For Humans and Other Living Things

- “Grab and Go!” shimmer windows of many fast food restaurants in the new XXI century. “It is really comfortable and it saves time”, my old neighbor whispers to me as a secret. “Today is my birthday. Let’s go to McDonalds and order cheese hamburgers and fries!” – My niece is screaming with delight in her face. Finally, really big hamburger appears in TV screen during commercial and looking juicy with fresh green salads forcing every one of us to feel hungry. However, fast food restaurants serve not only food lacking of vitamins and nonnutritive value, but also are responsible for endangered species, biodiversity reduction, worsening human’s health, and risk to run out of natural food and medic...   [tags: Health, Nutrition]

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George Wither's poem, By Knowledge, Life wee gaine, All other things to Death pertaine

- George Wither's poem, By Knowledge, Life wee gaine, All other things to Death pertaine "Vivitur Ingenio Caetera Mortis Erut," roughly translated means, "Live intellectually. In all other matters, death is master." This phrase borders the emblem of George Wither's poem, By Knowledge, Life wee gaine, All other things to Death pertaine. This poem admonishes the reader to beware of a life too concerned with worldly pleasures, titles and treasures, which he says, belong to death and will return to him upon our death....   [tags: Philosophy Poet Poem Essays]

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An Analysis of On the Other Hand

- An Analysis of "On the Other Hand" "On the Other Hand", what is on the other hand. Rachel Hadas tells about the living, the dead and shows the reader the other side of usual thoughts about the dead and living. She lists the faults of the living and the virtues of the dead, in order to explain her first statement, "it is no wonder why we love the dead". Yet, then turns everything around again in the last statement of this free verse poem. Rachel Hadas poem, "On the Other Hand" clearly depicts the many differences of the "brittle, easily wounded" living and the "patient, peaceful" dead....   [tags: On the Other Hand Essays]

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Things Fall Apart: Questions and Answers

- 3. Whites often referred to Africa as the “Dark Continent,” a place of evil. Considering Igbo traditional beliefs and the colonial encounter between Britain and the Igbo, where is evil located in this book. In the Things Fall Apart, Achebe (1969) portrays Nigeria at a time when the arrival of the British was intrusive as they crept within Nigeria’s borders and made an overwhelming influence while they claimed that Nigerians were ultimately evil and needed to be controlled. In essence, it appears that one of Achebe’s (1969) goals is to convey to readers what the British’s alternative motives were when British colonialism occurred....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- Chinua Achebe is a well known contemporary writer from Africa. In his first novel, Things Fall Apart, deals with the conflict of cultures and the violent changes and values brought upon by the British colonialism of Nigeria. Critics say that Achebe book “Things Fall Apart” was influenced by Yeats’s view of history and time in his poem, “The Second Coming” and his use of Irish Folklore. A.G. Stock commented that Achebe was influenced by Yeats’s use of Irish legends to produce his understanding of the chronological process....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Stories of the Vietnam War Illustrated in O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

- Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried, portrays stories of the Vietnam War. Though not one hundred percent accurate, the stories portray important historical events. The Things They Carried recovers Vietnam War history and portrays situations the American soldiers faced. The United States government represents a political power effect during the Vietnam War. The U. S. enters the war to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. The U.S. government felt if communism spreads to South Vietnam, then it will spread elsewhere....   [tags: The Things They Carried]

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Proverbs in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- In the novel, “Things Fall Apart’, by Chinua Achebe, proverbs have an important impact on the storyline. All proverbs have some kind of deeper meaning behind them, and this is part of the Nigerian culture. Proverbs are used by people of all ages and statures to tell others about the importance of something. People in the Igbo Tribe use proverbs everyday as they are an important part of their culture and traditions, and the art of conversation is regarded very highly throughout the clan. The Igbo culture is a very oral language....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Achebe illustrates with the first quote that traditions and sayings of the elders dominate the Umuofia society by causing someone to alternate their actions to comply with the traditions of the elders. The sayings of the elders in the Umuofia tribe are equivalent to modern customs. Meaning, Umuofia clansmen incontrovertibly follow the sayings of the elders by, out of habit, incorporating them into their daily lives. For instance, whenever someone gives someone else something, they immediately reply “Thank you,” as if it were almost a reflex....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... There is another instance of a god telling the people what to do. Ikemefuma was taken from his home because of a crime another man committed. The goddess Agbala who was known as the “Oracle of the Hills and the Caves” (16) declared that he must die and so he was killed (57). The elder, as seen in the case of Okonkwo’s banishment, were responsible for enforcing the will of the gods or the laws. In instances where they could not make a decision, the egwugwu are summoned. The egwugwu are masked Umuofia elders who represent the ancestral spirits....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Civilization]

