Okonkwo wanted his tribe to fight back the missionaries in order to protect their Igbo culture but his persistence only led to his downfall. This can be seen when Okonkwo makes a rash decision to kill a messenger thinking Umuofia would fight back but ended up not fighting, “The white man whose power you know too well has ordered this meeting to stop.” In a flash, Okonkwo drew his machete. The messenger crouched to avoid the blow. It was useless. Okonkwo’s machete descended twice and the man’s head lay beside his uniformed body.
For example, unlike with Nathan the native people actually like Brother Fowles and his family. On the other hand the Congolese want to get rid of the Prices. Nathan isn’t very effective in his teaching because he comes at problems head on with an iron fist instead of being understanding, compassionate, and caring for the Congolese. In return, the Congolese reject Christianity and fall back on their own religion. One of the main Congolese that rejects Nathan’s search for justice is the chief of the village, Tata Ndu.
All that Okonkwo has done is his life is try to achieve more, but when he doesn 't learn to adapt he causes thing to fall apart. As an example, when Okonkwo refuses to listen to the missionaries in chapter twenty-four the messenger said, ‘“The white man whose power you know too well has ordered this meeting to stop.”’ Because Okonkwo never feared the missionaries when he should have he made the fatal mistake that caused him to take his own life.
Okonkwo’s devastating effects Attention!!! Okonkwo’s effects on his culture’s communication in his tribe are devastating him!!! The reasons for Okonkwo’s change in their senses of identity included are he identifies with manliness as strength, wealth, power, and violence, what drives him to be UNLIKE his father, and it is important for him to be respected by his clan. Overall, their response to the introduction of Western ideas shaped the meaning of the work as a whole by making Okonkwo work with the negative effects inside him and making him stronger than he was in his young age. The first reason Okonkwo’s sense of identity was challenged with the introduction of Western ideas was because of he identifies with manliness as strength, wealth,
Nwoye started out the novel sensitive and confused, but the cultural collision of the British colonists and Ibo people affected Nwoye, positively to the point of changing cultures and leaving his clan. The reasons for Nwoye’s change in their sense of identity included his relationship with his father and his acceptance of the Missionaries. Ultimately, their response to the introduction of Western ideas shaped the meaning of the work as a whole by showing the positive effects the new culture can have on someone. The first reason Nwoye’s sense of identity was challenged with the introduction of the Western ideas was because of his relationship with his father. In the beginning of Things Fall Apart, it tells us
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
Worse yet, Odysseus gets his crew killed without claiming responsibility for the fact that their deaths are his doing. In The Odyssey, by Homer, the failure of Odysseus to protect his crew stems from his irresponsible choices, made without consideration
At the end of the story Okonkwo ends up being just like his father which is ironic because he strived to be nothing like him. The fear Okonkwo has from failing becomes his greatest downfall right to the end of his life. He became everything he didn’t want to become in the first place. If Okonkwo forgave his father from the beginning then things would have gone much differently. If he wouldn’t have been so cruel, harsh, warlike, and he would have been someone admired, strong, and courageous throughout the clan.
For example Oedipus says, “ For whoever he was who killed that man would as soon kill me with that same violent hand.” although he is the killer. Another example of irony is when Oedipus declares no one is allowed to speak to the person responsible for the curse of thebes, he says “ I decree no one shall receive him or speak to him nor make him partner in prayers to the gods or sacrifices.” although he is the one who brought the curse upon them. The use of Symbolism brought the forth the key to Oedipus figuring out his identity. The scars on his feet highlight he has been in pain since birth. It also emphasizes his ignorance ,since the scars are the keys to figuring out his identity.
Okonkwo lacks respect for women or anyone who fits the stereotype of being feminine because his father 's failures made him an “agbala” or woman in Umuofia. Okonkwo wants to escape the reputation his father bestowed upon him. In order to escape this reputation Okonkwo constantly seeks to create a manly image for himself by disregarding everything associated with women in Ibo culture. Okonkwo 's disregard for the feminine guides his conscious to only make aggressive decisions that make him look powerful, which disables him from making clear judgements. As a result, when the British begin to colonize Umuofia, Okonkwo wants to go to war with them.