Analysis Of The Book ' Things Fall Apart ' Essay

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This paper I will produce a four-page analysis on the book “Things fall apart”. The name of the book is called things fall apart and for Okonkwo that’s exactly what happened to him. Okonkwo was apart of a lower Nigerian society called the Umuofia clan. The Umuofia clan is apart of nine connected villages, his village is called Iguedo. He was a wealthy man that earned his respect in his village by beating Amalinze the Cat in a wrestling contest. The reason this fight was so big was the Cat had been undefeated for seven years until his match with Okonkwo.
While Okonkwo was well respected, his father Unoka wasn’t. Okonkwo fears weakness, a trait that he associates with his father and with women. Unoka was a very lazy man, who was scared of blood, and was always borrowing and losing his money. With no money his wife and children barely had enough to eat. Though he was lazy and financially unstable Unoka was a good musician, he played the flute. Playing the flute was the only thing he was good at doing, so when he died he died with no title. In their village men dying with no title, are considered worthless. That’s why Okonkwo hated his father and knew he wasn’t going to be like him.
Having so much anger built up against his father Okonkwo refused to be anything like him. He meant what he said, he is now known as one of the fiercest warriors of his clan so he was chosen to represent his clan. Okonkwo isn’t only fierce in his clan, but at home too. He dreads weakness, so he is…

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