Chinua Achebe - 902 Words
English 4, per. 3
24 November 2013
Tragedy, Social Purpose, Language, and Family
Chinua Achebe introduces his novel with a line of poetry by William Butler Yeats. In this poem, Yeats describes an apocalyptic vision of the world, in which all order and stability collapses into anarchy because of human faults. This vision works on two levels in this novel. On the one hand, we see the protagonist, Okonkwo, as a great man of Umuofia, who because of his own...
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