These new beliefs negatively change Ibo society because it causes them to lose citizens and their civilization to lose power. Another example of how the white man’s arrival negatively impacts the Ibo people is because Achebe writes, “At first the clan had assumed that it would not survive. But it had gone on living and gradually becoming stronger. The clan was worried, but not overmuch. If a gang of efulefu (worthless man) decided to live in the Evil Forest, it was their own affair” (154).
Okonkwo is a man who is so established in Igbo tradition that he finds anyone who doesn’t follow it to the point that he does as weak and almost effeminate. Upon the arrival of the Europeans and their missionaries, Okonkwo sees change happening in great strides around him such as the bringing of the new religion and he takes an almost “too late to go back now” approach. He is too rooted in tradition to accept the change willingly so he tries to fight it. He kills a missionary but learns that his community no longer supports him, and that he’s lost respect from the clan, this is when he realizes the futility of his actions and that change will come either way. We see the destructivity of this change in the end of the book when he takes his own life because he is unwilling to leave his culture and traditions behind.
Although, the colonizers use violence as a way to instill fear within the Igbo people. These indigenous people who once valued violence, fighting, and war lose sight of their old core values. Due to fear, they become unwilling to challenge the foreign white man. Okonkwo is the only one who maintains these values and his warrior spirit shows when he kills the main messenger, but no one else in the clan was willing to revolt. None of the other clan members gathered were willing to kill the other messengers, scared of the consequences.
The door for colonial was opened by mayans themselves If we look at the film again, we can find that they were losing a lot of men’s life just because they want to kill their own people, at the end of film, when they chase after jaguar paw, many of them die and they knew it is a bad sign but they did not stop killing. At the end, they all die. This was a punishment from the god for what they had done. when jaguar saw the spanish ships, he decide to go back forest and trying to start his own new life. I think he knows he can not win in this war, his just lost his tribe and mayans were not united, there was nothing can help him to win, so he did not want to involved the war he cannot win and he decide to live by his own, by his
This lack of consideration of the Igbo and their well-being from the Europeans further creates the drift that exists between the two cultures and drives them further apart from where they first started. It also raises the question of the intelligence of the white missionaries. How could a civilised and educated group of individuals who do not give themselves time to learn Igbo culture turn around and call Igbo uncivilised and uneducated? They certainly appear uncivilised and uneducated even though they claim to be. This is contradictory to
Also, because of how much he valued power and wanted to become even more highly-ranked, he started following Palpatine’s orders even when they were very extreme and harmful towards the Jedi. Palpatine led Anakin to want to end the Jedi, so he could be the most powerful and so he could save Padme. All of this occured because of one poor choice that he made because he was impatient. Similarly, Oedipus made very reckless and impatient decisions throughout the play, where he, just like Anakin, though that he could escape the punishment. Most importantly, when he was confronted by Teiresias he completely ignored his words and reasoning.
Until one day the tribe came to Okonkwo to inform him that they were going to kill Ike for his fathers actions. Although Okonkwo thought his son had changed into a young man after Ike’s death he returned back to his old habbits of being lazy and not caring about fufilling the family traditions. This was nearing the end of Nwoye’s time in his family before soon joining the missionaries and their family for
¨Locusts came once in a generation, reappeared every year for seven years, and then disappeared for another lifetime.¨ A white man appeared out of nowhere to explore the land. The elders warned the Oracle that ¨the strange man would break their clan and spread destruction among them.¨ The Oracle responded by killing the man and tying his horse to a tree. What the elders said became true since the village of Abame was now controlled by the white missionaries, which was the start of their expansion of their religion. The people were too weak and uneducated to fight. The clan was not allowed to do anything unless everyone put a vote on it which did not happen since it was against the law to kill intentionally.
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.