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The use of language and style in 'Things Fall Apart': a way of describing the Igbo society
2001 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This c-essay in English literature examines how Chinua Achebe uses language and style in his novel Things Fall Apart as a way to describe the Igbo culture at the end of the 19th century, before the arrival of the white man. The first chapter offers some important background information to the novel and a short summary of the language choice debate among African writers. The following chapters deal with how Achebe uses figurative language and different kinds of narrative devices. The essay shows that by using a “reshaped English” flavoured with Igbo words and concepts both the author and we as readers look upon the Igbo community internally.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Language, Style, Things Fall Apart
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45951ISRN: LTU-CUPP--01/53--SELocal ID: 39726ba7-c353-47f3-aa3c-643a0df03f02OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-45951DiVA: diva2:1019258
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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