Are the characters consistent in their actions? Are they fully developed characters? Are some characters more fully developed than others? How? Why?

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One of the reasons that Chinua Achebe’s novel is so powerful is that the characters exhibit tremendous internal consistency. Even though they sometimes engage in actions that seem difficult to understand, Achebe always shows the social pressures or internal, psychological conflicts that motivate those actions. As the novel contains a number of minor characters, not all characters are fully developed; the British people, in particular, seem to function as types rather than individuals and sometimes...

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