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Things Fall Apart

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FC: Things Fall Apart | By: Seth Cathey | Aster,Salem.MJ:Commodified Soul, Popularized Music and Revolutionized Black Culture.August 29,2011, October 20,2011

1: Nwoye | The eldest son of Okonkwo. Nwoye and Okonkwo do not have a god relationship because Nwoye is not as masculine as most of everyone else. In addition Nwoye is much like Unoka Okonkwo's father who Okonkwo hates very much. Nwoye's main role in the novel is do show how there is an almost segregation between father and son. Lastly, Nwoye does whatever his father wants him to do

2: Flow Chart of Nwoye's exp | Nwoye likes his mother's stories rather than the war stories Okonkwo tells | 1

3: erience though the novel | Ikemefua comes to live with the family, Nwoye looks to him as a brother.Ikemefuma teaches Nwoye a less violent way to be masculine Nwoye starts to do masculine tasks that he normally wouldn't attempt to inpersonate Ikemefuma. Okonkwo approves of this new behavior | 2

4: Okonkwo kills Ikemefuma and Nwoye knows immediately. Nwoye is forever changed and rejects Okonkwo's ideas of masculinity. Something inside Nwoye is like a snapping and we learn later that that only occured once before when he heard the crying of twins abandonded in the Evil Forest | 3

5: In Mbanta, Nwoye is like hyptotized by the song of the missionaries. He converts to Christianity and Okonkwo disowns him. | 4 | 5 | Nwoye is finally content with himself. he feels like a weight is lifted from him and he is finally happy

6: Apache Grass Hut.May 30,2011.October 20,2011.

7: 5 Significant excerpts/quotes about Nwoye | "I am one of them" (Achebe 144) | "I dont know he's not my father" (Achebe 144) | "Nwoye did not fully understand. But he was happy to leave his father" (Achebe 152) | "Throughout the day Nwoye sat in his mother's hut and tears stood in his eyes" (Achebe 58) | "Nwoye knew that it was right to be masculine and to be violent, but somehow he still preferred the stories that his mother used to tell" (Achebe 53)

8: 2 Proverbs relative to Nwoye | 1."Living fire begets cold impotent ash" (Achebe 153)

9: 2. "Nwoye and Ikemefuma would sit and listen to Okonkwo's stories about tribal wars, or how years ago, he stalked his victim, overpowered him and obtained his first human head"

10: Themes present through, or related to Nwoye | Struggles with masculinity Struggles with not having acceptance of his father

11: Literary terms that describe, pertain to Nwoye | Irony Tragic Simile

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