Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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In this world, there are many types of religions and cultures, each having its own views on life and how one should live. Not everyone decides to accept a specific religion, but they are handed their culture and way of living. The environment that one is raised in becomes one's culture. In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the Ibo culture reveals a lot about itself. It showed the uniqueness of this particular culture. The uniqueness was shown by the people's way of living, beliefs, customs and rituals. Those ideas along with many others will be covered in this report.

The people of the Ibo culture measure his or her wealth by the number of wives and crops they possess. Everyone of the village had dark or colored skin and the men were usually big and strong. They hunted for goats and other animals making them very rough and rugged.

Okonkwo, who is a typical male in the village, fits those exact characteristics. The men wore cloths that were draped through the armpit and hung on the shoulder. The women were smaller and worked around the huts. They did all the cooking and cleaning and were treated as slaves. Most of them ran to the streams to fetch water and made sure there were meals waiting for their husbands when they arrived home. The women looked burdened and exhausted quite often. However, the women would do themselves up whenever there was a big festival or occasion. The people also had wonderful food at these festivals.

Yams were the major crops of the Ibo culture. The people lived and survived mainly off of this individual crop. Kola nut was another common food of the people. The kola nut was broken based on a certain ritual. The braking of...