Dead men's path.docx - 1 What were mission schools How did they impact the cultural values of the communities around them Mission schools were created

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1. What were mission schools? How did they impact the cultural values of the communities around them? Mission schools were created by missionaries that arrived in the region of Achebe’s home in order to promote Christianity. European colonization had a huge impact on cultural values and communities, especially in Igbo tribes. The Igbo tribes traditions, beliefs, and clothing was very different before European colonization. Achebe’s parents became converts to the Christian faith and therefore, sent Achebe to a Mission school. 2. Do you think that the mission schools had positive or negative effects on Achebe’s life? In my opinion, it had both a positive and negative effect on Achebe’s life. It was positive because as shown in paragraph 3, his exposure to Christianity and Igbo culture made him multicultural. But it was also negative because it caused difficulty in self identification culture-wise, which was why he rejected his Chrisitian name.
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