Songs Connecting To “Things Break Down” by Chinua Achebe
Lose Yourself- EminemLose Yourself is a song about a young rap artist who has one shot to succeed. If he prospers he can finally become rich and popular and get away from the regular life. This has always been his dream and he now has the opportunity to get it. This tune associates with Things Fall Apart since in chapter 1, Okonkwo had a chance to reveal everybody he was stronger than his father was, which possibility was beating everyone at a fumbling match. He beat Amalinze the Feline who had actually been undefeated for seven years; this brought excellent honor to his village and made everybody regard Okonkwo.
This likewise shown to Okonkwo that he was absolutely nothing like his weak father. Okonkwo is then able to obtain a position of wealth and get a great and reputable reputation, despite the fact that his dad was disgraceful and poor. Numb- Linkin ParkThe tune Numb has to do with an individual needing to measure up to someone else expectations. They are pushed into being precisely like someone else. They are always smothered and don’t like that they can not be who they want to be. The individual then becomes numb and he no longer cares about this person. He will not live up to his/her expectations any longer and will be the person he wants to be.
This relates to Things Break down due to the fact that in chapter 2 you can see that Okonkwo pressures his child, Nwoye, to be much like him. Okonkwo find Nwoye to be lazy and not manly enough so he beats and nags at him continuously. Nwoye then ends up being more attached to Ikemefuna who is reveals care and comfort and becomes less connected to his daddy who is much more heavy-handed and challenging. Rain- Sarah BrightmanRain has to do with a lady wishing rain. She feels that having it rain is the only opportunity to begin again. She keeps on pleading for rain and saying it’s the only chance of living.
This relates to Things Break down because in chapter 3 there was a dry spell. This triggered terrible harvest and many farmers were ravaged. Okonkwo had planted 400 yam seeds and might just keep one 3rd of the harvest. This was Okonkwo’s opportunity to begin a farm and end up being a terrific farmer, however the absence of rain would not permit it. Many farmers hoped to the Gods for rain, like the woman in Rain does. This is the only opportunity they have throughout the year to grow crops, however since of the lack of rain they are unable to collect in addition to they wished they might have.
A Forest- The CureThe song A Forest has to do with a person looking for a lady in the forest. He hears her calling her name and keeps pursuing her through the trees. In the end he recognizes he is alone in the forest and the girl was never ever actually there at all. This relates to Things Fall Apart since in chapter 11 Ezinma is removed by the priestess; Ekwefi, her mom, then follows them. Ekwefi is scared that Ezinma will be killed so she follows them through the towns and the forest. Just like in A Forest he is going through the forest in search for the girl she loves, her child.
In the end though, the priestess takes Ezinma into the cave which she understands she can not go into. Into the Great Void- Gamma RayInto the Great Void is a tune about an individual who feels there’s no place for him. He has actually gone away from home in search for a place to go. He feels outraged that he does not belong in society. He feels the only place for him to go is to go where no ones ever preceded. This song was selected due to the fact that it associates with when Okonkwo crazes Fall Apart was exiled in chapter 13. Throughout a funeral service, Okonkwo’s weapon inadvertently blows up and kills a sixteen-year-old.
Killing a clansman is considered a criminal offense versus the earth goddess, so Okonkwo needs to repay for his actions by taking his household into exile for 7 years. Okonkwo gathers his most important personal belongings and takes his household to the town Mbanta. This associates with the song since the people of Okonkwo’s town feel there is no location for Okonkwo there until he compensates what he does. Okonkwo and others feel irate and feel it is unjust he and his household need to pay such a huge price and be exiled for an accidental killing. Sunday Bloody Sunday- U2Sunday Bloody Sunday is a song about a massacre.
It speaks about hurt children and dead bodies lying throughout the street. It likewise discusses how a lot of individuals have passed away yet absolutely nothing excellent has actually come out of it, they were all pointless killings. This song was chosen due to the fact that it associates with the damage of Abame in chapter fifteen. This associates with the song because the villager’s of Amabe eliminated the very first white male to come just because they couldn’t comprehend what he was saying. This later resulted in Abame’s massacre by the white guys. A group of white men surrounded Abame’s market and they shot and killed practically everybody.
Much like in Sunday Bloody Sunday there were many meaningless killings that had no excellent to come out of them. God Will Make A Method- Don MoenThe song God Will Make A Way has to do with God always being there for you. It speaks about how God will constantly make a way and be a guide. It likewise discusses how God will constantly love and care for you and make you a more powerful individual. This tune discusses all the good God can do for you. This associates with Things Fall Apart because the Christian Missionaries came to Nigeria to attempt to transform them into the Christian faith and to believe in one God.
The missionaries speak about all the great God can do for individuals of the town. As you learn in chapter sixteen, Nwoye ends up being really thinking about the Christian faith. He feels the Christian faith responded to concerns he had about the death of Ikemefuna and the brand-new born twins that had been troubling him. Comparable to God Will Make A Method, Nwoye starts seeking to God for comfort and strength. Creed- One Last BreathOne Last Breath is about committing suicide. He pleads for assistance and says that he has given up. He ‘d down to his lastly breathe and has lastly given up on life.
He seems like all hope is lost and it’s time for him to lastly go “6 feet under”. This tune was picked since of Okonkwo’s suicide. Okonkwo’s greatest worry was to be weak, which is exactly what he became. In contrast to the song, Okonkwo believed all hope was gone chose it was lastly time for him to go. Okonkwo wound up hanging himself. In both One Dying Breath and Things Fall Apart you can tell how desperate both of them are and how they require aid. Both the person in the song and Okonkwo feel that they need to give up on life.