The author has revealed how Okonkwo, the main character, faces a loss of identity. The paper here proposes to study how people live in a continent before colonial invasion. They lived in a complex, diverse and fruitful relationship with the African environment but as colonization comes in action, all hell breaks loose. The main character suffers a gradual loss in his honor, male power and sense of duty.
Pedro and Pablo Vicario were born into a family that sees retaining honor as one of the most important morals to have. Their father, Poncio Vicario, had the job of upholding the family honor before he “lost his sight from doing so much fine work in gold in order to maintain the honor of the house” (Marquez 30). Pedro and Pablo grew up being taught that honor was a major factor in maintaining their family’s reputation. Arguably, the most
The first example we see this is in act 3 when Nora’s big secret has been let out. Torvald is angry at Nora and blames her for everything including putting him under Krogstad’s power. Nora at least thinks her husband would take the blame himself but he doesn’t. This shows that Nora finally realizes that she isn’t being treated right. “I must stand quite alone, if I am to understand myself and everything about me.
The play under study exhibits the traditions embraced by the Nigerians as a means of constituting their national identity. After years of cultural colonialism and controlling people 's thoughts and minds by the colonizers, postcolonial writers have struggled to achieve their cultural independence and
Achebe’s No Longer at Ease: A Post-Colonial Reading Abstract: This article is an effort to bring in light the theme of corruption, alienation and rootlessness generated by colonial conflicts in Achebe’s No Longer at Ease. The novel directly deals with distress and difficulty of Nigerian youth amidst contemporary social, economic and political problems of Africa. The purpose of this paper is to show how colonial conflicts and resurgent changes in post-colonial life bring changes in the life of natives and how they accustom to corrupt practices and began to alienate from their own roots. Key Words; Post-Colonialism, Corruption, Alienation, African Culture Introduction Chinua Achebe, “the cultural ambassador of Africa” (Panigrahi 162), is a prolific
The theme of No Longer at Ease (1960) epitomizes issues of cultural identity caused by colonial power in Nigeria The native Igbo people in Lagos are captivated by Englishness in daily routine making them aware of their social status and the challenge to preserve the culture. Stuart Hall points out about the cultural identity that ‘Essentialist conceptualizations of identity claim there is an authentic cultural identity, a “true self”, which “people with a shared history and ancestry hold in common” (Hall 1996:111). The unequal relationship with colonial power stamps the questions on the cultural identity of the Igbo people. Achebe remarks the problematic situation, ‘Titles are no longer great, neither are barns or large numbers of wives and children. Greatness is now in the things of the white man.
Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart is an attempt in literary form to reinstate the dignity of the Igbo (and African) culture and people that had been become absent and restrained with the advent of colonisation of Nigeria by Europeans. Achebe demonstrates in the novel that, in a world where white colonists find the traditional customs and practices of the Igbo people as savage and primitive; the culture of this society is one of depth and dignity, where the traditions and practices of the people throughout their history demonstrates a solid and civilised structure in their own right. Analysing three episodes that occur in Things Fall Apart, this essay aims to discuss how Achebe tries to accomplish his aim of restoring dignity and self respect of the African people. The use of language by Achebe in the novel demonstrates the uniqueness and depth of the Igbo people. The language used by the Igbo
This post-colonial novel is ideologically written to represent African colonized culture to the world; it outlines the aspect of the colonial and post-colonial condition and also its many consequences particularly the loss of the many traditions of Africa. Achebe in an answer to the interviewer’s question declared:” Many of us engaged Africa’s past, stepping back into what can be referred to as the “era of purity” before the coming of Europe. What we discovered we put in books and that became known widely as “African Culture.”” This very famous novel is widely read by readers in many different
House-blessing is held at the time of house foundation where the owner of the house requests a pundit to perform rituals to make the house strong and safe from evils. Shama is very much influenced by this kind of custom. Therefore, she always irritates Mr Biswas to have a house-blessing ceremony whenever they build a house, she says that if Mr Biswas will not call pundit Hari to bless the house she will not live in that house. Shama keeps on insisting Mr Biswas to have a house-blessing and a shop-blessing when they live in their separate house. Naipaul is concerned about the miserable poor condition and inability of Mr. Biswas to conduct a ceremony.
The paradigm of local council governance hitherto requires a fundamental shift in the direction of deliberate strategic management. This presents a noesis gap. 1.4 Purpose of the Study The purpose of this research is presented under two subheadings: aim and objectives and significance of the study. 1.4.1 Aim and Objectives of the study While Saliu and Khalil (2011) have pointed a myriad of research areas in local government administration, this study sought to evaluate the status quo of strategic management practices in the local councils in Nigeria; the effect of their leadership styles and organizational culture in the understanding and implementation of strategic management in the public domain. The underlying objectives of the study