He had gained a great deal of success through his fears, however, Okonkwo’s inability to control his emotions led him to an immediate end. He had always fears to resemble his father -weak, shameful, failure and an abomination- , more so, he died a shameful death just like his
Okonkwo that is, the main character in the novel, came from nothing and built his envied life out of spite and resentment. Whatever good he did was for his own ego and approbation. Okonkwo is a celebrated figure in his village and did cause his own demise, but unfortunately does not possess the crucial elements of integrity or appropriateness that would ultimately make him a tragic hero according to Aristotle 's standards, the empathy his character evokes from the audience is that of sorrow for those caught in path of his wrath. To begin analyzing Okonkwo’s behavior as an applauded man in his village stems from his warrior like qualities which are glorified in Umuofia. But, to do so understanding why Okonkwo behaves the way he does is imperative.
Okonkwo's temper always manages to shine through, Things Fall Apart depicts this perfectly by stating, “It is not only Ikemefuna who feels fear… every nerve in Okonkwo tells him this is wrong, but when the moment comes, he kills his adopted son.” The inability for Okonkwo to be weak makes him solely cruel and with a weak father like Unoka he felt forced to adapt opposite ideals. Chinua Achebe shows how Okonkwo had to make a life for himself as his father had not allowed for many opportunities for him to come in play. Later the author of the article, Psychology & Behavioral Health Vol.2 the author talks about the motivation that it takes to overcome and cope with the fears that prohibit him from growing and being he optimal version of himself. Fight or flight is described as a physiological
The end of the Crucible is very suspenseful when the protagonist, John Proctor, is faced with choosing between confessing to a lie or dying for the truth. At first, Proctor is hesitant and signs the papers, confessing himself to evil, but before the signed paper is collected by the court, he tears it apart and is sentenced to death. This was his best option, for it stopped him from living a remorseful life. His decision to tear apart the signed confession was the most correct not only for himself but for his family and the community as well. In the Puritan village of Salem, a man 's reputation is very important.
Both men possess an egotistic attitude and have an overwhelming sense of pride in their achievements. As highly regarded and elevated members of their community, their rise to power is short lived as they lose their legacy as respected men in their lands. They are united by kingship, and are driven to their tragic end by forces within and outside of their control. Okonkwo is responsible for the disasters that come to him and his tribe, while divine forces conspired against Oedipus, who must accept the brutal truth of his life and his role within it. Okonkwo and Oedipus are doomed heroes, as facets of their character, such as their social status, imperfections, and self-righteousness, play a huge role in how much these men can determine their own disastrous fate.
Even though Achebe sets Okonkwo to his downfall, it is evident that Okonkwo is a great hero despite his rash behavior and temper. Generally, a tragic hero is born into royalty and has already attained the noble status. However, Okonkwo was born into a poor family, and according to Okonkwo his father was “weak and feminine”. Regardless his father’s failures Okonkwo acquires respect in the Igbo society by defeating a great wrestler: As a young man of eighteen he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat. (1) Okonkwo furthermore spends his hours toiling away in an attempt to earn his way up in the patriarchal society.
Okonkwo is a very prosperous and well-respected man throughout Umuofia, but his life is ruled by fear. His father was very weak and poor, and Okonkwo constantly fears that he will end up the same. Okonkwo fears being seen as less of a man, and this drives him to use harsh and abusive behavior towards his family. Okonkwo sees Nwoye as a boy that is prone to laziness, so he constantly torments his son, in hopes that he will be shaped into a man. Okonkwo’s main fear is that he should end up resembling his father.
Things Fall apart “A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more and more bitter when a man fails alone.” (Achebe 25). Chinua Achebe’s story describes how a man who has everything, can still be as unhappy as a man who feels they have nothing. A man named Okonkwo, who has everything a man in his position can dream of having. But, in one instance, everything he fights for and loves is lost, and he falls from this position that he is in.
Somalia has become part of the worst drought in the past 60 years in Eastern Africa. About 100,000 people died in this disaster (Forcing Back Famine page 2). In 2010, a famine struck in Somalia. The food shortages have been going on since then. As a result, thousands are starving and becoming malnourished.
According to the book “Africa’s war: overview, causes and challenges of conflict transformation” written by R.jackson(2016), he stated that in the twenty first century ,Africa faces many challenges which is their economic status is poor and uneven. There is now a widespread of war and their political conflicts is one if the major contributing factor in a situation like this. There is no doubt that Africa is considered as the most rivalry-prone territory in the whole world. Almost half of the wars that countries are affected by were located in Africa. Almost, all Africans are living in under such terrible conditions of constant political violence.