Things Fall Apart In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart -Chinua Achebe

Okonkwo is a man whose fame is spread throughout the nine villages as he wins a competition with ‘Amalinze the Cat’. Okonkwo is a man who fears weakness and failure. He hated everything his father, Unoka, did which by the way was being gentle and idle, so he tended to be harsh just to not appear like his father. He, on the other hand, is a very respected warrior and has a great family, but he tends to get too overconfident in his way of thinking and beliefs. Okonkwo passes lots of life events that make him become very impending to his consequences. Okonkwo was looking forward to being named the greatest in his clan. It all starts to fade as he commits his three greatest mistakes which lead him to get so far from his goal in which they can’t be undone. His first mistake happened during the week of peace when he furiously beats his wife as he accuses her of her negligence since she
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Doing such act meant for him to go exile for seven years because that was a murder of one of his clans and that angered the goddess, the clan members did not want to pay for what okonkwo did so they send him far away so his punishment would be outside and not in his own village and they even burned his house and his belongings to burn everything that might of been contaminated with his wrongdoing.
During his exile he is received by his mother’s younger brother, Uchendu. Uchendu receives them with opened hands and supplies Okonkwo 's family with supplies that he needs to grow crops and food. While in exile he assisted the wedding from one the uncle’s sons and at the end he was questioned by his uncle in a way that he did not know what to respond which was basically what Uchendu wanted to see, Okonkwo was left thinking about it but Uchendu got back to the

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