[Reading] ➬ Things Fall Apart - Classics in Context ➳ Chinua Achebe – Submitalink.info

[Reading] ➬ Things Fall Apart - Classics in Context  ➳ Chinua Achebe – Submitalink.info THINGS FALL APART Tells Two Overlapping, Intertwining Stories, Both Of Which Center Around Okonkwo, A Strong Man Of An Ibo Village In Nigeria The First Of These Stories Traces Okonkwo S Fall From Grace With The Tribal World In Which He Lives, And In Its Classical Purity Of Line And Economical Beauty It Provides Us With A Powerful Fable About The Immemorial Conflict Between The Individual And Society The Second Story, Which Is As Modern As The First Is Ancient, And Which Elevates The Book To A Tragic Plane, Concerns The Clash Of Cultures And The Destruction Of Okonkwo S World Through The Arrival Of Aggressive, Proselytizing European Missionaries These Twin Dramas Are Perfectly Harmonized, And They Are Modulated By An Awareness Capable Of Encompassing At Once The Life Of Nature, Human History, And The Mysterious Compulsions Of The Soul THINGS FALL APART Is The Most Illuminating And Permanent Monument We Have To The Modern African Experience As Seen From Within.


10 thoughts on “Things Fall Apart - Classics in Context

  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    How To Criticize Things Fall Apart Without Sounding Like A Racist Imperialist 1 Focus on the plot and how nothing very interesting really happens Stress that it was only your opinion that nothing interesting happens, so that everyone realizes that you just can t identify with any of the events described, and this is your fault only 2 Explain gently and with examples that


  2. Rowena Rowena says:

    The drums were still beating, persistent and unchanging Their sound was no longer a separate thing from the living village It was like the pulsation of its heart It throbbed in the air, in the sunshine, and even in the trees, and filled the village with excitement Chinua Achebe, Things Fall ApartThis is a book of many contrasts colonialism and traditional culture, animism and Ch


  3. Skylar Burris Skylar Burris says:

    I read this many years ago as a teenager, before it was as well known as it is today, and then I read it again in college Readers often expect imperialism to be dealt with in black and white Either the author desires to see native ways preserved and consequently views any imperial attempts as immoral and threatening, or he s a Kipling style white man s burden devotee who believes non E


  4. Bookdragon Sean Bookdragon Sean says:

    Achebe s protagonist isn t a very nice man In reality he is an asshole I don t like him I don t think anyone really does He is ruthless and unsympathetic to his fellow man He grew up in a warrior s culture the only way to be successful was to be completely uncompromising and remorseless His father was weak and worthless, according to him, so he approached life with an unshakable will to conqu


  5. Lisa Lisa says:

    My son and I had a long talk about this novel the other day, after he finished reading it for an English class Over the course of the study unit, we had been talking about Chinua Achebe s fabulous juxtaposition of different layers of society, both within Okonkwo s tribe, and within the colonialist community We had been reflecting on aspects of the tribe that we found hard to understand, being foreig


  6. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    The act of writing is strangely powerful, almost magical to take ideas and put them into a lasting, physical form that can persist outside of the mind For a culture without a written tradition, a libraries are not great structures of stone full of objects instead, stories are curated within flesh, locked up in a cage of bone To know the story, you must go to the storyteller In order for that story to persi


  7. فهد الفهد فهد الفهد says:

    1958


  8. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    In this classic tale Okonkwo is a strong man in his village, and in his region of nine villages At age 18 he beat the reigning wrestling champion and has been an industrious worker all his life, a reaction to his lazy, drunkard father He lives his life within the cultural confines of his limited world, following the laws that govern his society, accepting the religious faith of his surroundings, acting on both, even whe


  9. Barry Pierce Barry Pierce says:

    Y know when you read a novel that is just so stark and bare and depraved that you know it s going to stay with you for a very long time Yep, it s happened guys It s happened This novel ruined me Ugh it s so great and so horr...


  10. M.L. Rudolph M.L. Rudolph says:

    1959 Love it or hate it, Achebe s tale of a flawed tribal patriarch is a powerful and important contribution to twentieth century literature.Think back to 1959 Liberation from colonial masters had not yet swept the African continent when this book appeared, but the pressures were building The US civil rights movement had not yet erupted, but the forces were in motion Communism and capitalism were fighting a pitched battle for control of hearts and minds, for bodies and land, around the world 1959 Love it or hate it, Achebe s tale of a flawed tribal patriarch is a powerful and important contribution to twentieth century literature.Think back to 1959 Liberation from colonial masters had not yet swept the African continent when this book appeared, but the pressures were building The US civil rights movement had not yet erupted, but the forces were in motion Communism and capitalism were fighting a pitched battle for control of hearts and minds, for bodies and land, around the world Africans would suffer under the proxy wars waged there to keep the Cold War cold.Achebe tells the tale of Okonkwo, a young man of some fame th...


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