Things Fall Apart Natural Environment

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All of the cultures during the period of pre colonization were influenced by the natural environment. The natural environment is best defined as all of the living and non-living things that are naturally in that area before the colonization of the region of land. Throughout the different literary texts, the society, which the people live in, is emphasized through their environment and the resources that are available to them. The environment of each of the African, Indian, and Australian societies has been shaped on how the outside world views them. The interaction of the Australian, African, and Indian societies with the land and the natural environment establishes how of each of the societies differ from one another and the outlook of that…show more content…
In “Things Fall Apart”, the relationship between the land and people is one of the most important driving forces. The forest is personified and given the name “Evil Forest”. The land is respected and feared as a God. There are numerous occurrences where citizens of the Umuofia Society asked the forest goddess about the fate of crops and the fate of the land. The Earth goddess controls the weather and the productivity of the land. However, the Forest is viewed as the highest of them all, the farmers still have an image of masculinity to maintain although the environment determines their degree of masculinity. The natural setting in the Africa is necessary to understand in order to apprehend the African…show more content…
The Indian society lacks resources and very underdeveloped. In a story called “Pigeons at Daybreak” by Anita Desai, she paints the representation of the Indian society through the marriage of a man, Mr. Basu and his wife, Otima. Desai exaggerates through Mr. Basu about how dreading hot is going to be because of the electricity will not be available to them the upcoming night. However, the connection created in the Indian society was through the daylight and pigeons in the sky. With all of the worrying and complaining, Desai uses the birds to symbolize the emotions of Mr. Basu. Pigeons represent happiness and freedom. On the other hand, the light symbolizes the pessimistic mood and the self-imprisonment of Mr.
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