Things Fall Apart-Creative Project

Things Fall Apart
Creative Writing Project
Throughout this novel, Achebe skillfully crafts a perspective built on a story-telling style all his own. To do
this, he employs a variety of different literary devices, such as: diction, syntax, and imagery, to name a few. Your
task will be to write your own part of this story, by creating your own R.A.F.T. (Role, Audience, Format, Topic).
Your task will be to select a character from the story and write a 1½-2 page piece from their point of view.
If you choose one of the main characters of this story you have the added support of knowing their voices well, but
also the additional challenge of successfully creating their voice, and fitting logically into the story. With more
unknown voices, the inverse is true, but you must still consider the integrity of the novel.
1 1/2 -2 Pages
Typed (12 font, double spaced)
Clearly identify your P.O.V. and moment in the
Things Fall Apart
Character Chart
AP English/ Hallberg
In Things Fall Apart it is central to our understanding that we know the names and relationships of the
people of Umuofia (Oo-moo-oh-fee-ah). Your assignment, then, is to create a chart that demonstrates your
understanding of these characters. There are various ways to do this assignment correctly, including: a detailed
character chart with relevant details and quotes; a map of Umuofia, complete with different family compounds and
details we know so far; an extended family tree, with details about Okonkwo’s family, and the other people of note
from the village.
This assignment with be graded according to accuracy, creativity and thoughtfulness—but it should be done
on a typical computer sized piece of paper (unless you feel compelled to craft something for our classroom walls).
The motivation for this is that you would actually be able to have this in front of you while you read. Please do not
turn in less than quality work on this. The following characters must be included (phonetic pronunciations of their
names have been added to assist you in our continuing discussion of the novel):
Okonkwo (Oh-kawn-kwoh)
Unoka (Ooh-no-kah)
Nwoye (Nuh-who-yeh)
Ikemefuna (ee-keh-meh-foo-nah)
Ekwefi (Eh-kweh-fee)
Ezinma (Eh-zeen-mah)
Ojiugo (Oh-jee-ooh-boh)
1st Wife (of Okonkwo)
Obierika (Oh-bee-air-ee-kah)
Chielo (Chee-eh-loh)
Nkechi (Neh-kech-ee)
Obiageli (Oh-bee-ah-gell-i)
Maduka (Mah-do-ka)