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Author Bias in Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness

- Authors often write not only to tell a story, but to communicate personal ideas and opinions to the readers. Even more personal beliefs can be read through the bias that the author uses, often the product of society or race. In the novella Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad displays his opinions through the attitudes and actions of his main characters Marlow and Mr. Kurtz. Similarly, Chinua Achebe shows his personal beliefs through the character Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart. Both authors, whether intentionally or not, show their opinions on the relations between Native Africans and European colonists in the Victorian era, and the races themselves....   [tags: Heart of Darkness, Things Fall Apart]

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Finding Balance and Moderation in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- The novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, revolves around the strong and masculine tribesman, Okonkwo, living in a small village in Nigeria. In the first half of his story, it tells about Okonkwo's slow fall in his tribe's society. From being the amazing wrestler who threw the undefeated "Amalinze the Cat", Okonkowo had it all. Until the death of a boy who was like another son to him made him feel like an old, withering woman and changes his way of living. Things began to get much worse when European settlers began to colonize in his tribe's land and convert his tribe to their religion....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Trauma for Soldiers in "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien

- Trauma can be defined as something that repeats itself. In The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, trauma recurs in soldiers for different reasons. However, although their reasons for trauma are different, the things they carried can symbolize all the emotions and pasts of these soldiers. One man may suffer trauma from looking through letters and photographs of an old lover, while another man could feel trauma just from memories of the past. The word “carried” is used repeatedly throughout The Things They Carried....   [tags: Trauma, Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien,]

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Comparing the Marriages in "Holding Things Together" and "The Painted Door"

- A married couple may not always be the happiest couple even though it may seem that love is expressed in the relationship. Some marriages are meant to be while some are not. What causes a person to be dissatisfied with their marriage. Or how do external factors play a role on the outcome of a relationship. As for the case in "Holding Things Together" and "The Painted Door"; these short stories have a few similarities, but they also have many contrasting factors to take into consideration on why one couple is successful with there relationship while the other is not....   [tags: Holding Things Together, Painted Door, marriage, ]

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Chinua Achebe 's Things Fall Apart

- Chinua Achebe was recognized for defining a modern African literature by publishing one of his first novels, Things Fall Apart. Achebe publishing this novel made a major contribution to world literature and is often compared to the great Greek tragedies. Things Fall Apart is a simple story of a “strong man” that goes by the name of Okonkwo. He was an influential clan leader in the village of Umuofia. His life is tragically dominated by fear and anger due to the reflection of his father’s life. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe portrays fear as a theme, which affects the characters in an unfavorable way....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, God, Chinua Achebe, Trinity]

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Chinua Achebe 's Things Fall Apart

- ... The colonialist culture consisted of Christianity because they had arrived to the village as missionaries. They forced Christianity upon the villagers and they were able to intrigue most of them into joining their culture by defying the Igbo culture beliefs. They built the Christian church in the evil forest of Mbanta and they didn’t die as it was proclaimed by the elders of the Igbo tribe. The Igbo culture considered twins as evil and they were thrown away in the evil forest but the missionaries accepted twins....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Chinua Achebe 's Things Fall Apart

- The Collapse in Fatherhood in Things Fall Apart In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, we see a breakdown between a father and son relationship which created a very detrimental effect. A relationship between a father and son can have a decidedly profound impact on each other’s lives. Whether this relationship is bifurcated, the psychological effects of having intimate or inadequate parenting skills can have a nurturing or depriving effect on a child 's personality from birth all throughout adulthood....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Doubles in Fight Club and Cofer's The Other

- Doubles in Fight Club and Cofer's The Other        In the current age of technology and capitalism, many people get caught up in trying to define their individuality with mass produced goods.  In David Fincher's movie Fight Club, the narrator, who is commonly referred to as Jack, invents an alter ego to serve as a source of substance in the hallow world of corporate America. This alter ego, named Tyler Durden, is portrayed as a completely psychologically and physically separate being throughout the movie.  The inherent polarity in personality between these two personas proves to be a crucial point of interaction between the two characters, and is the basis for most of the action...   [tags: Fight Other]

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Things They Carried in The Great Train Robbery and The Things They Carried

- The soldiers that fought in the Vietnam War had to endure many incredibly horrifying experiences. It was these events that led to great human emotions. It was those feelings that were the things they carried. Everything they carried affected on them whether it was physical or mental. Every thing they carried could in one-way or another cause them to emotionally or physically break down. Pain, loss, a sense of safety and fear were probably the most challenging emotional, and psychological feelings for them to carry....   [tags: The Things They Carried Essays]

