Changes In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart (Changes in Okonkwo) The book “Things fall apart”, takes place in a African village called the Igbo clan. The igbo clan have many beliefs, and rituals, which they choose to stand by. They also contain roles in their village to determine he or she’s ranking. This is established by what they own or have accomplished in their lifetime. All is going well in the clan until the village starts to undergo in many tragedies. Relating to deaths. This then leads up to an invasion of the “white men”. Which, white people are referred to as in the novel. The collision of culture is what stirs up a intense, yet coming of age from the igbo people. They’re unsure of how to resolve their differences. Due to the diversity the conflict ends in nothing but wart. While this is taking place their is a man who is strongly affected by this minor era. His name was Okonkwo. Okonkwo was honored by his people and was thought highly of everywhere he went. Sadly, his…show more content…
He never aspire to take part in his killing intentionally, but was casted out, along with his family. His land was later destroyed and him, his wife’s and children would have to start over elsewhere. (“The earth had decreed that they were an offense on the land and must be destroyed. And if the clan did not exact punishment for an offense against the great goddess, her wrath was loosed on all the land and not just the offender”). As the saying goes, “if one finger brought oil it soiled the others”. Therefore, the village had no choice but to exclude him from their tribe until it was his true time to be redeemed of his actions. Okonkwo’s life began escalating down hill. Although, he never for a second questioned his self being. Even through all the trouble he had caused, he still wouldn’t put his pride
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