Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart - Brock Davidson Dr. Cox World Literature...

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Brock Davidson Dr. Cox World Literature 2/10/04 Things Fall Apart The novels Things Fall Apart and So Long A Letter demonstrate mainly negative portrayals of Christianity and Islam, respectively. The authors of each come from completely different backgrounds and cultures, and both works relate to the negative aspects of religion in a specific manner. Chinua Achebe seems to give a more open- minded representation of Christianity in his novel than Mariama Ba gives Islam in hers. Achebe also tries to give a slightly more positive depiction of religion. Ba doesn’t really attempt to present a fair view of Islam in her novel. China Achebe, author of the novel Things Fall Apart , is a native Nigerian raised in a large village that was one of the first Anglican missionary work centers in Nigeria. This background information is important because it gives Achebe a first hand encounter with the Christian missionaries traveling through Africa and leaves him with experiences to dwell from. Achebe introduces two contrasting characters to represent Christianity,
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGL 2210 taught by Professor Cox during the Spring '03 term at GCSU.

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