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Proverbs and Fables ofThings Fall Apart
Tuesday January, 19th
Warm up: Date
Describe your favorite children’s story. What was it about? Why did you like it?
Targets
To understand how and why Achebe uses proverbs inThings Fall Apart
activities
Warm upProverbs LectureProverbs Worksheet
Activate Prior knowledgeTo understand the literary element ProverbsToanalazehow Achebe uses Proverbs inTFA
What is a proverb?
A short pithy sayingfrequent and widespread useExpresses a basic truth orprecept about lifeA popular saying which provides advice or states a generally heldtruth
What is a proverb?
“ a proverb is a horse which can carry one swiftly to the discovery of ideas”-Yoruba Proverb
What is a proverb?
Proverbs are a very effective mode of communicationtheir correct and persuasive use in speech is always taken as a sign of sound education, maturity, cultural sophistication and wisdom.Achebe uses of proverbs counters western portrayals of native as gibberish or speaking in pidgin
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To Express Abstract Truths.truthsmay be abstract and difficult tograsp.dramatizesand configures the bare truths in the facts of everyday life and world.Inthe proverb form the truths become so substantial that they stimulate the imagination and challenge the understanding.
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To Express Abstract Truths.Examples:Abstract IdeaProverb:There is no quarrel between the eye and sleep.Learn to tolerate each other--Tolerance
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To Express Abstract Truths.Examples:Abstract IdeaProverb: Thefreedom that comes from ignorance enslaves the one who entertains it.Knowledgeis freedom
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To Express Abstract Truths.Examples:Abstract IdeaProverb:It is only the stupid slave who says that his condition of bondage is good after a heavy meal.Thefreedom of self-determination is better than material well-being
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:Guide to Conduct.Manyproverbs are used as bases for judging unacceptable modes of behaviorfunctionas general guides to conduct.
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:Guideto Conduct.Examples: PrinciplesProverb: You do not use the left hand to point the way to your father’s village.Learn to appreciate what you have
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:Guide to Conduct.Examples: PrinciplesProverb: Once you have made up your mind to cross a river by walking through it, you do not mind getting your stomach wetBe firm in carrying out your resolutions
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:As commentary on human behaviorCareful observations or commentaryProvide useful insight in to human behavior
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:As commentary on human behaviorExamples: CommentaryProverb: A person who does not lick his lips cannot blame the charlatan for drying themPeople who are not prepared to help themselves are usually misrepresented and badly treated by others
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To express valuesmoral, spiritual, humanistic, economic,intellectul
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To express valuesValue-OrientationProverb: There is no wealth where there are no childrenthe importance of children
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To express valuesValue-OrientationProverb: Goodness sells itself; badness walks aroundThe value of a thing is in the inherent power that it has to satisfy human needs and it is that power that attracts people to it
What is a proverb?
Among their many uses we can discern the following:To express valuesExamples: Value orientationProverb: A person who does not lick his lips cannot blame the charlatan for drying themPeople who are not prepared to help themselves are usually misrepresented and badly treated by others
Fable
A short narrative or storyUsually teaches a lesson orMakes a warningFrequently uses animal or non human characters or that speak and act like humans
Examples of fables
Lion King(before Disney)The Emperor's New ClothesThe Little Engine That Could
Proverbs and fables worksheet
“Among the Ibo, the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten” p.7
Proverbs and fables worksheet
For each Proverb and Fable:Explain the proverb by identifying the basic truth or message it is deliveringProvide the context of the proverb or fable by explaining to whom it is directed and how the advice applies to that person’s situation in the novelIn addition, for each fable create an illustration of the fable that includes:The charactersA dramatization of the lesson or advice given in the fable

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