Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming Essay

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Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming           "The Second Coming"       By William Butler Yeats           Turning and turning in the widening gyre         The falcon cannot hear the falconer,         Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;         Mere anarchy is loosened upon the world,         The blood-dimmed tide is loosened, and everywhere         The ceremony of innocence is drowned         The best lack of…show more content…
The poem is based on changes and it implies that when mere anarchy is in play, the whole community lets go and things fall apart. The only reason why the society fell apart is because the people did not stand up for their religion and government. They let the missionaries change their ways. That was also referred to in the poem. The poem stated that things fall apart when the center cannot hold.           At the bottom of page 176, Obierika quoted that the white man has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart. I think that Achebe is trying to give William Butler Yeats some type of recognition because in the beginning of the book, Achebe included a stanza from the poem.                   "The blood-dimmed tide is loosened, and everywhere                 The ceremony of innocence is drowned"           First of all, I think this means that once the white missionaries interfere with their religion, it could encourage the whites to feel they could do anything to their society and the people would not say anything. For example, After the white missionaries introduced their religion, they tried to introduce British law and force
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