Things Fall Apart

1. What is the meaning of this statement, in the novel TThings Fall Apart"?“If a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.”

this is in the novel "Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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This is one of the proverbs used in the novel "Things Fall Apart." This proverb teaches that children can remove the dirt or wash their hands of their ancestors (in this case Okonkwo is washing his hands of his father) and have a future of their own. It teaches that we make our own futures and opportunities.


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