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"No Longer at Ease"
An analysis of "No Longer at Ease" by Chinua Achebe.
# 49143 | 1,854 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2004 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

This paper begins by providing a brief summary of the novel by Achebe. It states that the story is told of a Nigerian man named Obi Okonkwo who struggles with cultural identity and loyalty. The story deals with many topics including nationalism, colonialism, conflict, and self-identity. The paper then analyzes these concepts within the story and concludes with the writer's personal opinion about the novel.

From the Paper:

"The main character of the novel, Obi, grows up in his native Nigeria, a country that has witnessed the spread of colonialism and mingled those traditions with the traditions of native people's living in Nigeria. In the novel, Obi travels to England in search of an education, and then returns to Nigeria only to find that his country has lost all of its "soul"(Hamilton, 2002). The European influences he recognized while attaining his education have actually permeated his native country enough to make it difficult to differentiate between Nigeria's true culture and this new co-mingled one."

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