Cassandra Flynn Rako2

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Cassandra Flynn Rakos Sociology  Ethnocentrism In the novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, there are many examples  of ethnocentrism. However the example that stands out the most is the way that  the district commissioner acted toward the people of Umuofia. The District  commissioner and his men routinely punished the tribesmen for breaking the laws  of the white man. For this the tribesmen thought them to be arrogant and were  strongly hated by the tribe.  When the district commissioner plans to use what he learns about the  African culture from the local tribes in an ethnographic study. This plan proves that  he has a dehumanizing and reductive attitude toward the African tribal race. When  the commissioner says “ He had already chosen the title of the book, after much  thought: The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger.” This means  that he is making a satirical statement about the traditions of the western cultures. 
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