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 Pre-Colonial Igbo Culture in Things Break apart by Chinua Achebe Dissertation

Pre-Colonial Igbo Culture in Things Break apart by Chinua Achebe Dissertation

InВ theВ book ​ ThingsВ FallВ Apart​ В  byВ ChinuaВ Achebe, В theВ authorВ focusesВ onВ preВ­colonialВ IgboВ cultureВ asВ wellВ asВ theВ socialВ structureВ ofВ theВ IgboВ nation. В AchebeВ wroteВ thisВ bookВ primarilyВ toВ educateВ theВ readersВ aboutВ hisВ culture, В andВ theВ bookВ providesВ readersВ withВ aВ pictureВ ofВ whatВ theВ IgboВ societyВ lookedВ likeВ beforeВ andВ afterВ colonization. В HeВ criticizesВ andВ questionsВ theseВ elementsВ ofВ theВ IgboВ cultureВ throughoutВ theВ entiretyВ ofВ theВ bookВ thusВ far. В OneВ ofВ theВ thingsВ heВ heavilyВ criticizesВ isВ theВ oppressionВ ofВ women, В whichВ isВ displayedВ gratuitouslyВ duringВ theВ courseВ ofВ theВ story. В HeВ doesn'tВ directlyВ sayВ it, В butВ insteadВ heВ usesВ theВ toneВ ofВ particularВ passagesВ toВ displayВ hisВ feelingsВ ofВ distasteВ andВ disapprovalВ ofВ theВ " savage” ritualsВ andВ customs. В HeВ demonstratesВ thisВ byВ narrating, В " OkonkwoВ ruledВ hisВ householdВ withВ aВ heavyВ hand. В HisВ wives, В especiallyВ theВ youngest, В livedВ inВ perpetualВ fearВ ofВ hisВ fieryВ temper... ” (Ach. 13). В ThisВ aweВ exposesВ theВ factВ thatВ AchebeВ wantsВ OkonkwoВ toВ beВ seenВ asВ anВ oppressiveВ andВ temperamentalВ man.…...

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