|Plot Summary of Things Fall Apart|
|"The modern tragedy of Okonkwo, an Igbo farmer who has risen out of a disreputable family by his atheltic talents and hard work. His entire life is motivated by a fear of failure, failing like his poor father. Tragic events mount one upon another, culminating in the arrival of white men and the irreversible change of Okonkwo's world."
Daniel, Resident Scholar
|" This story is about the life of Okonkwo, an up and comming leader of an Igbo village in Africa. He is willing to do anything to maintain his social status, no matter the suffering that it causes himself and those around him.
Everything that Okonkwo holds dear becomes threatened after an accidental shooting. Okonkwo must flee with his family from his beloved village for seven years, losing the life that he worked so hard to gain.
He gets through his seven years of exile only to go back home and discover that everything has changed. White missionaries have come to convert Africa to their ways."
Jess , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Things Fall Apart|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Inside culture (main char)
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
- Being oppressed by outside culture
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- African Black
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
- an organization
- religious figure
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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