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.
But the missionaries had made the Igbo people so disordered that they could not come together in the name of protecting their tribe. This is why Okonkwo kills himself. The tribe is officially at the beginning of the end, distraught and disconnected as a result of European
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.
This punishment of the whole population showed that Sherman had no interest in a united country. He was more interested in disciplining the seceding states. In “Sherman’s March to the Sea,” F.O.C. Darley depicts a house burning, a child weeping at the side of his mother, and an old man struggling to go on all while Sherman’s men march toward the fleeing Confederates. Through the destruction of civilian towns and plantations, Sherman damaged countless lives mentally and economically.
Amir, thinking that Hassan is still alive, finds out that he and his wife, Farzana, was killed by the Taliban. This describes a turning point because it changes everything and how he can’t see Hassan ever again and apologize for everything he has done. Now, Amir feels lost and does not know how he will ever make it up to Hassan and how he wanted to tell him that he was his best
Xavier is filled with rage after discovering the truth of Lisette’s false love for him and say to Elijah, “I do not give a shit anymore, ‘I say in Cree’. Let the bastards shoot me.” (255). Due to the fact of Xavier discovering about Lisette and her job, Xavier no longer has a reason to continue. Before Xavier’s goal was to see Lisette once more and now Xavier has nothing to look forward to after Lisette’s betrayal of his trust. Xavier now loses the will to survive the war.
Houses were burned down, wagon trains, farms, and homes were raided. It had gotten out of control, and so the governor demanded the Native Americans surrender, so that they could be taken care of, and no one would die. A couple of hundred surrendered, but many of the others did not, and sought out for a negotiation instead. The governor did not have the power to negotiate, so he told them to wait at the sand creek while he figured it out. Instead of negotiating he was ordered to kill them, since the Native Americans had killed so many people.
Additionally, he let his men violate the Arawak women. All of these awful deeds Columbus did lead the Indians to suicide themselves with cassava poison. The Arawak population drastically decreased until there was none of the original Arawaks or their descendants left on the island. Columbus was not only cruel to the Indians, but also to his crewmen. He ignored their cries of hunger and sickness and pushed them to work.
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).
And so after that, Okonkwo and his family was exiled for 7 years. He ended up going to his motherland and basically started over. Once the seven years were over, he came back to his fatherland to it being taken over the british, and he was not happy about it. At the end of the book Okonkwo ends up killing a missionary but cutting his head off and told everyone to get up and fight, no one wanted to fight. Okonkwo was done, he knew that he had no chance of living anymore and he ended up hanging himself.