Things Fall Apart Essay | Things Fall Apart: The Tragedy of Okonwo's Character

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Things Fall Apart: The Tragedy of Okonwo's Character

Summary: Discusses the novel, Things Fall Apart. Analyzes the character of Okonkwo. Contends that Okonkwo was the symbol of the old times which couldn't survive in competition with the upcoming era.
"When man says yes his chi says yes also" (Proverb). At the beginning this ancient proverb matched Okonkwo's profile. Later under the weight of circumstances everything had changed. Okonkwo, the strongest defender of ancient values and rules begins to realize that things in his world started to fall apart when the time of change comes. He wanted to repudiate his feelings and all feminine-like instincts but in the end, emotions from destruction of his world overcame him. Okonkwo was the symbol of the old times which couldn't survive in competition with the upcoming era.

It all begins with Unoka, the father of Okonkwo, whose emotions were too strong and unusual for a man of Ibo that they cost him all the good social status. Okonkwo was ashamed of his lazy and feminine father and in order to not end up like him...

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