The Stranger by Albert Camus Albert Camus' cultures consist of being a novelist, literature and short story writer of many books. He wrote an essay on the state of Muslims in Algeria, causing him to lose his job and he moved to Paris. Albert Camus also joined the French resistance against the Nazis and became an editor of "Combat", an underground newspaper. He was dissatisfied with the editorial of the Board and left the underground newspaper. Albert Camus is a on of a working-class family, He was born in Algeria in 1913, in an extreme poverty area.
Malcolm X was born on May 19th 1925. His quote defend themselves “by any means necessary”. Malcom X expressed anger of the lifestyle of African Americans during this time. In his personal life, his father was a Baptist minister and supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His involvement of the civil rights prompted to death threats from white supremacist, forcing the family to move away.
Both novels involve the colonization of Africa, but each has its own perspective of the native’s response to it. Achebe is also accredited for presenting a lecture titled, “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”, which he gave at the University of Massachusetts in February 1975. This lecture attacks Conrad’s writing as racist and states that he dehumanizes Africans, denies them of proper language, and makes them out to be cannibals. Clearly infuriated by Conrad’s work, Achebe was prompted to write his own novel, Things Fall Apart to support the African people. In the novel, the life of a man named Okonkwo and the tribe of Umuofia is portrayed in three different sections, with each section representing an era in the tribe.
In his speech he told his audience that “Some men see things as they are and ask why; I dream things that never were and ask why not.” In the year 1965, the United States and Vietnam went into a war that would soon cause the United States many conflicts. Although there was no recorded evidence or legal declaration of the establishment of this war, thousands of American troops died fighting in it. It first began in 1959 when Vietnam was divided, with a Communist government in the North, and a Democratic government in the South. The United States got involved, hoping to stop the spread of Communism, by training the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. American support was highly depended on, but remained ineffective during combat.
With encouragement from his a fellow Concordian, Emerson, he kept a journal that was used as a source book for some of his writings. Thoreau’s life changed after he spent one night in jail after refusing to pay his poll tax for protesting against what he thought as the proslavery agenda of the war against Mexico. This experience led to “Resistance to Civil Government,” a world famous essay on the relationship of the individual to the state. Thoreau’s reputation resulted as “one of the most outspoken abolitionist in the Concord area” (Thoreau 827) In “Resistance to Civil Government,” Thoreau discusses his beliefs and views on government control over the American people. Thoreau believes in a government that puts the needs of the people ahead of the needs of the unjust few.
Okonkwo Character Analysis Things Fall Apart, a novel written by Chenua Achebe takes place in eastern Nigeria around the late 1800s. Achebe presents Okonkwo, the main character of the novel and how life was lived back then. Okonkwo’s character is illustrated by his role in Umofia, motivations, and confilcts. Okonkwo has two main reasons to be a stern but leading character, he has motives to be strong, meanwhile Okonkwo’s relationship with his father and family pushes Okonkwo to build his own reputation in the Umofia he grew up in. Okonkwo is a static character due to his traditional view on life and power in Umofia.
Okara, Gabriel 1921– Gabriel Okara 1921– Nigerian poet, novelist Worked for British Airline Novel Critiqued Political Leaders Manuscripts Lost During Civil War Selected writings Sources Just as black writers in the United States and the Caribbean have faced the problem of how to express themselves in the language of those who enslaved them, black African writers have experimented with different ways of communicating in European languages the experience of colonization and the feel of their traditional cultures. Among the most famous West African writers working in the English language is Gabriel Okara, considered one of the founders of modern African literature. In his novel The Voice he constructed an unusual bridge over the divide between English and African languages: parts of the novel are written in a unique form of English that reproduces the patterns of Okara’s native Ijaw language. Okara’s equally well-known poetry is also poised between European and African modes of expression. A descendant of a noble family of the Ijaw ethnic group and the son of a businessman, Gabriel Imomotimi Gbaingbain Okara was born on April 24 (or 21), 1921, in Bumoundi in British- occupied Nigeria.
The U.S Supreme Court ultimately ordered Montgomery to integrate its bus system. As of 21st December 1956, black people rode the bus again. However, the ruling was unpopular with many white people in Montgomery and elsewhere. One of the leaders of the boycott, a young pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), emerged as a prominent leader of the American civil rights movement in the wake of the action. Using the Law In 1947, President Truman told the Committee on Civil Rights that it was time to make sure civil rights laws were enforced.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a primary leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s. During his incarceration due to protest, King wrote a response letter, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, addressed to the clergyman of Birmingham who ridiculed King’s recent actions in a local newspaper; these clergymen called his actions “unwise and untimely”. In his letter, he doesn’t explain their false accusations, but defends the reasoning behind his own actions. His letter is a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. King follows the “slow to speak and slow to become angry” lesson from the book of James in the Bible.
The selected passage is from Chinua Achebe’s award winning novel: “Things Fall Apart”. Published in 1958, two years before the independence of Nigeria. With a strong purpose to present a dynamic and complex society to the Western audience who perceived the African society and cultures as primitive or undeveloped. Achebe uses intimate relations between the reader and the characters to really insert the reader into the Igbo culture and portray it’s beauties and also its downsides before and after the arrival of Christian missionaries, strong imagery is used to deliver a strong and exhilarating message to the audience from other continents that have been reading misinterpreted novel by writers such as Joseph Conrad or Joyce Cary, whom are both from the Western world and have first hand experience with African culture, Achebe felt that he needed to express a different point of view and not just another interpretation. Firstly, to sum up this detail and deceit filled extract, we can contemplate that it shows the beginning of the “journey” towards the inhumane slaughter, or so said “sacrifice” of Ikemefuna, a fifteen-year-old boy from the Mbaino clan who is thrown at Umuofia as a sacrifice for the killing of one Umuofian woman, after three years and close interaction with Okonkwo’s family, the elders order Ikemefuna to be killed.