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Like many African writers Achebe paints a sympethetic protrait of tribal life as it comes in conflict with European civilization He fuses ancient proverbs and political ideologies to make his point The novel Things Fall Apart has a fairly sympethetic and understanding tone The words and sentances that he uses to decribe the feelings and emotions of some of the characters are very detailed and it seems that Achebe himself truely understands and relates to the charcters situation When he describes how Nwoye felt when Oknonkwo came home after killing Ikemfuna he says something seemed to give way inside him like the snapping of a tighened bow He did not cry He just hung limp To me this seems like he actually sympethizes with Nwoye and understands his pain Achebe seems to truely understand the feelings and emotions of his charcters while placing no harsh or critical judgement on them Because of this I believe that Achebe can sympathize and indentify with these characters and these feelings Ikemefuna felt his legs melting under him And he was afraid to look back This is another example of Achebes sympathy It seems that most of his sympathy and understanding is directed more towards the charcters unlike Okonkwo who suffer not because of their own actions but because of others or even more so the Ibo culture itself With Okonkwo Achebe does not seem to sympethize or try to justify any of his actions He only says what is done and goes on with the story He does not try to give reasons for these actions such as when he kills Ikemefuna He only says He was afraid of being thought weak He does not justify Okonkwos killing the boy who has lived with them for over 3 years and who calls him father This leads me to believe that Achebe may even disagree with Onkonkwo and his very impulsive actions It seems to me as if
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