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Symbols in Things Fall Apart

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Akesia Sanders

on 25 April 2013

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Symbols-Things Fall Apart By: Akesia Sanders Okonkwo drinks wine from the first head he captured. This symbolizes his bravery as a warrior and his warlike behavior and actions. It further explains how much Okonkwo is caught up in being a warrior and how unstable his life is. Or in other words a stone, that is a superstitious symbol in Things Fall Apart. It symbolizes a longer life if found. In the book, they go to look up Ezinma stone, to see if she will stay an obange. The stone is the link that connects her to the spirit world, and if she finds it then she will continue to live. They end up finding her Iya-wa by a tree. Pictures! Work Cited http://www.cliffsnotes.com/
Kola Nut Kola Nuts in Things Fall Apart represent hospitality and life when they are brought into a home. They are know to be a cultural reference. They are used to communicate with others in the village by exchanging and breaking the kola nut. Better fortune is determined on how many broken pieces there are. Yams Okonkwo's Wineglass Iya-wa Folktales Yams are a crop grown by men. Growing yams are hard labor, and the size of a guy’s fields and harvest say much about his work ethic. Yams are grown to increase wealth and also to feed their family. They are a symbol of masculinity. The coco yams in Things Fall Apart symbolize wealth, manhood, and prosperity. To Okonnkwo, the Folktales that are told in Things Fall Apart symbolize being a woman.
The stories seem to have no value and they provide useless morals. Mothers and daughters in the book are the ones who share the love for these tales, but also Okonkwo's son Nwoye. Pictures Pictures of Kola Nut Folktale that explained why turtles have bumpy shells. The kite myth that talked about the "kites" taking chicks. Yam Pictures
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