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    So I was given this particular past year question to work on.

    "In things fall apart, Achebe succeeds in showing that a sense of historical decay, continuity and rebirth are central to African society". What is your response to Achebe's presentation of the inevitability of change in the light of this comment.

    I'm really at a loss on how to work on this one. At first I was thinking about agreeing with the proposition and then talk about the ogbanje(rebirth) for my first DP, Yeat's second coming for my second (inevitability of change) and finally Achebe's narrative technique(as in, how he "succeeds" in his presentation). I thought that was kind of flimsy though.

    Anyone's got better ideas?
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    Oh dear, only the CW bot responded? I guess it's not just me who finds this question difficult.
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    (Original post by Song of Nephilim)
    So I was given this particular past year question to work on.

    "In things fall apart, Achebe succeeds in showing that a sense of historical decay, continuity and rebirth are central to African society". What is your response to Achebe's presentation of the inevitability of change in the light of this comment.

    I'm really at a loss on how to work on this one. At first I was thinking about agreeing with the proposition and then talk about the ogbanje(rebirth) for my first DP, Yeat's second coming for my second (inevitability of change) and finally Achebe's narrative technique(as in, how he "succeeds" in his presentation). I thought that was kind of flimsy though.

    Anyone's got better ideas?
    lol I actually just finished reading this book last week as part of my leisure reading. The question is a question that requires debate, so you have to bring both sides of the argument and then come to what your opinion is analysing etc. You could talk about that quote right at the beginning of the novel "Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold" or something along those lines. You could also look at the church people who come to invade on the tribe and the inability of the tribe to cope it it. Espeically owonko (can't spell his name). In addition, talk about the images of decay if there are any, I can't really remember. Also Okwor was banned for 7 years, so try and analyse that and its significance. Sorry if this hasn't been helpful I actually haven't studied the play, I've only read it for fun.
 
 
 
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