Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart - Patricia Abrudan 1 On Things Fall Apart...

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Patricia Abrudan 1 On Things Fall Apart The end of Things Fall Apart brings forth a very disheartening image of how the European colonists tried to overtake the African tribes. Achebe shows several key concepts about how little the Commissioner understood of the African tribes and of how much the Commissioner thinks only of himself. With the suicide of Okonkwo, Achebe also shows what can happen to a soul that has lost his reason for being because of oppression. The first events in the book help to tie all the ideas together with a satirical ending. The “dream” that the colonial commissioner has for Africa is a paradox within itself. The Commissioner believes he understands everything about African custom but in the end shows no respect for any of their customs. The colonists come and try to make the tribes believe in Christianity when the tribes have already established what they believe in. In essence the colonists are destroying the essence of the tribe people's being by destroying what they believe in. The speech that the
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