Essays Tagged: "Igbo"

Things fall apart : the role of men and women

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart explores the struggle between old traditions within the Igbo community as well as Christianity and "the second coming" it brings forth. While on the surface ... on the labyrinth of human vs. human and human vs. society in the framework of the role of women in Igbo society and how men assign and dictate these roles. I will also briefly explain the importance ...

(7 pages) 440 2 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Chinua Achebe associates some blame on the Africans for allowing Christianity to take hold in tribal Africa.

n definitely plays a serious role in the story, much of the book is devoted to culture. Achebe uses Igbo words to describe many things to give a deeper understanding of everyday Igbo life. It is throu ... rican life was allowed to be devastated by Euro centrism as a direct result of the passivity of the Igbos to the invasion of Christianity into their society.Emanuel Egar, in a critical analysis of Thi ...

(7 pages) 237 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.

et in some occasions it may feel so.There is a constant balance between reason and passion. Not all Igbo people are considered to be one sided among this scale. There is a mixture of 'good' and 'bad' ... ch more to the reasoning side. Coincidentally, in the novel, Obierika means; 'the ideal man' in the Igbo language. This is proved by his less violent nature that he imposes, and also shows the varying ...

(2 pages) 100 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The economy, people and land of Nigeria

Nigeria's most diverse feature is its people. More than 400 languages are spoken, including Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English. The country has abundant natural resources, notabl ... farmland.There are three major ethnic groups in the country: the Hausa-Fulani, the Yoruba, and the Igbo. The northern-dwelling Hausa, the most numerous group in the country, have become integrated wi ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Achebe's view of the missionaries in "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, is a story about a Nigerian Igbo tribe forced to endure, and live with European Christians. These Europeans were colonizing Afri ... e, their presence was devastating to the Ibo culture. Achebe did not like how the Europeans and the Igbo people interacted with each other. The European missionaries viewed their religion as superior ... ople interacted with each other. The European missionaries viewed their religion as superior to the Igbo religion because there was never an effort made by them to understand the Ibo religion.The miss ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Achebe's Portrayal of Women in Igbo Society

Chinua Achebe's first novel "Things Fall Apart" is a story about an Igbo village in the late 1800's. In the story, Achebe depicts women in Igbo society as a sadly oppre ... story, Achebe depicts women in Igbo society as a sadly oppressed group with no power. Women of the Igbo tribe were terribly mistreated, and had no respect outside their role as being a mother or a wi ... the role of women in pre-colonial Africa, by telling stories of how women handle their business in Igbo society. Most women in Igbo society "were primary educators of their children, and they cook an ...

(10 pages) 64 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart"

tal, savage and animalistic. He attempts to portray through his book that the people of the African Igbo tribe are not savages or mindless tribals, they are a people with a history and a culture and a ... nd a culture and a well thought out way of life. He also tries to give a realistic portrayal of the Igbo tribe`s traditions, festivals, social hierarchy and religious activities, along with the effect ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Things Fall Apart" Analyses

eritage of what it was once and how it was after the religion stir brought in by the colonizers.The Igbos lived by the earth and its seasons without the intrusion of modern ideas. Their society was en ... ciety was entirely cyclical. People did not die, but they returned as different manifestations. The Igbo's practiced a cultural polytheistic religion which was steeped in tradition. Village leaders an ...

(4 pages) 129 2 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Things Fall Apart

y own hands" (Achebe 33). This is an example of the difference in personal beliefs among family.The Igbo people had a very different religious lifestyle than what the British were used to here. Their ... itish were used to here. Their culture was very different as well. They believed in polytheism. The Igbo supreme god was Chukwu, they believe "he made all the world and the other gods" (Achebe 179). E ...

(7 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Okonkwo Freewill Lead To Misfortune

The tragic story of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's, Things Fall Apart, exposes many examples of the Igbo clan's beliefs. According to the text, the Igbo believed in fate; that nothing happened by chan ... be afraid to watch Ikemfuna die. As seen here, this is an act of his own decision.According to the Igbo tradition, it may be either destiny or retribution for his sins that brings about the downfall ...

(4 pages) 1145 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Your Race, Your Life : Whether it plays a role in your life

e. She is a Nigerian from the Eastern part of Nigeria, from a place called Imo State. She is of the Igbo tribe, and mostly speaks Igbo with her family. Her original tribal name is Ogechi which means " ...

(3 pages) 81 2 3.8 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Things Fall Apart" - Oppression

ale characters who understood and displayed gratefulness for the important role women played in his Igbo society. In this Igbo culture based on male prosperity—men were higher up on the social sc ... important theme in Achebe’s book.One very prominent reason for the suppression of women in the Igbo tribe was manifest in their lack of opportunity to excel. Women everywhere have a desire to pro ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


rote the novel, Things Fall Apart, which is a great piece of African literature that deals with the Igbo culture, history, and the taking over of African lands by British colonization. The ongoing gen ... is a prominent theme in Things Fall Apart presenting the clash between men and women of the African Igbo society. Throughout history, from the beginning of time to today, women have frequently been vi ...

(2 pages) 472 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

a life not forgotten

tutored me on, the one that I've valued the most was the knowledge of speaking my native language- Igbo. Growing up so far away from my native land had its advantage and disadvantage towards me, but ... n't get to experience the negative effect of the disadvantage until I turned 16. As a native of the Igbo tribe, I was expected to be very fluent in speaking and understanding, and moreover, my father ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Paper Plane

one of Achebe's main tools. The novel is the story of Okonkwo's tragedy, but it is also a record of Igbo life before the coming of the white man. The novel documents what the white man destroyed. The ... ng of the white man. The novel documents what the white man destroyed. The reader learns much about Igbo customs and traditions; depicting this world is a central part of the novel.Social disintegrati ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study