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Symbols in Things Fall Apart
Transcript of Symbols in Things Fall Apart
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