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Unique Cultures in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart There are a variety of cultures in this world and each culture is unique. Usually when one has been born and raised in a specific civilization, that person may adapt to this culture for a period of time. It's occasionally difficult to look into somebody else's culture, and understand their own culture. Sometimes you has to maintain an open mind, study the culture, or live in a different culture to know the culture. When reading "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy, and "Things Fall Apart", by Chinua Achebe one have to look beyond their culture to understand how others live in another culture. While I read Roy's book, I did not get a fantastic comprehension of the book, because it was difficult to followalong with I didn't know a whole lot about the culture before I read novel. Both text discusses a distinct cultural group, and since the narrator tells the story the narrator intertwines the cultural elements with the actual story being told. The differences between the text were the method by which the text was organised, and how the tales were told. Also, both texts contained different religions practiced by the distinct cultural group. In "The God of Small Things", and "Things Fall Apart" both include a distinct cultural groups. In "The God of Small Things", the people in the narrative were Pakistan Indian. How Roy explained the setting in the narrative, and the way the folks looked gave an notion of where the story happened. Plus she also mentioned some towns that are in India. Roy described the rivers as being unclean, but folks would cleanse themselves in the river. The women wore saris. The families and families appeared to reside together also. I.. .