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Vultures essay - Chinua Achebe vs. Margret Atwood
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Compare the ways that vultures are portrayed and used in the poems by Margaret Atwood and Chinua Achebe.
By Jessica Tilbrook.
Chinua Achebe and Margret Atwood grew up in two very different environments. They were born almost a decade apart, yet they both managed to construct two very meaningful poems about vultures.
Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. In 1967 the region of Biafra broke away from Nigeria. Achebe became a devoted supporter of Biafra independence and served as ambassador for the people of the nation. But to get this point there was a 3 year war of independence ravage. Chinua Achebe witnesses some horrific scenes. He saw babies, children and adults starving to there death. He saw his own people from Biafra killing others from Nigeria. He saw how loving people have the capacity to be evil and vice versa according to Achebe's version on the poem 'vultures'. Chinua Achebe believed that any good work of art should have a purpose. Achebe's vultures defiantly had a purpose, as it shows how even evil, vile creatures like vultures have the capacity to love.
Throughout Achebe's poem there is a negative feel. From the very
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