Things Fall Apart Essay | Okonkwo's Self-Destructive Masculinity in "Things Fall Apart"

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Okonkwo's Self-Destructive Masculinity in "Things Fall Apart"

Summary: The character of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall About" is obsessed with proving his masculinity, often by beating his wife and son. This chracter flaw leads to misery for him and his family.
The novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a story that opens the reader's mind to an entirely different way of living in a Nigerian village. Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930, perhaps this is why he writes a whole book on a Nigerian village and introduces to us the ways of life for the Nigerian people. From the first page of the book to the last, Achebe allows the reader to enter the mind of the main character Okonkwo. Okonkwo is the leader of his village and is very respected for his many achievements. Although Okonkwo means well for his village, the novel invites the reader to see him has a flawed character who eventually suffers from the consequences of bad "masculine" decisions he makes throughout the book.

Okonkwo is known throughout Umuofia to be extremely masculine. He rarely shows signs...

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