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WRITTEN TASK A2 HL OPTION: Media & Culture AREA OF COMMUNICATION: Poetic Communication TITLE : Pacification of the Primitive Tribes in Lower Niger TYPE OF TEXT: Preface for a book SUBJECT : Evaluation of the invasion of Nigeria from the viewpoint of a British District Comissioner PURPOSE: Convince the readers of the book in the rightness of British troops' exploitation of Nigeria AUDIENCE : Readers of the book "The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes in Lower Niger" RATIONALE My objective for this written task is to make an emphasis on the ignorant attitude of the District Commisioner and all the invading forces, towards the culture and traditions of the natives in Nigeria. The purpose of the book "Pacification of the Tribes in the Lower Niger" is to prove the rightness of the British exploitation of the area. I chose to write a preface for the book that the District Commisioner have decided to write at the end of the novel because I think his views are representing the superficial and biased ideas which British people possess about African people. ...read more.


The tribes, which had invaded the entire continent have turned this miraculously beautiful country into an abyss by their brutal way of living. Before we had arrived, they were living in such conditions that, one would not be able to identify a distinct quality of them which made them different from animals. They had so many foolish traditions and supernatural beliefs that no one in the tribe was able to think independently and give some decisions for himself or herself. They were so tightly holding onto these traditions that it cost some of our men's lives to convince them in the foolishness of their traditions. As I have mentioned before, all the members of a clan were living under the domination of these delusive and meaningless traditions and organized their lives in the way that these cruel rules suggested which brought nothing but wilderness and chaos in the society. Before we had arrived and made them remember it, they were not aware of the fact that they were humans. To be honest, it was really a hard task to make them understand that we were there to save them from their delusive and foolish traditions and show them a way to a better future we will provide for them by making them civilised. ...read more.


The more people understood the humanitarion principles of our religion and culture the more people supported us which caused these wild men who eventually lost their power on the tribe became wilder and more furious and they even dared to kill one of our innocent man. However I am happy to claim that Okonkwo, the wildest and dumbest among all the natives, prepared his own end by hanging himself which assorts to the miserable weakness that lied beneath his barbaric actions. Unfortunately, I was the one who had to deal with the undignified task of taking down the body of this wild native. I once again understood how barbaric those natives were while I observed the rough body of him and the diffuculty of our task which was to domesticate them. And I think those natives who were living a brutal and an ignorant life should be grateful for us as we have brought light into the center of darkness by teaching them our civilised way of living. In my book I have included some unimportant details similar to the story of poor clansman to make you visualize the brutal life of the natives and how hardly the "Pacification of the Primitive Tribes in Lower Niger" was accomplished by our brave men. ...read more.

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