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- tries to bring reason and compassion into Okonkwo's decision-making process, but Okonkwo rarely listens. He is too blinded and bound by his all-encompassing fear of becoming his father to hear
- one of the few characters who is truly concerned with moral ambiguities and he encourages Okonkwo to view the world in a more balanced and less hasty manner.
-Okonkwo's best friend and also a respected man in Umuofia. He often offers reasonable counterpoints to Okonkwo's desire for rash action,
- Thinking man
- wonders why a man must be punished so harshly for a crime committed unintentionally.
says that he wanted nothing to do with Ikemefuna's death and Okonkwo shouldn't have involved himself either.
- In the second year of Okonkwo's exile, comes to visit his friend and brings him all the money earned from his yams. also tells Okonkwo about the coming of the white missionaries to Igbo territory.
The Second Coming
Ñame of poem used as epigraph in beginning of things fall apart.
Achebe points out parallels between a time of chaos in European history and the upheaval caused by the European colonization of Africa.
In a way, Achebe uses the language of the colonizer (literally and figuratively) to enlighten them on the point of view of the colonized.
Tracking down animals
What were falcons used for in medieval times?
Author of The Second Coming, the poem used as epigraph in beginning of things fall apart
"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart, the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."
Hamlet's closest friend, and he's the only one who really seems to deserve the title. Unlike Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, his loyalty and common sense are rock-steady throughout the play.
He's convinced of the spirit's legitimacy soon enough, but his initial skepticism introduces the first note of doubt in the play, one that will haunt his friend Hamlet for several acts.
Act 5 Scene 2
What act and scene where Horatio warns Hamlet not to take part in the "friendly" duel Claudius and Laertes have arranged? Where Hamlet says he should stay alive to explain the whole sordid story instead. Horatio lives to tell the story?
royal castle of Denmark - home to Hamlet
Bernardo And Marcellus
First two characters in hamlet to see the ghost in act 1 scene 1
If a child washed his hands he could eat with kinds
Proverb from TFA chapter 1 stated by the narrator, comes right after "Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered"
Looking at a king's mouth one would think he never sucked at his mother's breast
Proverb from chapter four of TFA; old man talking about Okonkwo who had risen suddenly from Great poverty to be one of the lords of the clan
Achebe writes against a long history of __________________
third person omniscient
Point of view of things fall apart up until last page, switching to district commissioner
Things fall apart is a sharp criticism of _______________ and European colonization of countries outside of Europe
Heart of Darkness
Novel by Joseph Conrad that things fall apart critiques
Act 1 Scene 2
What act and scene is hamlets first soliloquy about depression of his father's death and mother's remarriage. Says "Frailty, thy name is woman!" And compares his mom to Niobe
Until the lion learns to write, the story will always glorify the hunter
Quote for Achebe's inspiration writing things fall apart