These new beliefs negatively change Ibo society because it causes them to lose citizens and their civilization to lose power. Another example of how the white man’s arrival negatively impacts the Ibo people is because Achebe writes, “At first the clan had assumed that it would not survive. But it had gone on living and gradually becoming stronger. The clan was worried, but not overmuch. If a gang of efulefu (worthless man) decided to live in the Evil Forest, it was their own affair” (154).
It also shows how sad the Trail of Tears was because of what the Indians went through on it. For example, they froze to death, starved, developed illnesses, and killed by dangerous wildlife. Even though America did not mean to put this much harm on the Indians when passing the Indian Removal Act, but it still happened so they are not as friendly as they thought toward the natives, which put on a sad input. What the soldier is conveying is that the journey to the west was not worth what happened on the journey going there, which is what the Soldier means. All in all, the U.S soldier conveys their perspective on the Trail of tears as sad because the Indians starved and
Within the novel “Things Fall Apart,” the author, Chinua Achebe, explained how a warrior named Okonkwo was a victim of himself. Okonkwo was a victim of tragic events that surrounded his life. These events eventually lead him to his fate. Okonkwo had a father who was weak, and he was a failure in the eyes of the men of the village, Umuofia. Okonkwo’s worst fear was to be the kind of man his father was, so he tried his best not to let his fear become a reality.
His uncle asks him,”Is it right that you, Okonkwo, should bring to your mother a heavy face and refuse to be comforted?”(Achebe 134). This is evidence of Okonkwo’s denial of the breakup with his tribe. Often when a person is in denial they will refuse to be comforted, deceiving themselves into believing that they do not need comfort
As seen “after the missionaries finished singing, Nwoye pondered about what he just heard, the hymn about brothers who sat in darkness and fear seemed to answer a vague and persistent question that haunted his young soul the question of Ikemefuna who died” (Achebe 128). Okonkwo’s participation in Ikemefuna’s murder ultimately pushed Nwoye to Christianity and this caused Okonkwo to lose respect in himself for not raising a better son.
In Robertson Davies’ novel Fifth Business, the author utilizes the characters to illustrate that a person’s guilt may become a deadly venom to their conscience if it is carried as a burden throughout their life. This only leads to the deterioration of the characters, themselves. Paul Dempster’s guilt begins as a child when his father, Amasa Dempster, starts to blame him for his mother’s simple behaviour. Being a gullible child, Paul’s father is able to strictly reform how Paul thinks of himself. The words of Amasa’s verbal abuse continue to form Paul’s life as he immerses himself with guilt over what his mother has become.
Instead, Brother is brainwashed with pride and forgets Doodle’s true capabilities which eventually overwhelms Doodle. Mama and Daddy should have spoken to Brother to remind him that Doodle is a fragile individual. The incident of Doodle’s death would not have occurred if the parents had taken into account, Doodle feeling feverish, being pale and having several nightmares. They did not choose to take the right actions such as, asking Doodle what is going or not sending Brother and Doodle to Old Woman Swamp even after knowing that the weather might be bad. Overall, Mama and Daddy are the ones to blame for Doodle’s death not the
Not good behavior for someone who is supposedly looked at as strong. You may think a person is okay but in reality is all different. Okonkwo was looked at as the person of the village and when the missionaries came everyone was surprised because they were staying in their villages. Okonkwo was depressed and he ended up hanging himself. I feel like if they would have handled the situation differently things would have been better but in the time these things occurred a lot of stuff was not the same.
Although many readers tend to blame the missionaries for the disastrous end to the Umuofian society, Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, suggests that the real culprit is the clash of customs between both the Africans and Europeans because of the Africans unwillingness to change their customs, the Christian’s feelings of superiority, and the inclusivity of Christianity. The loss of culture signifies the lack of unique views, values, and a sense of belonging. The differing customs of the Africans and Europeans were important factors to the destruction of the Umuofian society due to the Christians disdain for the African’s religion. For example, the Europeans believe they "have to put an end to the awful misery” (Source A). This channels the white man’s burden in that the missionaries believe they are obligated to civilize and convert the Africans in benevolence.
They called the path they took the Trail of Tears because of the bad conditions and many Cherokees died along the way. The three sources about the Trail of Tears/Indian Removal Act help the reader understand the event because they get different stories of how people feel about getting rid of the Natives. The History channel Trail of Tears video shows Jackson is overpowering and doesn’t care about the Natives because he wants the Natives join the U.S. or leave. According to the History