2. Analyze the relationship between Things Fall Apart and Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming,” from which Achebe took his title and epigraph.
3. Is Okonkwo a tragic hero? Is Things Fall Apart a tragedy? After conducting research on some scholarly (not Wikipedia!) definitions of tragedy, construct an argument about the novel’s genre.
4. Discuss the role of proverbs, metaphors, or stories-within-the-story in Things Fall Apart. How has Achebe incorporated Ibo storytelling techniques into his novel?
5. Discuss the role of family and ancestors in Things Fall Apart. What are the relationships like between people of different generations?