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3.13 - A Matter of Civility Essay Response ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In response to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness stereotypical depiction of Africans, Chinua Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart through the point of view of the natives to show Africans, not as primitives, but as members of a thriving society. Although the clan defies the European stereotype, the protagonist, Okonkwo, does not confirming the European beliefs more than contradicting them. Define civilized. What is a civilized society? Does the clan in Things Fall Apart represent a civilized society? Be sure to use specific examples from the text to support your position.