Read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. What is one tension established in these chapters – between characters, between clans, between characters and nature, or characters and gods, or characters and themselves? Pick one quote to support the tension you present.

One can state that tension between these characters can be perceived as a clash of two worldviews rather than an interpersonal conflict. Okonkwo, a famous wrestler, and warrior, came back from exile and witnessed how Umuofia, his home village, fell under white Christian missionaries’ influence. After several religious and cultural conflicts in the village break out, Okonkwo becomes hostile toward white men who came to his land.

However, his people do not share his uncompromising attitude; Egonwanne, the other clansman, talks them out of the open war against white men. Disgruntled, Okonkwo calls him “the greatest obstacle in Umuofia”, whose “sweet tongue can change fire into cold ash.” When Okonkwo brutally kills a court representative, nobody follows his lead – the violent rebellion does not begin. Due to Egonwanne’s influence, the people of Umuofia avoided war that would have likely ended with their destruction. As such, so-called “womanish wisdom” allowed them to survive the meeting with Western civilization.

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