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When Things Fall Apart Research Paper

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When Things Fall Apart

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy loosed upon the world”-The second coming. Change can be good for people, or it can be fatal. In the case of this poem this change is destroying the world or one’s society. In Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, he explains the positive and negative effects of change can have on one’s culture. I will be focusing on the negative effects change can have. Okonkwo’s sense of identity was challenged with the introduction of western Ideas into the Ibo culture. Okonkwo started out in the novel as a well respected and feared warrior in the clan, but the cultural collision of the British colonists and Ibo people affected Okonkwo to the point of his own
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