How do the stories "Dead Men's Path" by Chinua Achebe and "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko use setting to create conflicts for their characters?
The two stories “Dead Men’s Path” by Chinua Achebe and “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” by Leslie Marmon Silko focus on two opposing ideas that the main characters find difficult to mesh. When cultures clash or generations do not understand each other, the consequences may be long-lasting.
“Dead Men’s Path” takes place in French colonized West Africa. Missionaries were sent to expand the educational system on a local level. Michael Obi, a young educator, has exciting ideas to modernize the school of which he has been assigned to be the headmaster.
Initially, Obi seems to be making great progress. He is looking forward to his supervisor's visit to show him what progress has been made. One of the ideas that Obi had was to improve the looks of the school. He planted several areas in the compound with flowers which made the school much more attractive.
Obi runs into problems when he ignores the religious practices of the villagers. Without knowing it, he blocks off...
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