Reflection Of Things Fall Apart

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The novel Things Fall Apart was written in English language by the late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It was first published in the year 1958 by Heinemann Educational Books. This literary piece is one of the most widely read and studied ever happened in the history and one of the African novels written in the English language and to receive global critical acclaim. Things Fall Apart is recognized as one of a classic literature or literary work and is said to be taught and read everywhere by the Anglosphere or rather in the English-speaking countries.
Chinua Achebe or Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe, his real name, was born on the 16th of November 1930 in the Igbo town of Ogidi in south-eastern Nigeria. He started his education at the St Philips' …show more content…

The Oracle instructs that the boy Ikemefuna was to stay with Okonkwo for three years until they tell the elders to kill him. Futhermore, an oldest man in the village warns Okonkwo to not be a part on the killings that will happen soon enough for he doesn’t have anything to do with it. But as the hard-headed man he was, he ignores what the old man said and himself strikes for the reason that his pride will go crashing down if his companion thinks his weak and feminine. Shortly after that, Okonkwo accidentally kills someone at a ritual ceremony of funeral. For that, he was send away for seven years to conciliate with the God he has offended.
While Okonkwo was not in the village, white men started coming and introducing their religion. Because of this, many from the villagers converted and a new government was introduced. Okonkwo who happens to be coming home, tried to reclaim, together with the other leaders, their native land by destroying a local Christian church. This resulted to a very humiliating scenario wherein the leaders felt insulted when the white government held them as captive and a prisoner. Hence, the people of Umuofia have finally gathered for what could be a great

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