Who Is Okonkwo A Tragic Hero In Things Fall Apart

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A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.In the Book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is a tragic character because he was an important figure in the Igbo tribe, his tragic flaw and outside forces led to his downfall.

Okonkwo is Honorable character. He was so honorable that “He had brought honor to his village.” (Pg.3) Okonkwo did this by wrestling people from his and other villages. He did this before “He was a man of action, a man of war”. (Pg.10) At the first sign of the white men he wanted to go to war. So during these actions “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond”.(Pg.3) He was known of his wrestling and more. He pick up an man and threw him.
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Just like how the white men “drove him to kill himself and know he will be buried like a dog”.(Pg.208) This means that he hanged himself because he could not go on with the white people taking over the village but no one wanting to do anything about it. So at night “He mourned for the clan, which he saw breaking up and falling apart.” (Pg.183) This is because of the white man having people changing their religions.

This is why okonkwo is a tragic hero and many many more reasons. That I believe he is a tragic

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