Things fall apart Things fall apart Mr. Smith is enthusiast and uncompromising, perceiving the world completely as far as dark and white. Under him, fan like Enoch prosper. The celebration of the earthly things comes, at a time when the egwugwu wander around the towns in disbelief about the alien culture. A portion of the Christian men ask the egwugwu to resign quickly, so that the ladies will be permitted to go to their respective homes. The egwugwu concur. As they are resigning, Enoch brags egotistically that they might not set out to tap a Christian.
One of the egwugwu people hits Enoch with a stick; Enoch reveals the secret about him. To reveal a secret about an egwugwu is viewed or perceived as an unpleasant sin (Achebe, 1994). Under Smith, he thinks reason and trade off get inconceivable which portrays the cultural difference between these two cultures. For example, Enochs demonstration is hostile in all faculties. He is attempting to begin a blessed war; when Smith hides or conceals him in his dignitary, Enoch is disillusioned because he did not like what Smith was doing.
He needs blood. His provocative remark comes directly following the egwugwu liberal concession. Despite the fact that the group tries to trade off with the new government and Christian religion, it demonstrates unthinkable. The white man did not respect and appreciate the Igbo ways, and the new religion is alien, narrow minded and deceptive, in that it preaches peace on one side while serving the British government on the other side (Achebe, 1994). This clearly indicates that the two races have significant interests and different perception of life.
ReferenceAchebe, C. (1994). Things fall apart. New York, NY: Anchor.