Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart (Study Guide)

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Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart Study Guide Read the following poem, which is the source of the title of Achebe`s novel:William Butler Yeats: The Second Coming (1921)Yeats was attracted to the spiritual and occult world and fashioned for himself an elaborate mythology to explain human experience. The Second Coming, written after the catastrophe of World War I and with communism and fascism rising, is a compelling glimpse of an inhuman world about to be born. Yeats believed that history in part moved in two thousand-year cycles. The Christian era, which followed that of the ancient world, was about to give way to an ominous period represented by the rough, pitiless beast in the poem. Turning and turning in the widening gyre (1) The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the ...

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