Things Fall Apart Dialectical Journal
Turning and kipping down the widening gyre The falcon can not hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center can not hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. Page:1 I believe this opening to the novel is going to be paradoxical because the falcon can not hear the falconer is a metaphor that may indicate two of the very same kind can not get along. His fame rested on strong individual accomplishments Page:3 All fame begins when you do something obvious. For instance, stars and actresses build upon their professions and reputations by accomplishing excellence in their individual goals, as well as improving their public efficiency.
Okonkowo was popular throughout the nine towns and even beyond. His fame rested on solid individual accomplishments. As a young man of eighteen he had actually brought honor to his town by throwing Amalinze the Cat. Page:3 This quote here provides excellent background info about the main character about his character and some what how he looks. By informing us he tossed an excellent unbeaten wrestling champ the author lets us presume that the character is most likely muscular “… It was said that when he slept, his ives and children in his homes might hear him breathe Page:4 One question that enters your mind when I read this is if he alternates between homes on particular days or months. From what I understand, it used to be socially acceptable to have many better halves and children, however they all lived together in one home, spread amongst different chambers within the house. He constantly said that whenever he saw a dead man’s mouth he saw the folly of not eating what one had in one’s life time. Page:4
I believe that what the author was attempting to indicate in this passage was that in his individual experience, he has noticed that many individuals take lots of things for granted and that they don’t live their lives according to what they desire and require to do. So much is lost during one’s lifetime, and people just enable their lives to pass them by. Unoka, for that was his daddies name, had died 10 years earlier. In his day he slouched and improvident and was rather incapable of considering tomarow. Page:4 I discover this extremely paradoxical due to the fact that his boy Okonkwo is a tall strong man and totally opposite of his daddy.
Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded really extremely, and sayings are the palm-oil with which words are consumed. Page:7 This qoute represents how Unoka could persue and talk freely to individuals he owned food or money. As the elders said, if a child cleaned his hands he might eat with kings. Okonwo had plainly cleaned his hands and so he ate with kings and senior citizens. Page:8 This figurative lanquage represents how great Okonkwo is, the villages admire people by age and already at his young age he is applauded by elders Kids were alerted not to whistle at night for fear of fiends … On a moonlight night it would be various. Page 10
Here we get an idea how kids youth is being introduced. They play till they can see and if its too dark they have to stay at home because of their beliefs. After the white wine had been drunk Okonkwo laid his troubles prior to Nwakibie. Page:21 I get a feelin Okonkwo is attempting to get something from a wealthier man but by an aid of red wine, something his dad would do. And then Nkechi came in, bringing the 3rd dish. Page:45 Okonkwo isn’t good to his other halves. He treats his partners and kids terribly, however yet he still discovers it suitable for them to work for him all of the time and for them to all servant in the kitchen area everyday and every night.
He only needs one supper. It would be more practical for the wives to turn off on cooking days instead of all 3 females preparing dinner each and every single day. Old men nodded to the beat of the drums and kept in mind the days when they wrestled to its envigorating rhythm. Page:47 I thought that just unique men were able to battle in these special matches. If that is true, then why is it such an honor if everybody does it? If all men wrestled “professionally” when they were young, then why is this battling match so fascinating and crucial? What makes it various or special? They became regular people once again.
Page:48 Are these “non-professional wrestlers” considered celebrities? In this chapter, they were addressed as 15 or 16 year old young boys. Hey weren’t even on teams. They were just warm-up acts. How can they be considered unique or important after such a short time period? I believe she will remain. They generally remain if they do not die prior to the age of 6. Page:46 What are they discussing? In this country is it legal for a ten-year-old kid to vacate? Where is she going to go? If it is traditional for kids to stay home till they are grownups, then why are they having this conversation?. when they thought they were similarly matched, they stopped them. Page:47 Why do the judges choose when the match is over? This seems unreasonable. The judges could prefer one wrestler over the other and just make it so that he wins instead. have enough in the barn to feed the ancestors. Page:53 This is so ridiculous. Why do they need to feed their ancestors? It is absurd to squander their own food; to put it on a grave and enjoy it rot. Okonkwo told the story of how he had actually stalked his victim, overpowered him, and got his first human head. Page:54
So do lots of people of this country like to behead other living individuals for sport? Is it typical and legal to steal someone’s life so that you can have his or her horrible head? How did Okonkwo pick his victim? In the quote it states ‘very first human head.’ Does he have numerous human heads? Does it make Okonkwo a big hard manly guy to stalk and decapitate a poor innocent male? My child’s suitor is coming today. Page:65 Why is a ten-year-old kid getting wed? Is the “man” also 10 years old? Why would an adult want to marry somebody who is so young?
A chick that can grow into a cock can be spotted the extremely day it hatches. Page:66 The metaphor in this passage I think means that people don’t get strong or smart as they live however they are both with it. I believe that’s incorrect due to the fact that to be proficient at something you need to develop abilities and master them. “I shall return very soon,” said Okonkwo, looking at the position of the sun. Page:70 Another declaration that looks like Okonkwo’s intelligence. Nowadays’ its simpler to inform time with or without a watch but at that time he didn’t have a highly finding out system to gain from so this proves he needed to learn a lot by himself.
When he was a kid his mother had informed him a story about it. But it was a silly story as all lady’s stories are. Page:74 This style about ignorance towards women has been turning up a lot in this book. I thinks its just their culture to deal with lady bad like making fun of them like this. … when they passed away, entered their mothers’ wombs to be born once again. Page:77 I Am puzzled about this. When a baby dies, it comes back to the womb again and passes away? How does it return once again if its died and how do they know its the same child.