REFLECTIVE DECLARATION Reaction to interactive oral on Chinua Achebe’s Things Break down When I first read Chinua Achebe’s Things Break down I found it really interesting how she was able to reveal us what was going on in Nigeria at that time, how he showed us the ways of living of the blacks, and whites weren’t the only ones who had a culture, however in truth were the ones who destroyed the African culture. Moreover throughout the interactive oral intriguing themes and problems such as Town Unity and Culture were highlighted, which provided me a lot more unique insight of the characters in the book and how they were impacted by these things.
Achebe uses the main character, Okwonko as a vessel to portray how ‘Things Fall Apart’; in the unique, and through Okwonko we are able to sufficiently understand a great deal of cultural practices in Nigeria.
Diction in this book plays a major role, and it is through diction that many of the themes are opened and likewise the diction used in the unique, successfully induces you into the culture and lifestyle of the Nigerians. Achebe uses Proverbs, Short Songs, Nigerian Words and Some Literary devices like metaphors and similes.
These all contribute to keeping you in-tune with what type of setting you are in and in this case Nigeria. The women in this novel are characterized too be empowered and they genuinely assist each other, through Ezinma, who is even a little woman and the only daughter from Okwonko’s first wife, you can inform how strong willed she is, as she even informs her dad to eat his food when he wasn’t in the ideal state, she was also even seen by Okwonko as the ideal child, in contrast to Nwoye who is actually even a young boy.
Okwonko’s partners also in the novel stick and look out for each other; the prepare food for each other’s kids when one takes place not to be around and they likewise even go on to lie for each other. Wrapping all of it up, the interactive oral gave me a better understanding of the book and brought to light many details that were covered. Through diction and correct documents of the unique Chinua Achebe’s Things Break down likewise taught me numerous features of Nigeria and their numerous cultures.