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1 You need your SpringBoard books today. If it is in your locker, go get it now!

2  Until the lion has a voice, stories of safaris will always glorify the hunter.  What does this proverb mean?  How can you use this proverb to explain Achebe’s purpose in writing Things Fall Apart?  Do you think he was successful in this purpose?

3  Now, we’ll read a portion of an interview with Chinua Achebe.  As you read, summarize Achebe’s answer to each question.

4  What would you say are Achebe’s purposes for writing Things Fall Apart? responding to something? Communicating an idea? Aiding the audience’s understanding of something? Countering an idea or belief?  What did Achebe say in the interview to clarify or further explain these ideas?

5  Revisit the proverb from the beginning of class. Until the lion has a voice, stories of safaris will always glorify the hunter.  With the new information from the interview, craft a response to the questions: In what ways and to what extent has Achebe given the lion a voice? Did he achieve his purpose(s)? Is his work and message enough to represent his culture/society?

6  Thinking about Achebe’s purpose and message, revisit the poem from which Achebe took the title of the novel. (pg 211)  What images, ideas, and connotations do you see in the poem that parallel the novel?  Do you think that the title of the novel is appropriate given your understanding of the poem? Explain.

7  On the same page as your writings, write some Socratic Seminar questions.  Turn these in before you leave.


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