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The book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is very similar to the poem The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats A comparison of The Second Coming to Things Fall Apart will show many corresponding aspects between both of these literary masterpieces Seeing the line Things fall apart in the poem Achebe makes an outstanding association At this point in time he says to himself I should name my book Things Fall Apart It will show the main idea of the book One of the many coinciding concepts between the two is the daunted apprehension of both the poem and the book In Things Fall Apart it seems like whenever the main character Okonkwo gains hope things happen to fall apart The contents of The Second Coming told of a chaotic world and a base that could not hold because of its own inner conflicts In Addition to the synonymous feeling both the book and the poem give they both expose a great shift from and old era to a new era The Second Coming reveals an apocolypse Yeats shows this change by describing the conversions our world as a global community made throughout history Key lines that refer to these changes in time are Turning and Turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer These lines refer to the constant adjustments we have to make and also the fact that we cannot go back in time Chinua Achebe also reveals a major shift by describing Umuofa as it was in the beginning In describing Umuofa as it was originally he makes it easier to catch sight of the major changes throughout the story Another coinciding idea in both pieces is the sacrifice of something to avoid changes that come along Okonkwo ends his life as a last resort In doing this he feels that
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