Things Fall Apart Fear Analysis

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe was set in Nigeria during late 19th century but it was written 1958 when colonial system came in Africa. In the novel, the protagonist Okonkwo was well known for personal achievement success in the beginning of the novel, however his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and weakness which makes the novel destruction and failure. Okonkwo’s entire life of destroyed by the fear. Though he seems to display enough external strength, he lacked the interior fear, the fear of failure and weakness in the catalyst for destruction and failure in the novel. Firstly, Okonkwo always decide based on his fear thought of cowardly. At the opening of the story, a description of Okonkwo was greatly mentioned…show more content…
Okonkow was bit worried and in fear since his father was not hardworking and successful man in the society. In the village his father seems to be weak and has debt for everybody. Bed reputation by his father to fear in his life and he doesn’t want to be like his father. He wants to take over his father’s action and he wants now to be wealthier in the society. He always demands his family members always to work hard for long duration of time despite their capability and the ages to get more wealth and elf sufficient. The writer clearly mentioned this idea in the book as following, “Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. ...Okonkwo’s fear was greater than these. It was not external but lay deep within himself. It was fear of himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father. (Achebe, 2010, p.12). In this statement, the writer explains his fear or fear of himself, because Oknokwo is basically afraid of himself and his capable. Oknokwo experienced his father’s failure and brought shame to his family whereby looking to his father’s fail it cause Oknokwo to fear
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