Okonkwo's Fate In Things Fall Apart

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In the novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe the main character Okonkwo had a fear of being looked down upon by his clan. His fear of his clan created a path for destruction, in Okonkwo’s life this is his fate. Okonkwo gain his respect and proves he is a very powerful warrior to be reckoned with. Okonkwo had two sons Nwoye and Ikemefuna, between these two his favorite was Ikemefuna, this is unfortunate for Okonkwo because in the end he only ends up with one son. Unfortunately, when Okonkwo thinks he has life figured out his wife gets deadly sick. Then the unexpected happens, the white people show up and this messes with Okonkwo’s ego so much that he simply can’t handle it. Once the white men arrive they
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“The white men came to the leaders of the tribe and asked for a place to build shelter” (Achebe ). The people of Umuofia Tell the Christian people that hey may build a shelter in the evil forest. Soon after the Christian people build a church and go around preaching their religion to the people of umuofia, this continues to eat away at Okonkwo all the way to his unexpected fate. “one of the Christian people killed the sacred python”(Achebe ). This is the first thing the white people did to mess with the Ibo. For this Okonkwo wants to go to practically war with the white people. This proves that okonkwo's strength overpowers his wisdom. But even yet, it still gets …show more content…
Everything that Okonkwo owned was destroyed including his crops. “Okonkwo’s crops were burned and made no more” (Achebe ). Okonkwo deserves this kind of punishment. When Okonkwo had returned, he returned to his clan separated and his son nonetheless had defied his father and went to join the Christians. This makes okonkwo mad enough to want to go to war immediately, soon after okonkwo comes to a realization that his clan won't be joining him in wiping out the white people, this is one of the events that directly causes his fate… death. Okonkwo was so devastated by his clans denial that it leads okonkwo to kill himself. Okonkwo was in his chamber when his friend Obierika came to see him, and he was dead, hanging from a rope in Agbalas

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