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Reina G
17-11-2013 12:39

How to criticize things fall apart without sounding like a racist imperialist: 1. Concentrate on the plot and how nothing really very interesting happens. Emphasize that it was only your opinion that nothing interesting happened, so that everyone realizes that they can not identify with any of the events described, and this is only their fault. 2. Explain (carefully and with examples) that giving Dad problems about a defective protagonist is not a sufficient excuse for all the defects of the character, and is a dev. How to Criticize Things that Collapse Without Sounding Like a Racist Imperialist: 1. Focus on the plot and how nothing really very interesting happens. Emphasize that it was only your opinion that nothing interesting happened, so that everyone realizes that they can not identify with any of the events described, and this is only their fault. 2. Explain (carefully and with examples) that giving Dad problems about a defective protagonist is not a sufficient excuse for all the defects of the character, and it is a device that has been used excessively as an adn√°smico. 3. It also explains how the main character is a generic bully, with no unique characteristics that make it interesting for the reader. Joke about Achebe stealing the checklist How to create a Walt Disney villain and pray that no one will beat you to death for it. 4. Do not criticize the unbridled present misongyny in the book. It is part of the culture and, therefore, it is beyond criticism because it is unable to understand or reproach what it has not experienced directly. 5. Do not say that the frequent use of untranslated words and confusing names that are often very similar made the story and the characters difficult to trace at times. Achebe is forced to write in English, a foreign language, because he is a postcolonial writer and the fact that the book is written in English emphasizes his role as a repressed minority, something that you are incapable of understanding, you, racist imperialist. ! Read for: Perspectives on Literature ... more

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Brand Anchor
ISBN 0385474547
EAN 9780385474542
MPN 9780385474542
Dimensions / Weight
Key Features
AR level 6
AR quiz number 79634
AR quiz points 8
Author Chinua Achebe
Characters Okonkwo
Grade level 9 - 12
Guided reading level Z
Imprint Anchor
Language English
Original title Things Fall Apart
Pages 224
Publish Date October 1994
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Type of book Fiction
Year published 1994

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