The second major writing assignment for the class is based on the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. You have two options: First is to assume the role or a missionary in the village of Umuofia and write a persuasive letter to the English Crown in which you either argue for continued intervention in Nigeria or advocate the withdraw of British forces. Therefore, you must read through the eyes of an English missionary on the ground in Umuofia. Know that your audience has little knowledge about African culture, so you must explain why you believe that intervention is merited or should stop. Although your thesis must take a stance of pro-intervention or withdraw, you may provide suggestions to the English Crown on how to move forward. You must use specific examples from the text to explain your rationale. At first, this may seem like an easy answer; however, you must consider all aspects of Umuofian culture, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Okonkwo is a deeply flawed character, but at the same time, we can empathize with him since the world around him changes so much. Second is to assume the role of Okonkwo’s first son, Nwoye. Nwoye leaves the village to become a missionary. I want you to write a letter to your father after you receive word that he was arrested by the British authorities. You should reflect on your Igbo culture and the Village of Umuofia, and explain to Okonkwo why you left. You could also talk about the church and discuss your new life, but most of your analysis should focus on your childhood and your memories of Okonkwo. Consider Okonkwo’s stories as a journal. As a missionary, you read his story, which both humanizes the Umuofian people and gives you unique insights into a misunderstood culture. As Nwoye, you have life experience living with the deeply flawed Okonkwo, you should consider Things Fall Apart as a journal after your departure. Since this essay has you assume an identity, you will have to use personal pronouns in your paper. However, you must keep in mind that you are writing to a well-educated and versed audience, so your writing should be academic and refined (you should not change how you write a traditional academic paper, but you can have some fun with flattering or ingratiating language). OR You can write Okonkwo’s obituary/remembrance of his legacy from the perspective of his son, Nwoye. You should take into account the full character development of Okonkwo, but you should not shy away from the oftentimes distant relationship of Nwoye’s father. How should Okonkwo be remembered? What is his legacy? Is anyone to blame for his death? There is a lot of creative freedom with this option, but you should stick to the text as much as possible.