Critical Lens Essay Things Fall Apart

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A true hero is determined and always is working towards a common goal. The goal they have is often to make them a better hero. They may work towards being a stronger person, making the world a better place, or simply trying to find a way home. Okonkwo, Thomas, and Odysseus are all determined and have a goal to work towards. Okonkwo, from the book, Things Fall Apart, is determined not to be like his father. His goal in life is to be known as a strong man. He used his father as inspiration to be a better person. “[Okonkwo] was a man of action, a man of war. Unlike his father, he couldn’t stand the look of blood” (Achebe 10). Okonkwo had a goal and became a man of action, in order to achieve it. He took matters into his own hands and tried
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