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Exploring the Tension and Issues of Gender Identity in Things Fall Apart

Unit 7: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Lesson 7 of 16

Objective: SWBAT examine how the structure of the text creates tension by analyzing the purpose of Okonkwo's exile and his inability to understand the feminine .

Big Idea: Okonkwo's exile is a matter of feminine identity. Or is it? Crime and punishment as seen through the masculine and feminine in Things Fall Apart.

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English / Language Arts, World Literature, Things Fall Apart, Post Colonial African Literature, analyzing texts
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