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How the Tribe Changes in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe like any other novel has its changes and progressions. When the novel first starts out it talks about Unoka. Then it goes to his son Okonokwo who is the main character and who the book is mainly about. It then talks about Nwoye who is the son of Okonokwo. Another is Ikemefuna who has to live in this village because of a crime who his father commits. It shows how much the tribe changes during these years and how it affects the lives of these four men. First it starts out with Unoka....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, changes, time, ]

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The Myth Of Prometheus By Aldous Huxley 's ' Things Fall Apart '

- ... Huxley also explores this phenomenon of guilt and self-resentment by describing John the Savage’s hanging body as swinging “Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east.…” (Huxley 237). Not only does this line describe how John’s body is directionless when it is found, but it also alludes to John’s lack of personal direction at the end of his life, after his thirst for knowledge of his new world leads him to discover the evils that are hidden from the membe...   [tags: Brave New World, Frankenstein, Things Fall Apart]

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Conflicts of Gender in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

-      There are constant struggles between gender, identity, commodification, and class. Among the men and women in many African tribes that still exist today, there are divergences, which will always remain intact because of the culture and the way in which they are taught to treat each other. Chinua Achebe wrote the novel, Things Fall Apart, which is a great piece of African literature that deals with the Igbo culture, history, and the taking over of African lands by British colonization. The ongoing gender conflict is a prominent theme in Things Fall Apart presenting the clash between men and women of the African Igbo society....   [tags: Things Fall Apart]

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The Importance of Friendship in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

- The Importance of Friendship in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War that the author, Tim O'Brien, uses to convey his experiences and feelings about the war. The book is filled with stories about the men of Alpha Company and their lives in Vietnam and afterwards back in the United States. O'Brien captures the reader with graphic descriptions of the war that make one feel as if they were in Vietnam. The characters are unique and the reader feels sadness and compassion for them by the end of the novel....   [tags: Tim O'Brien Things They Carried]

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Religion in Things Fall Apart

- For many people, religion is a very touchy subject. For most, it is a personal decision; people choose a faith that aligns with their beliefs, ideas, and faiths. Although people would like to think that religion is a personal decision, and they can adapt it to how they feel and what they believe, in practice, that is not the case. Religion represents a commitment to a set of principles that are not moldable, adaptable, or flexible. Religion, although it may be a personal belief, it is extremely defined, with little to no room for flexibility....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Struggle of Weight in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

- The Struggle of Weight in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines the word "weight" as "a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported." Tim O'Brien's war story The Things They Carried, published in 1990, explores the theme of weight and its importance to men at war in considerable depth. The opening chapter of this book, which was originally written as a short story, is comprised of a collection of lists. O'Brien details for his reader both the physical objects, such as cigarettes, C rations, and packets of Kool-Aid, and the more intangible things, such as fear and silent awe, that weigh these soldiers down....   [tags: Tim O'Brien Things Carried]

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Fact Verses Fiction in O'Brien's The Things They Carried

- Fact Verses Fiction in O'Brien's The Things They Carried "The difference between fairy tales and war stories is that fairy tales begin with 'Once upon a time,' while war stories begin with 'Shit, I was there!'" (Lomperis 41). How does one tell a good war story. Is it important to be accurate to the events that took place. Does the reader need to trust the narrator. In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien examines what it takes to tell a good war story. He uses his own experiences in Vietnam in conjunction with his imagination to weave together a series of short stories into a novel....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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Women Roles In The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

- In this book there are three major women Linda, Martha, and Mary Anne. Linda's role is positive yet very saddening because she in a way has given Tim O'Brien the power to tell stories so in depth using memories. Mary Anne's role is encouraging because she comes to Vietnam and throughout the journey she discovers herself; she redefines the typical role of women. Martha's role in this book could be considered positive because she is keeping up Jimmy Cross's morale but, at the same time it could be negative because she leads him on....   [tags: O'Brien Things They Carried Analysis]

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Christianity vs. Animism in Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Christianity vs. Animism in Achebe's Things Fall Apart A major aspect of one’s society is religion. Without it, the way people hold themselves accountable would be nonexistent. In addition, many moral standards that exist today are values taken directly from religions such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Currently, there exists a feud between people who believe in a god, and of those who do not. Eventually those who believe in a higher power will fight against each other. In “Things Fall Apart”, Chinua Achebe brings to light the differences and similarities of Christianity and Animism in order to demonstrate the effects of religion upon one’s society, which is exemplified by Okonkwo an...   [tags: Achebe Things Fall Apart]

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Things They Carried Essay: Syntactic and Paratactic Style

- Syntactic and Paratactic Style in The Things They Carried Many times, when an author writes a story, he will use different techniques to influence the way that the reader absorbs the work. Writers use both paratactic style and syntactic style. These two styles contrast each other greatly, but on the same term, they greatly compliment one another. In the book The Things They Carried, O'Brien uses both of these styles. In this essay, syntactic and paratactic style will be examined in the story "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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Relationships in Tim O'Brien's Things They Carried

