Amy Madore's Things Fall Apart

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Amy Madore’s online essay about the “Tortoise and the Birds” fable included in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe included multiple factual errors. One parallel that the writer draws between the fable and Okonkwo that I disagree with is when she states that the statement “‘I am a changed man. I have learned that a man who makes trouble for others is also making it for himself’ (97)” is a connection between Okonkwo and his fear of weakness and failure. I strongly disagree with this. Okonkwo did not change by the end of the book. He still had his fear of weakness and his fear of failure at the end. In fact, these “tragic flaws” led him to killing himself. Although Madore included some valid points, she also included several factual
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