The Portrayal Of Igbo Masculinity
This Grade 12 Reading Literature Comprehension worksheet delves into the theme of gender expectations in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart.” Students are directed to identify a passage in the novel where explicit statements about traditional Igbo masculinity are made by either the narrator or a character. They are then prompted to transcribe this statement.
The worksheet challenges students to analyze whether what is explicitly stated aligns with the dramatization of traditional Igbo masculinity within the text. They are encouraged to provide textual evidence to support their analysis.
Furthermore, students are required to assess whether the identified passages are consistent with what can be inferred from the novel regarding traditional Igbo masculine behavior. This exercise fosters a deep understanding of the nuanced portrayal of gender roles in the literary context.