- Relationships in The Things They Carried The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War, but in reality, the book centers around the relationships the men make, their connections to the world they left behind and the connections that they formed to Vietnam. The stories are not war stories, but stories about love, respect and the bonds made between men when they spend day after day fighting just to stay alive. One of the clearest points in The Things They Carried is that of the importance of certain objects or feelings used by the soldiers of Alpha Company to survive the war....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays Vietnam War Friendship]

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The God of Small Things

- Velutha of Small Things The small, more trivial things in life are more often than not eschewed, and because of this they are left to find a safe haven in furtive localities similar to “History House” or the river. Being the watch keeper of these small things can be good as well as bad, as shown through Velutha’s ultimate fate. In the novel “The God of Small Things”, Arundhati Roy shows the minute details that fill her characters' lives and furnish the dwellings that cannot protect them. Not only does Roy address the importance of small things, but she also does this through giving the title of “The God of Small Things” to Velutha....   [tags: The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy]

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The Collision of Beliefs in Things Fall Apart

- No one likes to be told how to live. In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, missionaries came to Africa to teach the natives a new way of life, Christianity. The natives had lived one way their entire life, and enacted their beliefs whole-heartedly. European missionaries wanted to convert them from these ways. Each group of people had a difficulties communicating with each other; this caused a type of ignorance towards the other. Joseph Conrad did an adequate job portraying the views of Europeans in his novel Heart of Darkness and why they felt they needed to be in Africa....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- “Tragedy arouses not only pity but also fear…” Things Fall Apart doesn’t tell you what “has” happened it shows you what is going to happen. In Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe is dramatizing what may happen and what was happening. The District commissioner suggested a book title at the end of the book. I think the book title’s main purpose was to suggest what may happen.”…The Pacification of the Lower Niger Tribes.” A tragedy has a protagonist, the protagonist is someone who is renowned or prosperous, and has a change of fortune from good to bad or vice versa....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Things Fall Apart: Questions and Answers

- Q1. Describe Okonkwo, the protagonist of Things Fall Apart. Consider him as an Igbo hero character: How does he achieve greatness and defined by his culture. How does he differ from Western heroes you are familiar with. What are Okwonko’s strengths and weaknesses. Okonkwo embodies all the ideal and heroic traits of the Igbo culture. He is strong, authoritative, hardworking, and successful. The opening sentence states that “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond” (3)....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- In the novel, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, women play the roles of oppressed homemakers that are perceived as weak and defenseless second-class citizens, as the educators of children, and as spiritual leaders in traditional Ibo culture. Through the life of Okonwo, the main character of Things Fall Apart, the roles of women in traditional Ibo culture are presented through various events that take place in the village of Umuofia. In traditional Ibo culture, women were to stay at home and tend to her husbands’ needs and satisfy them....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

- Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is a very uniquely written book. This book is comprised of countless stories that, though are out of order, intertwine and capture the reader’s attention through the end of the novel. This book, which is more a collection of short stories rather than one story that has a beginning and an end, uses a format that will keep the reader coming back for more. Typically, a novel contains four basic parts: a beginning, middle, climax, and the end. The beginning sets the tone for the book and introduces the reader to the characters and the setting....   [tags: O'Brien Things Carried Book Analysis]

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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Chinua Achebe’s “Things fall apart” is a story about a man named Okonkwo who is successful and physically strong. However, Okonkwo is emotionally unavailable and afraid that he will be seen as weak and that others will compare him to his father. The book’s peak is when Okonkwo does something considered immoral by killing a boy who he had taken in and raised as his own for three years, because he did not want to be seen as weak. Okonkwo is ruled by one obsession and that is to hate everything that his father had loved....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Summary Of ' Things Fall Apart '

- ... And in a more modern sense, Mark Waters entertains us by following the life of a transfer high school student who struggles with the need to fit in. Despite the fact that we 've all grown up learning that greed is a bad thing, many grow up and become greedy without that being their intent since they strongly believe that they deserve the best for themselves even if it could negatively impact others. Many grow up learning good morals, but over time their innocence is lost by their greed. In Things Fall Apart, Achebe describes his main character, "...as a little boy who had resented his father 's failure and weakness"(Achebe 13)....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo]

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Essay on Role of Women in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Women in Things Fall Apart The position and image of women in Things Fall Apart is an important topic. Unfortunately, people have not paid much attention to it beyond going along with the assumption that this novel presents women as a sadly oppressed group with no power. This assumption may appear to be right, but there is much more to think about. Women in Things Fall Apart are the primary educators of children. Through story telling and other forms of discourse, they educate and socialize the children, inspiring in them intellectual curiosity about social values, relationships, and the human condition....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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Essay on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Spiritual and Traditional Aspects

