In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, when and how is the white man introduced? Tracing the chronology of the Igbo people's responses to the arrival and settlement of the white man. What attitudes...

In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, when and how is the white man introduced?

Tracing the chronology of the Igbo people's responses to the arrival and settlement of the white man. What attitudes toward the Igbo people do the white men bring and how do their attitudes determine their treatment of the Igbo people?

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In Things Fall Apart, the white man comes in without restraint. The white man brings a new religion, but he does not have any consideration for the tribe's religious beliefs. The white man insists that the tribal men change to a new way of thinking. Ther is no regard for the customs and beliefs that are different than the white man's.

The white man comes across as disrepectful. The white man clearly feels superior and abuses the tribal men who do not succumb to the white man's beliefs.

Who would want a religion that allows the white man to kill and throw in prison anyone who rejects his way of teaching? What kind of God would tolerate and justify such violence? What happened to God is love? Where is God in all the violence?

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