Things Fall Apart by China Achuebe

1489 WordsJun 16, 20186 Pages
This world can appear to be a very large place when looking at the perspective of the earth on a globe. We notice the many continents and the vast country places, which exist within in it. The blueness of the seas that stretches from one end to the other is overwhelming within itself. It’s an elementary fact that life is prevalent on the dry places on the earth. However, another fact is true. Every society wants to establish its importance along with its reason for living and existing. The people of Umuofia were a people who had a strong belief in their power for oneness. Okonkwo’s people were a society of people who exercised strength and agility. The power of their strength came partly from their cultural beliefs. The clan of…show more content…
“That was a source of great sorrow to the leaders of the clan; but many of them believed that the strange faith and the white man’s god would not last. None of his converts was a man whose word was heeded in the assembly of the people. None of them was a man of title. They were mostly the kind of people that were called efulefu, worthless, empty men” (Achebe 143). Little did the people of Umuofia know that, oftentimes, people whom one individual may consider insignificant, there is someone else who will see their significance. All it takes is one person to make a difference, and eventually, those numbers will begin to multiply to make incredible changes. The Igbo people had always been playing on the same sheet of music prior to this occurrence. Previously, if the leaders of the Igbo society decided to go to war with another clan, then the people of Umofia went to war. “Umuofia was feared by all its neighbors. It was powerful in war and in magic, and its priests and medicine men were feared in all the surrounding country. Its most potent war-medicine was as old as the clan itself. And so the neighboring clans who naturally knew of these things feared Umuofia” (Achebe 11, 12). Hence things have become different now! “The arrival of the missionaries had caused a considerable stir in the village of Mbanta” (Achebe 144). The

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