- Spiritual and Traditional Aspects of Things Fall Apart   Chinua Achebe describes in his book Things Fall Apart (1958) some interesting features of what life could look like in an African village during late 19th century. The society that the Nigerian author presents is in most ways considerably different from our western society of today. Life in the African village of Umuofia was, among many other things, spiritual and traditional. The spiritual aspect of life in Umuofia is well illustrated by the episode where Okonkwo and one of his wives finally have a child that does not die at a young age....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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Things Fall Apart Contradicts Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Heart of Darkness

- Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Contradicts Stereotypes in Conrad's Heart of Darkness In "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness," Chinua Achebe criticizes Joseph Conrad for his racist stereotypes towards the continent and people of Africa. He claims that Conrad propagated the "dominant image of Africa in the Western imagination" rather than portraying the continent in its true form (1793). Africans were portrayed in Conrad's novel as savages with no language other than grunts and with no "other occupations besides merging into the evil forest or materializing out of it simply to plague Marlow" (1792-3)....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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Analysis of Achebe's Impartiality in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Achebe's Impartiality In Things Fall Apart      Knowledge of Africa and the inhabitants of the massive continent were often portrayed as barbaric beasts by the first missionaries to enter the land.  Because of skewed writings by European missionary workers, a picture was painted for their readership of a savage Africa saved only by the benevolent, civilized western influence.  Achebe successfully attempts to redirect this attitude. Achebe educationally has the means to convey a different perspective, an advantage most other individuals of his culture lack.  In his novel Things Fall Apart, rather than glorifying the Ibo culture, or even offering a new view, Achebe acts as a pipeline for in...   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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How Does Chinua Achebe Depict Ibo Culture In Things Fall Apart?

- How does Achebe depict Ibo culture in ‘Things Fall Apart’. Chinua Achebe’s, Things Fall Apart, is a story of a traditional village in Nigeria from inside Umuofia around the late 1800s. This novel depicts late African history and shows how the British administrative structure, in the form of the European Anglican Church, imposed its religion and trappings on the cultures of Africa, which they believed was uncivilized. This missionary zeal subjugated large native populations. Consequently, the native traditions gradually disappeared and in time the whole local social structure within which the indigenous people had lived successfully for centuries was destroyed....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge

- Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge After reading the first few paragraphs, The Other Side of the Hedge, by E. M. Forster, seems to be nothing more than a story about a man walking down a long road. The narrator's decision to go through the hedge transforms the story into an allegory that is full of symbols representing Forster's view of the journey of life. The author develops the allegory through the use of several different symbols including the long road, the hedge and the water....   [tags: Forster Other Side of the Hedge Essays]

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Analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

- Analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien In the book “The Things They Carried”, O’Brien uses imagery, figurative language and repetition to convey his message. O’Brien’s purpose for story telling, is to clear his conscience of war and to tell the stories of soldiers who were forgotten by society. Many young men were sent to war, despite opposing it. They believed it was “wrong” to be sent to their deaths. Sadly, no one realizes a person’s significance until they die. Only remembering how they lived rather than acknowledging their existence when they were alive....   [tags: Book Analysis, Imagery, The Things They Carried]

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Continuing to Be Affected by the Vietnam War: "The Things They Carried" and "Regret to Inform"

- In the novel The Things They Carried and the documentary Regret to Inform, people that were involved share their recollection of events that occurred during the Vietnam War. Consequently, both works also share the underlying idea that people are affected by the war even after it is done. They convey this meaning through the stories of mental and physical harm each witness deals and dealt with because of the war. The novel, The Things They Carried is a story of one man’s accounts resulting to his tour of duty in Vietnam....   [tags: Things They Carried, ]

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Lack of Morality in War Depicted in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

- Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried” epitomizes the degradation of morals that war produces. This interpretation is personified in the characters who gradually blur the line dividing right and wrong as the motives for war itself become unclear. The morality of soldiers and the purpose of war are tied also to the truth the soldiers must tell themselves in order to participate in the gruesome and random killing which is falsely justified by the U.S government. The lack of purpose in the Vietnam War permanently altered the soldier’s perspective of how to react to situations and in most cases they turned to violence to express their frustration....   [tags: Things They Carried]

