Essay On Okonkwo As A Tragic Hero In Things Fall Apart

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“Then they came to the tree from when Okonkwo’s body was dangling and they stopped dead,” (Achebe 207). This shows us that Okonkwo made himself look “soft” and not like the tough person he said he was because of the fact that he technically gave up on himself. This not only had a negative impact on him, but the clan as well. There were many things that Okonkwo did to show that he was not a leader, but showed that he was a weak person. Some of these things were he blocked out his emotions almost all the time to show that he was a person who showed no type of emotion, he would beat his wives without any hesitation, and lastly he ended up killing himself. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo is not a tragic hero as he said an impressive figure who falls due to fatal flaw, due to his sense of pride in lack of emotion, his cruel actions against his wives, and tragic choice of ending his life.

To begin with, throughout the story there were many times where
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There were many things he could’ve done differently and he could’ve admitted to many things as well, so other things could go differently in his life. The whole significance of Things Fall Apart is that the culture fell apart. The culture was not the same before the missionaries had came into. Throughout life there are going to be many obstacles and we will get down, but we have to learn how to overcome those obstacles and how to help ourselves get back onto our feet and continue with life. Yet there are always going to be those people who will love to act like they are tough, but those are the people who never get anything good out of it in the end. The actions Okonkwo chose to make made him seem like he was a delicate person because of the fact that he was always pointing out people he thought were not strong enough or not people of there word, but he ended up ending his life which made him seem of very poor

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