Cultural diversity in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Keywords:: Gender, Masculinity, hegemony, sexuality, African novel.
When we hear about Africa we start thinking about cultural diversity in this region. Here people have special affinity for their own choices and this is one of the prime reasons that they are developing. These all likes and dislikes create their culture and strongly affect their mode of life. However, coming to Africa by Europeans obstructed culture, pollution and in addition of variations. This exploration analysis in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" on the basis of masculinity and cultural clash (traditional versus Western) as bought by westernization. The accounting of Investigation is scientific and narrative, using the formalist approach. That is looking at the actions, events, sentences and reciprocal action or influence of the characters in order to recognize and discuss how males are represented, paying attention to the issues of cultural realism, behaviors, actions and statements of the characters. The outcome of the research assured that African viewpoint of masculinity and culture tends to be against that of the Europeans, as the actions and behaviors suitable for a man in its society tend to differ. This led two unlike clashes from cultural, religious, ideological to social beliefs. The analysis reached at the conclusion that cultural clashes enter in the work and contributed to the final playout of the story, where the traditional belief system had to make way for western ones; making Things fall apart. The exploration reveals that the male characters have both individual masculine idiosyncrasies, cultural and that the complications of male roles establish the truth the pluralistic and unreliable nature of masculinity.