Interplay Between Okonkwo'sfall And The Cultural Decline: Exploring Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
1Dr. Shivalingaswamy H.K
1Professor, Dept. of Studies and Research in English, Tumkur University, Tumkur ,
2Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, Government First Grade College, Yelburga
The present study focuses on the novel Things Fall Apart, written by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. The research paper explores the multifaceted dynamics between Okonkwo's character development, his rigid adherence to traditional values, and the forces of colonialism.This research also sheds light on the complex factors contributing to the cultural decline depicted in the novel. The purpose of this study is to do a close analysis of the novel to explore the intricate relationship between the personal downfall of the protagonist, Okonkwo, and its broader implications on the disintegration of the traditional Igbo culture. Additionally, this study indicates a connection that forges a strong tie regarding the social structure of an Igbo clan individual by looking to thearrival of Christian missionaries in the Umofian village that altered the Igbo clan's way of life and beliefs.
Igbo clan, traditional values, colonialism, post-colonialism