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.
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.
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. This depiction shows that the current generation and future generations would feel the effects of Sherman’s march. From the rubble emerged a broke economy and an enormous population of vengeful citizens.
#1: This quote shows a turning point in part 3 of The Kite Runner. 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.
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.
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. He hanged the colonists even for petty crimes such as stealing a fruit.
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). This quotation shows that the Ibo people begin to lose faith in Ibo religion because the white people are proving their religion faulty by building their church in the Ibo’s Evil Forest.
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.
Anyone who didn’t follow order was usually killed, for example on the march to Mexico when Cortes finds out that some of the caciques and papas were secretly betraying him he killed several of them. “Then Cortés told them that the King’s law decreed such treachery should not go unpunished, and they must die for their crime….they received a blow they will remember forever, for we killed many of them, and the promises of their false idols were of no avail.” (Diaz, 199) Cortés’ campaign was fueled by violence and false promises of brotherhood, there was never going to be a bond between Cortés and a bunch of uncivilized people. Cortés wanted power and wealth and he succeeded in doing
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.
In conclusion, the Ibo society needed to fall apart at the hands of the white men. The village of Umuofia profited from the foreigners being invading there society. Their religious beliefs were essential in all parts of their lives. The hierarchy between husband and wife needed to come to an end. The constant killing of other human beings was inhumane.