Things Fall Apart

In the novel of Things Fall Apart, Achebe employs the content of the language as a major component of his novelty, which not only develops the English language but also helps the reader to experience the whole Ibo culture. By doing so, Achebe portrays the practices involved in the Ibo community that is conversely unique from that of contemporary American culture. Three examples that makes Ibo culture unusual from contemporary American culture is the practice of abandoning new born twins, polygamy, and polytheism. Therefore, such custom practiced in both of these cultures are reflected by the discrepancy in values in which each cultures preserve.
According to the Ibo culture and custom, new born twins are repeatedly seen as a curse from the gods, or even portrayed as a demonic possession. When a mother would conceive more than a baby at a time, the people of Ibo would conduct a sequence of cleansing and atonement for the gods. In the eyes of the Ibo people, numerous births were seen to be only what animals should produce and a single birth was assumed to be what only humans should produce.
On the contrary to that of Ibo, the contemporary American culture sees the birth of new born twins to be totally natural. In the perspective of contemporary culture, the concept of forsaking new born infants is generally deemed to be inhumane and unethical; and can be seen as a miracle rather than a curse.   In fact, these natural born causes allude to signs of a health and wealth. Not only are these phenomenon cases commended in the American culture, but also is seen as favorable signs from the heavens in diverse cultures. Therefore we can conclude that such happenings are not only founded upon religious principles but also in a cultural perspective.
One custom preserved by the Ibo that is not accepted in the Western culture is Polygamy, the practice of having many wives. Polygamy is practiced well throughout the Ibo people and is acknowledged to those who are wealthy and...