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Dead Person's Path by Chinua Achebe A story about the battle of two sets of values ============================================= This story by Chinua Achebe presents the battle between world-views and value systems. Dead Man's Path is set in Nigeria in 1949. It is about the topic of a guy named Michael Obi who's the brand new, enthusiastic and wholehearted headmaster of an underprivileged and disadvantaged school. This story explores the ramifications of European traditions and beliefs on traditional African culture. Michael Obi is the new headmaster of Ndume Central School. The Mission government chose him for the job as they needed a "young and energetic man" to manage it. Michael is a married twenty-six year old man. His wife, named Nancy, is marginally egotistical but nevertheless very kind and considerate towards her husband: "For a few minutes she became furious about the new school, but it had been just for a few minutes. Her small private misfortune could blind her husband's joyous prospects." Michael is a really passionate individual with many thoughts which may help transform the college. He thinks in the modernisation and transformation of older beliefs. He appears to have been 'infected' by European customs. The word 'infected' is used, as it might have been thought of a terrible thing in African culture, to think in contemporary methods: "In both years of married life she'd become completely infected with his passion for 'modern methods'." Michael had two aims for the school: A high quality of instruction for the kids, and for the college compound to be become a place of beauty. He also determined what sort of.