Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Folktales
Yams
Fire
Ash
The Mother of the Spirits
The Egwugwu
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four
Chapter Twenty-Five
Characters
Okonkwo
Okonkwo Timeline
Unoka
Unoka Timeline
Obierika
Obierika Timeline
Nwoye
Nwoye Timeline
Ikemefuna
Ikemefuna Timeline
Ekwefi
Ekwefi Timeline
Ezinma
Ezinma Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Muse
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Respect and Reputation
Respect and Reputation Quotes
Fear
Fear Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Sin
Sin Quotes
Traditions and Customs
Traditions and Customs Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
It Was Really Bad
It Was Really Bad Flashcards
It Was Really Bad True or False
Keep It Together
Keep It Together Flashcards
Keep It Together True or False
Take Part
Take Part Flashcards
Take Part True or False
Essay
Teaching Things Fall Apart
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Things May Fall Apart But Art Connects
Tradition! Tradition! What Do You Hold Onto When Things Fall Apart?
Ibo Art and Culture in Things Fall Apart
Characterization
Chew On This
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Literary Devices
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Character Journal Entry
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos