Ulture Clashes in the two novelsThings fall apartChinua Achebe and LolitaVladimir Nabokov
Though Things Fall Apart and Lolita are in many ways very, very different books, both deal with a clash of cultures that ends tragically. Write a paper of at least six pages (Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced) that compares the different types of culture clashes that we see in these two novels. This is a broad question, and you can approach it as you like. For example, you might want to compare the Igbo Okonkwoas experiences with the British colonialists and compare it to the European Humbertas experiences with American culture. You might also want to compare the religious culture clash of Things Fall Apart with the secular culture clash of Lolita. Can we learn anything about the intermingling of cultures by reading these two books alongside each other? What is important is that you have a clear, thought-out thesis and argue it coherently with textual evidence. As always, I will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.