By Feross Aboukhadijeh
In Things Break Apart by Chinua Achebe, the readers is adopted a literary journey to some Nigerian tribe, the Umuofia, to see first-hands the struggles of the warrior named Okonkwo. Initially, the novel seems to become written for any very specific audience: students acquainted with Nigerian history, traditions, and culture. However, upon further examination the novel discloses itself to become a striking chronicle of human encounters, universal styles, and timeless struggles that attract every human, no matter knowledge of Nigerian culture. As a whole, the novel seems to become even more than the sum of the its parts: syntax, enunciation, figurative language, imagery, repetition, and symbols. Things Break Apart is really a novel with literary meritâ€”and plenty of it.
Area of the novelâ€™s appeal is based on its compelling styles which strike guitar chords that resound throughout some time and across linguistic obstacles. The clash of cultures, the have a problem with change, and fatal character defects would be the primary styles which Achebeâ€™s novel probes. To be able to shape a literary monument towards the human condition which universal styles, the writer, Achebe, utilizes an extensive number of literary tools. Literary products play a vital role in improving the novelâ€™s primary styles and generating Things Break Apart its common acceptance like a quality bit of literature.
The clash of cultures is unquestionably probably the most universal styles observed in literature. This cultural clash is visible throughout existence and history anytime two categories of people hold varying sights that can't exist together. To this day, Western and Eastern culturesâ€”the U.S. and China is one example the Palestinians and Israelis are anotherâ€”continue their struggles to reconcile different values through settlement, and perhaps, armed conflict. Similarly, the ecu missionaries and also the native Umuofians find it difficult to exist together quietly. However, the connection between your Men and women and also the Umuofians is a-on the sides.