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The Portrayal of Religion in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

Moseley, Kristian LU (2017) ENGK01 20171
English Studies
Abstract
In this essay, the portrayal of religion as well as the role that religion plays in Igbo community in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is examined, as well as the impact that the missionaries and their religion had on Igbo society. Chinua Achebe was well acquainted with Igbo society and portrays it honestly. He openly discusses and criticizes aspects of both Igbo society and the missionaries and the aspects that came with the missionaries, such as a court. The importance of language is also discussed as it is one major reason that Achebe’s novel is considered an important novel within the field of postcolonialism. It is argued in this essay that Achebe questions the traditional Western perspective of rationality and morality with his... (More)
In this essay, the portrayal of religion as well as the role that religion plays in Igbo community in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is examined, as well as the impact that the missionaries and their religion had on Igbo society. Chinua Achebe was well acquainted with Igbo society and portrays it honestly. He openly discusses and criticizes aspects of both Igbo society and the missionaries and the aspects that came with the missionaries, such as a court. The importance of language is also discussed as it is one major reason that Achebe’s novel is considered an important novel within the field of postcolonialism. It is argued in this essay that Achebe questions the traditional Western perspective of rationality and morality with his portrayal of religion. (Less)
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Moseley, Kristian LU
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ENGK01 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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religion, igbo, Achebe, Things Fall Apart
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English
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8925611
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2017-10-26 09:28:51
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  abstract     = {In this essay, the portrayal of religion as well as the role that religion plays in Igbo community in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is examined, as well as the impact that the missionaries and their religion had on Igbo society. Chinua Achebe was well acquainted with Igbo society and portrays it honestly. He openly discusses and criticizes aspects of both Igbo society and the missionaries and the aspects that came with the missionaries, such as a court. The importance of language is also discussed as it is one major reason that Achebe’s novel is considered an important novel within the field of postcolonialism. It is argued in this essay that Achebe questions the traditional Western perspective of rationality and morality with his portrayal of religion.},
  author       = {Moseley, Kristian},
  keyword      = {religion,igbo,Achebe,Things Fall Apart},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Portrayal of Religion in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart},
  year         = {2017},
}