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The society depicted in Chinua Achebe?s ?Things Fall Apart? is based around rigid gender roles, with women taking a passive position in society. Women?s function is primarily to bear children and support their husbands. ... More »

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There are several symbols used in "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, including yams, fire, ash, the egwugwu and The Mother of the Spirits. Folk tales, especially those highlighting animals, are also used to symbolize ... More »

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Aesop's popular folk fable "The Tortoise and the Birds" is referenced in the novel "Things Fall Apart" during the 11th chapter. The moral of the fable itself is "think about the consequences before you wish for something... More »

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