Before addressing the following question, you should do a bit of research on the following concepts: colonialism and post-colonialism writing. Once you know what these terms mean, relate them to a discussion of the novel.
Once again, the novel Things Fall Apart can be very relevant to the world in which we live today. From conflicts created due to culture clashes to characters that are ruled by a force which ultimately leads to great strife and anguish, Achebe's novel has a bit of everything. What comparisons can you draw from the novel and current happenings in the world today. As always, support your response with ample textual support.
What is the greatest lesson to be learned from Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart and why is that lesson important for students in today's society to learn?
This novel is typically a "love it or hate it" read. What did you think? Why? It is always much easier to criticize a novel of this nature than defend its merit, but what redeeming qualities did you find? Why do you suppose this novel is on the AP College Board's Reading List? Why should it be considered a classic?
Symbolism is important in Things Fall Apart. Without consulting sparknotes or other sources, what objects, people, places, ideas, etc. do you think are symbolic? What might they represent? Note: The teachers DO compare student ideas with "resource support" cites like sparknotes.