The real picture of Igbo society and its culture as presented in Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart

Authors

  • Dawar _ A Research Scholar School of Language Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore M.P, India
  • Shobharam - A Research Scholar School of Language Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore M.P, India

Keywords:

Igbo society, culture, celebration, tradition, missionaries, and colonial administration.

Abstract

The major parts of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart are Igbo society and its culture. In this research paper, I am going to analyze the real picture of Igbo society and its culture and how it contributes to the novel as a whole. It has also been studied in this research paper that Chinua Achebe has deeply presented his views on culture and society of Igbo people who were suppressed and oppressed by the Europeans. An attempt is also made to show how Igbo people celebrate their festivals, what kind of customs and traditions are occupied in the novel? And how their faith in God and Goddess is made false by the white missionaries and colonial administrative. The paper has also highlighted Igbo people‘s faith more on traditions than reality.  The novel also deals with social, political, cultural, and religious as well as brutality of British colonizers towards Igbo community.  The object of this research paper is to make readers aware of Igbo traditions and society's picture.

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Published

2019-07-28

How to Cite

_, D., & -, S. (2019). The real picture of Igbo society and its culture as presented in Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(7), 9. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/9242