Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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Aisne Richardson Ms. Talbott English 10 Accelerated December 4, 2015 Things Fall Apart Test 1. What are the similarities of “The Second Coming” by W.B Yeats and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe? In Things Fall Apart, it appears like things happen to fall apart at whatever point Okonkwo builds trust. On the other side, the substance of “The Second Coming” recounted a chaotic world and a base that couldn 't hold as its very own inner conflicts. In addition to the synonymous feeling both the book and poem give, they both uncover a great shift from an old era to new era. 2. What was the struggle between change and tradition in Things Fall Apart? As a story about a culture on the verge of change, Things Fall Apart deals with how the prospect and reality of change affect various characters. To some extent, Okonkwo’s resistance of cultural change is also due to his fear of losing societal status. Long scorned, these outcasts find in the Christian value system a refuge from the Igbo cultural values that place them below everyone else. The tension about whether change should be privileged over tradition often involves questions of personal status. Okonkwo, for example, resists the new political and religious orders because he feels that they are not manly and that he himself will not be manly if he consents to join or even tolerate them. 3. How do the locusts symbolize the white settlers in Things Fall Apart? Achebe depicts the locusts that descend upon the village in highly

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