Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart
This paper discusses the fallacy of tribal life as relating to women and outcasts in Chinua Achebe's novel "Things Fall Apart".
# 95666 | 1,390 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 |
Published on May 30, 2007 in Anthropology (African) , Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Culture) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper explains that, in Chinua Achebe's novel "Things Fall Apart", the cultural traditions of the Umoufia tribe are a representation of human social groups, which date back four thousand years to ancient Mesopotamia. The author points out that a recurring theme in the novel is the use of violence as a means of control over the weaker members of Umoufia society, especially women. The paper relates that this novel describes the customs, traditions and rituals of the tribe used to place woman in the roles of property, spectator, slave and concubine.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Achebe Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Anchor Books A Division Of Random House, 1994
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