Things Fall Apart Summary
Chinua Achebe

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Things Fall Apart Overview

The tragic story of the life of warrior Okonkwo is the focus of the story “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Although Okonkwo strives to overcome his father’s reputation as a sluggard who refuses to pay his debts, his life ends almost as tragically as his father’s as he commits suicide, the ultimate crime for the African community in which he lives. Okonkwo’s story plays out against a backdrop of change in this culture, Christianity has come into the village which once was the pride of Okonkwo because of its reputation for war and strength. The characteristics that Okonkwo once strove to have are no longer as prized as they once were. Okonkwo is left feeling betrayed by his village, as if everything he has worked to have means nothing.

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