Diaspora

October 16, 2008

To a significant number of the Ibo people, they saw these things as bad ideas and they did not take these new things in a positive way. However, being a reader with an objective point of view, these churches, schools, and etc. are positive influences. I’m going to talk about this in an objective point of view. The changes were positive because they gave the Ibo people a chance at a more civilized way of life. There are a lot of traditions that aren’t morally correct such as killing babies just because they are twins or physically abusing his wife or wives. The church would give the Ibo people the correct religion while the schools would educate kids and improve the potential for the future. Courts would give rational judgment while markets would give money more importance and flow of trading. Hospitals could care for the wounded better instead of old herbal remedies and military would protect the people better instead of using axes which is vulnerable to attack.

One example of Korean-American diaspora is hagwons. Korean kids want to improve at speaking English. These hagwons attract these kids and teach them the English language. Another example would be international schools. This is almost similar to hagwons except these schools, the students must be fluent in English. Here a group of English speaking Koreans come together and learn. A third example would be churches. There are English sermons in churches so people who struggle with Korean can praise God.

The novel is called Things Fall Apart because it shows the diaspora in a bad light. The white people apparently oppress the Ibo people. The Ibo people do not want interference with their traditions and cultures. Things Fall Apart means that things always change over time no matter what. There will always be new influences that could change for the better or the worse.

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