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The Untouchables in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- Many people see other people as equal or lower than or higher than them. This includes by wealth, knowledge or rights. Few people know about the caste system in India, but many people are able to point out the untouchables. Why. Is it because everyone knows that they are better than the untouchables. Some people feel that the untouchables are strictly only in India, but they don’t realize that even bigger countries have untouchables; they are just called something else. Many tribes in Africa also have untouchables, including the Igbo tribe....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Colonization Explored in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- Written by Chinua Achebe, “Things Fall Apart” describes European imperialism through the eyes of the Nigerian tribesmen as they interact with European colonists. What makes this piece of literature valuable is not the fact that it criticizes imperialism; it is the way in which it criticizes imperialism. Achebe portrays the African tribes as having very rich civilized and social cultures, not as being animalistic savages, which other literatures would lead one to believe. Because of this, the reader is able to connect with the mindset of an African native....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Role of Women in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- The role of women in society has grown and changed tremendously with the development of the world. Within the American culture, women’s rights have expanded to the extent of being able to vote for who runs our country or even possibly being the person that does run our country. Although the American culture has somewhat promoted the growth of a woman’s role in society, does not mean women receive the same respect in other cultures around world. For example, in Africa women are viewed lower on the totem pole of importance even though without them the village would fall apart....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Theme of Family in Achebe’s "Things Fall Apart"

- Family is important in every culture, it shapes people and makes them who they are. People are commonly judged by the actions of there family. Each family member contributes differently and has separate effects on the outcome of his or her family. In different culture the men and women have a variety of roles cut out for them, none are quite the same. Women are very important in some cultures however in others, such as in the Igbo culture, they only serve to be wed and bear children. When women are growing up one of the main things they are taught about is their roles in the family and future....   [tags: Achebe, Things Fall Apart]

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Things Fall Apart - The Clan's Religion and Christian Religion

- There are many differences between the Clan’s religion and the Christian religion. They never truly understood each other’s notion. Both had different views on which this one true god really is. The clan had trouble comprehending the Christians religion. As they have lived in a remote part of the world. They have only been aware of their own tradition, which makes it challenging for them to adjust to the Christian way of life. On arrival, the missionaries could barely comprehend the tribe. They had very little understanding of their culture, beliefs, and rituals the tribe admires....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Distortion of Truth in Tim O’Brien's The Things They Carried

- Some authors choose to write stories and novels specifically to evoke certain emotions from their readers as opposed to writing it for just a visual presentation. In order to do this, they occasionally stretch the truth and “distort” the event that actually occurred. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, is a compilation of short stories about the Vietnam War with distortion being a key element in each of them. Several stories into the novel, in the section, “How to tell a true war story”, O’Brien begins to warn readers of the lies and exaggerations that may occur when veterans tell war stories....   [tags: The Things They Carried Essays]

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The Feminine Presence in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- Chinua Achebe’s seminal novel, Things Fall Apart, portrays the difficult struggle of a native African society to preserve its beliefs and values when faced with a powerful and dangerous outside influence. The struggle is most poignantly captured in the story of Okonkwo, a warrior who cannot reconcile his most treasured principles with the changes occurring in his society. It is through the lens of Okonkwo’s passions that we come to know the subtleties of his tribal village, Umuofia, and their complex religious and cultural practices....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Destruction of the Igbo Indigenous Culture in Things Fall Apart

- In Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe showed us the richness of the Igbo traditional culture as well as the destruction of it through the activities of British missionaries. The appearance of Christianity on the Nigerian tribal land led to the disintegration of belief in the Igbo society, and made way for British colonization. Were the British the only cause of the destruction of the Igbo culture. The appearance of a new religion was not the sole reason for the loss of a tradition. The Igbo people also lost their culture because of many unreasonable conceptions in their spirituality....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Cultural Adherence in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- To truly understand a culture and any person within it, one must first understand the family dynamics present. This understanding becomes exceedingly important when one is trying to understand a culture that is starkly different from his own. However, because of human nature, there are relationships that are common to all cultures, though the dynamics of these relationships may be different. In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s extreme cultural adherence creates very distinct family dynamics as evidenced by the father-son and husband-wife relationships in the novel....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Gender Roles in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

- Upon an initial reading of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, it is easy to blame the demise of Okonkwo’s life and of the Umofia community on the imperialistic invasions of the white men. After all, Okonkwo seemed to be enjoying relative peace and happiness before then. He did have a few mishaps; one of them resulted in him being exiled for eight years. Nonetheless, he returned to his home town with high spirits and with prospects of increased success. However, everything has changed....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

- Some believe that boundaries are made to be broken, that lines are meant to be crossed while others believe that we should “ not move an ancient boundary stone set up by [our] forefathers” (Proverbs 22:28). Everywhere we look, we come across a moral boundary that we at least think we should not cross, but cross nonetheless. “As ye sow, ye shall reap” is a familiar proverb we have all heard at one point in our lives (Roy 31). But is it true. Do we really get what we deserve. And if so, who then decides what is right and wrong....   [tags: The God of Small Things]

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Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried

- Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried Each day that we live our lives we are faced with the opportunity to believe and tell many stories and dramatizations. As a young child in Hebrew School you were taught that the world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested. In a Christian home you were told about Saint Nick. On a juvenile level, stories serve a purpose to teach something and to give hope....   [tags: O'Brien Things They Carried Truth Analysis]

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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

- Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” chronicles the life of Okonkwo, a strong man whose existence is dominated by fear and anger, and the Ibo tribe, a people deeply rooted in cultural belief and tradition. As events unfold, Okonkwo’s carefully constructed world and the Ibo way of life collapses. The story of Okonkwo’s fall from a respected and feared leader of the Ibo tribe to an outcast who dies in disgrace dramatizes his inability to evolve beyond his personal beliefs, affecting the entire Ibo tribe beyond measure....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

- During the mid 1800s and 1900s, the continent of Africa was being invaded by European superpower nations such as Great Britain, France, and others. The proper act was named as Colonialism which according to my lecture notes means: “a racially based system of political, economical, and cultural domination forced on an indigenous majority by a technological superior foreign minority” (Zeitler). For instance, many European nations enforced imperialism on the continent of Africa because of its recently discovered natural resources which would be beneficial for their countries, and Europeans used western education and religion as a moral “cover” for their easy access to the native African’s land...   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

- Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, tells the story of Okonkwo. As a fearful and stubborn protagonist, the novel retains a clear focus upon his thoughts and actions. Through the skewed perspective of a character-focused narrative, Achebe presents the complexities and subtleties of life in the Ibo community. Although the rigid frame of Okonkwo’s fears and beliefs restrict most of the narrative to his myopic account of Ibo life, the views of those in contrast to his can be seen on the outskirts of the text....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Power Of Themes : Things Fall Apart

- ... As Okonkwo’s story is told from part one to part two, readers learn the traditions and customs of the Igbo society, which is one of the themes implemented throughout. Alongside that theme, the theme of masculinity fits in perfectly. Achebe’s novel shows us what was defined as a man back in the early African days. The question of masculinity was the basis of Okonkwo’s life and how he handled his situations defined him as a man. The third theme is definitely evident in Part two as two culture’s clash against each other....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Igbo people, Chinua Achebe]

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Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People and Good Things to Bad People?

- The thoughts on the absurd and what it’s about had a lot to do with struggle of why things happen to people. Why do bad things happen to good people and good things to bad people. Because the world doesn’t have rules of fairness. It exists as it does, not as we want it to. This is seen in Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the underground: During his last year at school, he’d come into an inheritance of some two hundred serfs, and, since almost the rest of us were poor, he’d begun to brag. He was an extremely uncouth fellow…he suddenly declared that not a single girl in his village would escape his attention—that it was his droit de seigneur, and if the peasants dared protest, he’d have them all flogg...   [tags: fairness, dostoyevsky, good things]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Iglo traditions include their own gods and religion practices, marriage and their own justice system and court trial, through the use of the nine elders of the village that dress up as gods to settle arguments or giving punishment of a crime throughout the village. Okonkwo held a high social position within Umoufia, he is part of the nine elder who judge based on the law of the land, he have three out of four prestige title that a man could earn at his age. Until it all changes when Okonkwo was exiled from the village for 7 years for accidentally shoot and kill a boy....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Culture]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... However, as time passes white men begin to settle in Umuofia and teach the village people about Christianity. The village people we kind enough to allow the white men to settle in the” Evil Forest where the clan would bury those who died because of evil diseases such as smallpox.”(Achebe 105) The white man began to preach in the village, soon built their own church where some began to attend and by the time of Okonkwo and his family return the village was torn apart. The remaining members of the tribe held a meeting in which Okonkwo stated “I shall fight alone if I choose” (Acheba 140) his use of figurative language sadly didn’t go as far as he had hoped since they were interrupted by a...   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Animal Farm]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... In the end, such clansmen and women refuse to succumb to the missionaries because they are comfortable with the way they live within the village and risk losing their stability and wealth. The people who ended up opposing the arrival of colonizers were those who were welcomed in their clan and who were perceived as successful by their people. Personas in “Things Fall Apart” such as Okonkwo are not rejected by the village. In fact, Okonkwo is seen as someone to look up to besides his exile and banishment....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... These events are similar because both Achebe and Nwoye have rejected the religion that their parents raised them in. Another similarity between these events is that both Achebe and Nwoye change their name to symbolize that this is a change that is beyond just a change of religion, and is closer to a change of culture altogether. One major difference between the transition that Achebe and Nwoye make is that Achebe changes his name to reject the colonial influence imposed on him, while Nwoye changes his name in acceptance of colonial influence....   [tags: Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... If the Igbo society were still around today, it could be predicted that only males would get baby photos because they are pleasured more. In a Eurocentric viewpoint, Americans would see the Igbo people as sexist by being happier with males instead of thinking about equality. This is one way these two cultures differ, but another way is how children are taught while growing up. A child’s morals are developed through personal experiences and lessons learned while growing up. In the Igbo culture, children are taught how they should properly act and told what roles they play in life as they are still maturing....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Okonkwo’s greatness is demonstrated through stories told throughout the novel. Okonkwo’s achievements in the war defending his village, the titles he has earned, his marriages to three wives and him defeating an undefeated wrestler, Amalinze the Cat all depict Okonkwo has a great man in the society of Umuofia. However, achieved through motifs and symbolism the reader learns that Okonkwo has a fatal flaw. Okonkwo is often referred to as a “Roaring Flame” which demonstrate his providence and protection to his family....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... This action that he committed caused controversy between him and his friend, Obierika, who refused to be a part of the killing. By him partaking in the event, Okonkwo began questioning his doing, which lingered in his mind for days on end. Another accidental yet threatening action occurred during clansman, Ezeudu’s, funeral. “Okonkwo’s gun had exploded and a piece of iron had pierced the boy’s heart” (Achebe 124). This fatal action resulted in Okonkwo having to flee the clan because he had killed one of his own clansmen, which was a crime against the earth goddess....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Polygamy was another vital part of the Igbo culture. The people understood the necessity of having many people to tend to the crops. This agrarian community depended on all of their children for success. Nwakibie had “three huge barns, nine wives, and thirty children (Achebe 18)” and Okonkwo had 3 wives and 8 children in his family. Another important part of the Igbo culture was the kola nut. It is said: “he who brings kola brings life” (Achebe 7). Kola is a special nut that symbolizes hospitality....   [tags: Igbo people, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Folktales also portray hidden meanings from Achebe’s culture that characterize African values. Chapter 9 tells a story about a Mosquito and the Ear. The Mosquito asks Ear to marry him, but Ear replies no while laughing. The valuable lesson taught is to treat others with respect because today humans are being bitten by mosquitos. Similes throughout the novel also provide insight of the African culture. For example, “Agbala do-o-o-o. Agbala ekeneo-o-o-o-o came the voice like a sharp knife cutting through the night.” Agbala means a woman, but Achebe uses the proper word from his native tongue....   [tags: Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Igbo people]

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Literary Interpretation Of Things Fall Apart

- Literary Interpretation of Things Fall Apart Growing up a poor boy in a poor country is hard. When you dad’s the village fool, it makes it even worse; your sense of worth is low, and you must fight every day to rectify the mistakes of your father and prove your own worth basically reestablishing your name as one of truth and goodness. You must work twice as hard for half the reward as Okonkwo does to establish himself as a different person than his father. Making the choice to be a different man; he made good business decisions, worked tirelessly and raised his children with a strict set of rules he never had....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Emotion]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Christ died for everyone, regardless of theological positon or beliefs. Mr. Smith failed to grasp this concept, so the converts there suffered immensely for it. Most of the converts were ostracized from the community of the tribe (page 185). He decided that those people who would harbor sympathy toward the tribe members were not fit to attend church (page 184). Mr. Smith also harbored an extremely unnecessary wrath toward the native people of the tribe. When Mr. Smith learned of the practice of sacrificing babies, he “was filled with wrath” (page 185)....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Love]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Okonkwo was a man of great fortune, and he stood very proud of this. After returning from his banishment of several years, Okonkwo believed his people would have been thrilled and had a large feast prepared, but they took little notice, as their tribe had been burdened with the white men. Many converted over to Christianity, and one day a convert killed an egwugwu of Umuofia. An egwugwu was seen as an ancestral spirit represented through a man’s body. The killing of an egwugwu had never occurred before in their history, so a meeting was enacted to determine what was to be done....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- ... Unlike an uncivilized society, the problem has been solved through reason and consideration and without violence or chaos. Through the egwugwu and their trial procedures, the Ibo tribe is able to have a civilized system of government to provide justice to their society. Contributing to their religious beliefs, the Ibo tribes worship the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves because they believe that the Oracle provides a connection to their gods. The Oracle, called Agbala, lives in a distant cave and is looked upon for wisdom when there is trouble throughout the village....   [tags: Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Igbo people]

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A Lesson in Responsibility: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

- People carry things with them all the time on a daily basis. They might be physical, emotional or spiritual things. Some people could carry a traumatic past while others simply carry a bag of groceries into their house. The things one carries defines them as a person and brings out their qualities as well as their defects. Some people might think of those things as burdens while others see them as a way out of reality or as something to push them forward, something to believe in. In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, O’Brien portrays a captivating message of responsibility to his readers....   [tags: Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien,]

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