Europeans unknowingly brought over diseases with them causing epidemics and a huge depopulation among the Native Americans. Because during this time the causes of the diseases was unknown amongst the Europeans and the Native Americans they both thought it was because of their respective religions. The Native Americans believed that manitou was punishing them and the Europeans thought that God was rewarding them. The Native Americans believed that the diseases killing them off was the result of their misuse of manitou. The diseases also undermined the authority of the Native American leaders; the leaders lost the respect of their people because they could no longer keep their people from dying, this forced them into mourning wars.
He is furious that his tribe would allow people to continually insult their ancestors and gods. Everyone in his tribe had conformed to this new religion. They not only survive but thrive because of the new trading ect. that the white men offered. However, Okonkwo doesn’t take to the white people as easily as the rest of his tribe.
Such approach we can for example see in the pentecostal song: Jesus power, super power Mamiwota power, powerless power. Jesus power, super power, demonic power, powerless power…. (Ugot and Offiong 2013:152) Acceptance of power of spirits and worship of prosperity caused that poverty, unsuccess and illness have been interpreted as spirits’ interference into human life. This world view, however put majority of Nigerians to a position, where they are blamed for their suffering by connecting their struggle with spirits and lack of devotion to the christian God. Moreover, it exerts pressure for many Nigerian people to become rich in order to be accepted in the modern religious Nigerian society, which is based on capitalistic values deeply embedded in the pentecostal ideology.
(Achebe 129)” Chenowa Achebe speaks his thoughts on imperialism here by saying that even though the white imperialists thought they were doing good, they didn’t bother to even try to understand the natives’ feelings towards them. Although imperialism brought government stability and education, the long term effects of imperialism in Africa were negative because natives were made slaves, borders were poorly placed, and European religion/education was forced upon them. All in all, British Imperialism hurt Africa much more than it
This shows how Okonkwo is embarrassed and ashamed to have Nwoye as a son. Not being able to handle that his son is converting himself and eventually converting his family to Christianity, Okonkwo urges the town of Mbanta to drive out the Christians with force and violence but instead of following that suggestion, the town decides to alienate them from the rest of the of the tribe, much to Okonkwo’s despair he is losing power within the
The next point in which Nwoye seeks for a new him in his christianity life where Okonkwo almost loses it with him. But because of Okonkwo’s authority it’s extremely hard for him to direct his own son in the right direction away from the disgraceful religion. At first when the missionaries migrate to Mbanta Nwoye almost has to join this new religion because his faith has been weeknd. Long after Ikemefuna 's death as Nwoye tries to cope about his death. But he realizes Okonkwo his dad betrayed him by killing his adopted brother.
He called himself ‘a man of god’, but when Anglican Archbishop Janani Luwum and two other senior Cabinet ministers had an outspoken opinion of which he disagreed with, they were murdered by Amin’s military forces. (Source 3). Amin displays a great amount of hypocrisy by calling himself a man of God and then murdering the arch bishop. It shows his heartlessness towards anyone who does not agree with him or with whom he does not agree. Many people questioned Amin on this as he had blatantly killed a sacred man.
Basically inequality is the opposite meaning of equality and an example of it is that there is inequality between developed and undeveloped countries. Let’s start with the Europeans and Africans. Europeans at that time were very high on economics, education, and culture and because of this condition; they were able to conquer Africa and teaching them about their knowledge. And another effect due to this situation is that the Africans begin to change and their culture had been replaced, also their education and economics had increased. But what’s not equal about this is that the way of the African life has changed and since they are not too well about the Europeans way, the Africans had a hard time to adapt.
The decision to abandon his son becomes another example of Igbo’s inability to deal with change. By changing his religion, Nwoye disregard his father in the worst way. But Okonkwo cannot fight against his son because he is uninformed about the Christian culture. It seems that committing suicide is Okonkwo’s way of going against Christianity. But unfortunately this act not only takes his life but it also takes away the respect of Umuofia for
Africans are now considered under unadvised stage of human development all over the world due to European’s writing about Africa. “A place where man’s vaunted intelligence and refinement are finally mocked by triumphant bestiality”(Achebe,1978:p.3) . This quote proves to Africans that Europeans kept on winning to praise their own