Jude C. Okpala analyzes Things Fall Apart

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Another of the hermeneutic form mentioned "explores the historical and cultural contexts of the novel" (559). It looks beyond what Achebe wrote in his novel. It looks at what things outside of the text influenced the world of Things Fall Apart. With these three hermeneutics, the author "shall?explore the text with the intention of showing how Achebe uses metaphysics in his narrative imagination" (559)...
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Metaphysics, defined by Okpala, is the final degree of abstraction (559). Igbo metaphysics is "a thought-system which recognizes the reality and independent existence" (560). Okpala describes Dualism as "a principle of Igbo metaphysics, which underscores the interaction of physical and non-physical beings in human personality" (560)...
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