Things fall apart is a tragedy novel written by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo, who is the protagonist of the novel and one of the most powerful men in the Ibo tribe often resorts to violence to make his points understood. Down in his heart, Okonkwo is not a cruel man, but his life is dominated by his internal conflict, the fear of failure and of weakness. He hated his father, Unoka, because he was a lazy debtor. Okonkwo made it a point in his life to set himself apart from his father by being well known and wealthy as well as becoming a great warrior in the tribal conflicts of Umuofia and the surrounding villages.
Okonkwo contravenes the tribe rule and beats his youngest wife during the week of tranquility and almost shoots his second wife who notes on his gun skill. He kills Ikemefuna, Nwoye's close friend who asks for Okonkwo's help because he was afraid of being weak (Achebe, 1958, p. 43). By trying to be a strong person and deciding to kill Ikemefuna and thrash his wives, Okonkwo not only decline his relationship with his wives and Nwoye, but also impairs himself psychologically. Despite these worsening, it is not until when Okonkwo kills one of the five British court members, that he discovers his tragic
Okonkwo was abusive, angry, and showing little emotion. He was abusive towards his wives and children. His solves his problem with fists, he likes fighting and wars. In the end Okonkwo lets fear take control of his life, he kills a messenger from British district office. Realising his fate and the fact that his tribe can't be saved from the influence of the British colonists, he commits suicide which is forbbiden in his tribe.
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Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them. Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
Power is a dangerous game to play, helping to heal, and harm. In the novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe illustrates the life of Okonkwo, and his experiences within his life. Being a warrior of great class and respect, Okonkwo stood at the zenith of his village, pulling himself up from nothing. It all came to an end when Okonkwo committed an accidental murder resulting in the banishment from the land for several years, laying the groundwork for his demise. The absence of the famed warrior allowed for foreign missionaries from another land to invade, take hold, and reform the lifestyle.
Within the novel “Things Fall Apart,” the author, Chinua Achebe, explained how a warrior named Okonkwo was a victim of himself. Okonkwo was a victim of tragic events that surrounded his life. These events eventually lead him to his fate. Okonkwo had a father who was weak, and he was a failure in the eyes of the men of the village, Umuofia. Okonkwo’s worst fear was to be the kind of man his father was, so he tried his best not to let his fear become a reality.
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Jackson Murray February 4, 2018 Africa Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Summary Okonkwo is highly respected in his village, but what makes him want to succeed is his heavy disdain for his father that left in his early years and left some unsettled business. When a female is killed that was apart of Okonkwo village the price paid is the son of the killer must live in his village. As the two get close a decision is made for the boy to die and Okonkwo pride gets in the way and he kills him and one the elders sons on accident sending him to exile. While away the white missionaries come to the village and try to convert villagers. Okonkwo hated this and called for rebelling, but when the villagers don 't join him and are accepting to the white people/ christianity and their ways he hangs himself.