Lost Identity In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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When it comes to defining Postcolonial literature the instant thought which comes to our mind is that it addresses the various crisis and consequences of the decolonization of a country or of a nation. The purpose of this paper is to throw light on one of the major theme taken by the Post colonial authors-Lost Identity. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart made a prominent mark in describing this theme. This paper involves discovering how the main protagonist loses his identity after a series of events in the novel, Things Fall Apart. 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.…show more content…
It also intends to indicate the height of the damage in the relationship among the people of the Igbo society. The author attempts to analyze the different cultural elements such as language and religion in Igbo society and how it changes because of the colonizers. It indicates how the simple villagers cannot escape the pervasiveness of colonialists’ and finally the Umofians with all their complexity and integrity fall down. The paper goes through the Igbo society before and during the coming of the colonizers, the Europeans and represent how they fall

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