Things fall apart is about the tragic fall of the protagonist, okonkwo, and the igbo culture okonkwo is a respected and influential leader within the igbo co. In his novel „things fall apart”, chinua achebe tells the story of how an igbo village in the niger region first encounters christian missionaries and british the christian and the igbo belief seems obvious: christians believe in salvation through jesus christ and do not worship their ancestors or any spirits of nature.
Then, when i was perhaps 8 or 9, i read chinua achebe's things fall apart it was a glorious shock of discovery here were characters who had igbo names and ate yams and inhabited a world similar to mine okonkwo and ezinma and ikemefuna taught me that my world was worthy of literature, that books.
Dichotomy between what he calls story and novel this transition from the oral to the written is also central to chinua achebe's novel things fall apart, and to achebe's writing about literature more generally this essay brings benjamin's trenchant analysis of narrative, and its func tioning within an emergent modernity,.
Paid to chinua achebe's things fall apart (1958), certain key aspects of the novel's meaning remain unresolved time of writing the novel as it is to elucidate the nature of the worldview or worldviews which things fall apart obsessive need for personal success and his fear of failure when the second great assembly.
Chinua achebe examined colonialism and masculinity with a sensitive understanding about how culture functions and what it means but like many novelists who find success with an early book, mr achebe found himself almost solely defined by “things fall apart” he spent the last two decades in the. Chinua achebe's 1961 book is a narrative that follows the life of an igbo tribe on the very cusp of the time when the wave of colonization washed over africa set in nigeria, the book follows the story of okonkwo, the son of a ne'er do well, who is determined not to end up a failure like his father, but wants to follow tradition.