Author(s): Meghna Kantharia

Email(s): meghnakantharia18@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2679.2019.00009.4   

Address: Meghna Kantharia
Academician, Shri Govind Guru University, Godhra (Gujarat).
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 7,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2019


ABSTRACT:
The paper studiesthe real picture and plight of Igbo women as portrayed by a Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe in his first novel, ‘Things Fall Apart.’As the prominent postcolonial writer, Achebe has a vivid expression describing the social cultural values of the Igbo community in Nigeria, Africa. The analysis of the novel is done through the different perspective. Traditionally, the position of women have been inferior to that of the average man in the African Igbo society. The position of women have been marginalized, oppressed and exploited by their male partners. But the impact of colonialism on Africa has further deteriorated the position and image of the Igbo women. The novel offersdifferent instances about, how the society follows traditional patriarchal cultureand treats the women, the existing socio-cultural situation, and the factors conditioning the male’s attitudes toward women. Women are repeatedly beaten and are excluded fromthe communal decision-making. Even though they appear meek and feeble, Achebe portrays African women happy as they have an important positionin the belief system of the community. The differentperspectives will help us to examineand associate with real situation of women in the African society.


Cite this article:
Meghna Kantharia. Place of Women in Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ Through Different Perspectives. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2019; 7(3-4):41-45. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2019.00009.4


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