Why did the villagers in things fall apart welcome the Europeans?
The villagers were taught by their gods to respect other people and to not harm them unnecessarily. This is highlighted in the story of Abame, and the subsequent tale of Mother Kite, the young duck and the chick.
If not for Enoch, the people of Things Fall Apart would have continued to slowly decay. His crime brings the emotion of the repressed villagers to the forefront and sets in action the inevitable rebellion. This quiet rebellion is quickly put down by the white man's power, and the villagers do the rest to end it, thus providing a conclusion to the story.
The village falls apart in "Things Fall Apart" because, like most cities, towns, and villages, creating a governing power is extremely difficult. The villagers cannot get along with one another to be able to overcome personal disasters and the second half of the novel is the unraveling of the utopia there once was.
What event makes the villagers of Mbanta stop their policy of ostracizing Christian converts Things fall apart novel?
What humor does the author use to show problems that can arise when a foreigner tries to communicate with those speaking a different language in Things Fall Apart?
The Europeans arrive at the Igbo villages: The slaughter of Abame gives the Umuofian's fear and reluctance to fight back against Europeans. Churches appear. Many men, even titled men join the white's society. Courtrooms, jails, and schools are built. The children are sent to schools in order that they may lead and not be left behind. The society thus promotes individualism over community. The villagers are divided between those on the European's side and those…
In 'Things Fall Apart' why do the villagers in Mbanta direct the missionaries to build their church in the Evil Forest?
What questions can you ask about characters in Things Fall Apart in order to learn more about Achebe's beliefs perspectives or assumptions?
There are many unwritten rules in things fall apart: Twins: Twins are to be killed at birth, defaced and left to rot in the Evil Forest Osu: Osu are forbidden to take titles, and may not shave their heads. Murder: A man who murders another clansman is to be exiled. If the crime was accidental, he is to be exiled for 7 years. His property must be destroyed to cleanse the earth.