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In response to Conrad’s depiction of Africans, Chinua Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart from the view point of an African to show, and create a identity through the use of cultural nationalism in a complex and dynamic society. Things Fall Apart follows Okonkwo’s life as he strives to protect the culture that the English missionaries would destroy in the name of “civilizing” the natives. However, Chinua Achebe’s goal in writing Things Fall Apart, was to illustrate Nigerian, and on a larger scale, African, culture for a Western audience. While Igbo culture reveres strength and masculinity, Okonkwois hyper masculine, which almost always manifests itself through violence. Furthermore, Okonkwo is described as “a man of action, a man of war” (Achebe …show more content…
After Okonkwo fails in uniting his clan against the missionaries, he hangs himself. When the European District Commissioner sees his body, his thoughts are described: “In the book which he planned to write The story of this man who had killed a messenger and hanged himself would make interesting reading He had already chosen the title of the book, after much thought: The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger” (Achebe, 117).” The very title “The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes” demonstrates that the District Commissioner is already prejudiced against the native Africans. Africans in Heart of Darkness are also described as “primitive” beings that must be “pacified,” illustrating that the European’s stereotype of Africans is universal enough to be portrayed identically in two separate works. Things Fall Apart was already a historical novel when it was written. At one level it was addressed to white settlers, insisting on a different way of looking at African society, but it also addressed Africans and their identity, saying that these customs may have vanished, but they deserve serious study and

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