جۆری توێژینه‌وه‌: Original Article

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Department of English languge/ college of Languages and Human Sciences/ University of Garmian/ khanaqin Yes

پوخته‌

A first reading of the novel reveals the fact that what fall apart in Things fall apart are
Igbo’s cultures and traditions. Accordingly a lot of readings have been done on the novel
with almost similar disclosures; considering it as a postcolonial novel and as Achebe’s
response to the white racism embedded in European literature, which presented Africa
as a primitive and socially retrograde nation. Hence, reading Things Fall Apart from a
new and distinct perspective with the aid of trances from reader response criticism, this
study aims to answer the question of; what really falls apart (in Things Fall Apart) and
how? Through a close and transactional reading of the novel this study demonstrates that
Igbo’s culture and religion didn’t fall apart but changed and in fact, what falls apart in
Things Fall Apart is Okonkwo, the protagonist of the novel. By studying and comparing
his conducts, before and after killing Ikemefona it reveals that his mortal sin parts him
beyond the limits of his cultural conventions, in the process of gaining his individual
purposes, which later leads to his downfall.

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