Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart - 1) Contrast the ways in which Africa...

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Unformatted text preview: 1) Contrast the ways in which Africa and the Africans are depicted in Achebes Things Fall Apart as opposed to Conrads Heart of Darkness. The natives in Heart of Darkness were portrayed as savages and uncivilized but in Things Fall Apart their culture and societal organization and structure is displayed in detail. Their society has many rules and certain intricacies that the imperialists did not know about. 2) Can the culture and social organization of the Ibos be characterized as primitive or uncivilized as those in the Congo are viewed by Marlowe in The Heart of Darkness ? If so, in what ways? In what ways does Achebes account differ from Conrads in this regard? It is uncivilized in relation to Europe but their society had their own government, culture, and order which makes it a civilized society. Though they are not technologically advanced or Christian, requirements to be civilized by Europeans, their society was by no means primitive or barbaric. 3) Does Achebe offer a utopian view of African peoples and societies or a more critical and balanced...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course HISTORY 506:201 taught by Professor Adas during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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