What Is Achebe's Use Of Literary Elements In Things Fall Apart

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In “Things Fall Apart,” CHinua Achebe describes the life of Okonkwo, a village leader, and displays how the altering world around him affects his decisions. In order to do this, he first had to establish the things that were tradition so that he could show was being altered. Achebe’s use of literary items assists in revealing their traditions and it challenges. In the beginning, Okonkwo is preparing a feast for the clansmen of his motherland, Mbanto. He employs the use of the analogy “I cannot Live on the bank of a river and wash my hands with spittle: in order to explain why the feast is being held; to show gratitude to those who have taken care of him during his exile. He then uses the simile ‘it was like a wedding feast” to display the

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