Metaphors In Things Fall Apart

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Chinua Achebe 's novel, "Things Fall Apart", tradition is very important to Okonkwo and his people. Achebe uses simile, imagery, and metaphor to show how both the tradition and challenge of tradition are important to the igbo people. Achebe uses simile, when Okonkwo was planning a feast for all the umunna or his mother’s people. Achebe states, ‘three goats were slaughtered … it was like a wedding feast.” Traditionally, when there is a wedding they celebrate with a big feast, that is what Okonkwo’s feast seems like because of him providing and offering so much food. It was all prepared for his mother’s people to see how grateful he was. Later, when everyone was gathered around, eating, and drinking, one of the oldest members decided to thank
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