Women in the Ibo Society

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Women in the Ibo Society In Things Fall Apart, the Ibo women were perceived as being weak. They received little or no respect in the Ibo society and were harshly abused. Perhaps, tradition and religion established their role in this type of society. In the story, Okonkwo had three wives. He mandated them around as though they were animals. They never questioned what they were told and were required to be loyal. The reader sees …

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…to Mbanta. A man belongs to his fatherland when things are good and life is sweet. But when there is sorrow and bitterness he finds refuge in his motherland (Achebe 134). A man has both happiness and grief in his life and when he is in remorse his mother is there to protect and comfort him. In my opinion, these women were nurturers above all and they were anything but weak. Bibliography Things Fall Apart- Achebe