Things Fall Apart Essay | Bypassed Hero

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Bypassed Hero

Summary: Ancient and modern societies alike often idealize people who have exceptional qualities. The hero is but one example of this idealization as his noble qualities and courage lead him to great achievements. Okonkwo, Things Fall Apart, is a very controversial character due to his selfish ambition and lack of ethics.
Ancient and modern societies alike often idealize people who have exceptional qualities. The hero is but one example of this idealization as his noble qualities and courage lead him to great achievements. Okonkwo, Things Fall Apart, is a very controversial character due to his selfish ambition and lack of ethics. However, when examined more deeply, it is evident that he is a very compassionate man who is placed in disadvantageous situations. In consideration of his background, and the circumstances of his upbringing, one is able to have a greater appreciation for Okonkwo. Although, Okonkwo did act wit extremes at times, his noble qualities and courage led to great achievements which determine his heroic status.

The perseverance and loyalty of Okonkwo are noble qualities which are important to his character and that of a hero. His perseverance is by far his greatest quality, as he endured great trials of...

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